History Film / DeathWish

28th Apr '16 2:50:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Paul. By the series end he's a BadassGrandpa too.
13th Apr '16 5:52:36 PM Mdumas43073
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* KarmaHoudini: The three muggers and rapists from the first film, who start Kersey's road toward vigilantism, are never caught by the cops or killed by Kersey. In the sequels however, the trope is averted, in which, if you're a bad guy, then you're not leaving the movie alive.

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* KarmaHoudini: The three muggers and rapists from the first film, who start Kersey's road toward vigilantism, are never caught by the cops or killed by Kersey. In the sequels sequels, however, the trope is averted, in which, averted; if you're a bad guy, then you're not leaving the movie alive.
11th Apr '16 1:25:47 PM Anddrix
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original film is a gritty, realistic, look at urban decay and out of control crime in major American cities during the era. The movie was such a hit largely because it embodied the feelings of many honest citizens at the time. In the end there is no dramatic showdown with the men who killed his wife and raped his daughter, they simply disappear into the city and Paul will never know who they were. There's little graphic violence, but what there is very disturbing. Nothing in the movie could be defined as gratuitous. The sequels all follow all the clichés avoided in the original.
6th Apr '16 11:05:07 AM Mdumas43073
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The film was a major commercial success and generated a movie franchise lasting four sequels over a twenty-year period. The film was denounced by critics as advocating vigilantism and unlimited punishment to criminals (and by Garfield - see CreatorBacklash in Trivia), but it was seen as echoing a growing mood in the United States as crime rose during [[TheSeventies the 1970s]].

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The film was a major commercial success and generated a movie franchise lasting four sequels over a twenty-year period. The film was denounced by critics as advocating vigilantism and unlimited punishment to criminals (and by Garfield - see CreatorBacklash in Trivia), but it was seen as echoing speaking to a growing mood in the United States as crime rose during [[TheSeventies the 1970s]].
6th Apr '16 11:04:05 AM Mdumas43073
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''Death Wish'' is a 1974 action-crime-drama film based on [[Literature/DeathWish the 1972 novel]] by Brian Garfield (who also wrote ''Film/DeathSentence''). The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Creator/CharlesBronson (the actor, not [[Film/{{Bronson}} the prisoner]]).

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''Death Wish'' is a A 1974 action-crime-drama film based on [[Literature/DeathWish the 1972 novel]] by Brian Garfield (who also wrote ''Film/DeathSentence''). The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Creator/CharlesBronson (the actor, not [[Film/{{Bronson}} the prisoner]]).
6th Apr '16 11:03:44 AM Mdumas43073
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For a character ''with'' a death wish, see DeathSeeker.

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For a character ''with'' a death wish, see DeathSeeker.
6th Apr '16 11:02:43 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"People like the idea of revenge. You ever hear the expression 'The best revenge is living well'? It means supposedly the best way to get back at someone is just by being happy and successful in your own life. Sounds nice. Doesn't really work on that Creator/CharlesBronson-kinda level, you know what I mean? Those movies where his whole family just gets wiped out by some street scum. You think you could go up to him, 'Charlie, forget about the .357. What you need is a custom-made suit and a convertible. New carpeting, french doors, a divan! That'll show those punks!'"''

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wants the filth off the streets. If the police can't do it, he will... his way.]]

->''"People like the idea of revenge. You ever hear the expression expression, 'The best revenge is living well'? It means supposedly the best way to get back at someone is just by being happy and successful in your own life. Sounds nice. Doesn't really work on that Creator/CharlesBronson-kinda level, you know what I mean? Those movies where his whole family just gets wiped out by some street scum. You think you could go up to him, 'Charlie, forget about the .357. What you need is a custom-made suit and a convertible. New carpeting, french doors, a divan! That'll show those punks!'"''
1st Apr '16 8:59:29 AM nightkiller
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Paul is a pacifist, but he learned to use guns during his younger years as a combat medic in the UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. And it shows.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Paul is a pacifist, but he learned to use guns during his younger years despite later serving as a combat medic in the UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. And it shows.
31st Mar '16 2:16:55 AM KenKevinStriker
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-->'''Kersey:''' Maybe it's true.

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-->'''Kersey:''' I never thought about it that way. Maybe it's true.
4th Dec '15 9:51:30 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* StressVomit: After Kersey kills his first mugger, he goes home to the bathroom and throws up in his toilet.
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