History Trivia / DeathWish

26th Sep '16 5:33:48 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JeffGoldblum makes his film debut as Freak #1.
** Creator/ChristopherGuest plays Patrolman Jackson Reilly.



** Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/GeorgeCScott and Creator/FrankSinatra were offered the role of Paul Kersey, but backed out.

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** Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/GeorgeCScott and Creator/FrankSinatra Music/FrankSinatra were offered the role of Paul Kersey, but backed out.
6th Aug '16 1:02:03 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** After the success of ''Film/DirtyHarry'', Creator/ClintEastwood'' was offered the role of Paul Kersey but declined, feeling he would be poorly cast. He also thought that Creator/GregoryPeck would have been right for the part.

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** After the success of ''Film/DirtyHarry'', Creator/ClintEastwood'' Creator/ClintEastwood was offered the role of Paul Kersey but declined, feeling he would be poorly cast. He also thought that Creator/GregoryPeck would have been right for the part.
6th Aug '16 1:01:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* WorkingTitle: Dino De Laurentiis and Paramount originally wanted to call the film ''The Sidewalk Vigilante'' because they thought a movie with "Death" in the title was a deterrent and would put audiences off.



** After the success of ''Film/DirtyHarry'', Creator/ClintEastwood'' was offered the role of Paul Kersey but declined, feeling he would be poorly cast. He also thought that Creator/GregoryPeck would have been right for the part.

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** After the success of ''Film/DirtyHarry'', Creator/ClintEastwood'' was offered the role of Paul Kersey but declined, feeling he would be poorly cast. He also thought that Creator/GregoryPeck would have been right for the part.part.
* WorkingTitle: Dino De Laurentiis and Paramount originally wanted to call the film ''The Sidewalk Vigilante'' because they thought a movie with "Death" in the title was a deterrent and would put audiences off.
6th Aug '16 1:00:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Development of this film was turned-down by other Hollywood movie studios due to its contentious, controversial and sensitive subject matter involving vigilantism, pack-rape, and crime.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JeffGoldblum makes his film debut as Freak #1.
** Creator/ChristopherGuest plays Patrolman Jackson Reilly.



** Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/SteveMcQueen turned down the role of Paul Kersey.
** There were plans for a sixth film with the subtitle ''The New Vigilante''.
** There were plans to bring back Kersey's girlfriend from the second film for a cameo in the third or fourth--to be killed off, of course.

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** Music/FrankSinatra, Creator/ClintEastwood Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/GeorgeCScott and Creator/SteveMcQueen turned down Creator/FrankSinatra were offered the role of Paul Kersey.
Kersey, but backed out.
** There were plans The role of Paul Kersey was originally meant for a sixth Creator/SteveMcQueen, who turned it down.
** Creator/SidneyLumet was set to direct the
film with Creator/JackLemmon playing Paul Kersey (presumably to be more in line with the subtitle "everyman" character in the book) and Creator/HenryFonda as the police chief. After Lumet chose to direct ''Film/{{Serpico}} instead, both Lemmon and Fonda dropped out.
** At one point the movie was set to be shot in black-and-white.
* WorkingTitle: Dino De Laurentiis and Paramount originally wanted to call the film
''The New Vigilante''.
** There were plans to bring back Kersey's girlfriend from the second film for
Sidewalk Vigilante'' because they thought a cameo movie with "Death" in the third or fourth--to title was a deterrent and would put audiences off.
** Creator/LeeMarvin was another candidate for Paul Kersey.
** The killing in the subway station was supposed to remain off-screen in the script, but Creator/MichaelWinner himself decided to turn this into an actual, brutal scene.
** The early draft of the script had the vigilante being inspired by seeing a fight scene in ''Film/HighNoon''. Winner decided on a more elaborate scene, involving a fight scene in a recreation of the Wild West, taking place in Tucson, Arizona.
** After the success of ''Film/DirtyHarry'', Creator/ClintEastwood'' was offered the role of Paul Kersey but declined, feeling he would
be killed off, of course.poorly cast. He also thought that Creator/GregoryPeck would have been right for the part.
30th Mar '16 7:00:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The movie has Creator/JeffGoldblum in his screen debut playing one of the criminals who attack Kersey's wife and daughter. DenzelWashington and Sonia Manzano (''Series/SesameStreet'''s Maria) also have tiny bit parts; as a mugger and a grocery clerk respectively. Creator/ChristopherGuest also appears as a patrolman.
26th Jul '15 9:27:54 AM erforce
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* FilmOfTheBook
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The first movie has Creator/JeffGoldblum in his screen debut playing one of the criminals who attack Kersey's wife and daughter. DenzelWashington and Sonia Manzano (''Series/SesameStreet'''s Maria) also have tiny bit parts; as a mugger and a grocery clerk respectively. Creator/ChristopherGuest also appears as a patrolman.
** Creator/LaurenceFishburne is one of the main bad guys in the first sequel.
** In ''Death Wish 3'' you get [[BillandTedsExcellentAdventure Bill S. Preston, Esq.]] as a rapist, [[Series/StarTrektheNextGeneration Deanna Troi]], the Female Cenobite from ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'', [[Film/SupermanIII Brad]] (or, if you prefer, the TropeNamer for ChuckCunninghamSyndrome), and [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Frost]].
** ''The Crackdown'' has Film/{{Machete}}, [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] and [[Series/TheXFiles Skinner]].
* OldShame: Bronson wasn't happy about the third film, and rarely spoke about it.
* RecycledSoundtrack: Some music in ''The Crackdown'' was taken from ''Film/MissingInAction'' and ''Film/InvasionUSA1985''.
* SameLanguageDub: Some of the extras in ''3'' were dubbed over due to their British accents.
* ViewersAreMorons: Third film's number was supposed to be roman like in the second film, but it was changed because it was believed that Americans don't understand roman numbering.

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* FilmOfTheBook
* HeyItsThatGuy:
**
HeyItsThatGuy: The first movie has Creator/JeffGoldblum in his screen debut playing one of the criminals who attack Kersey's wife and daughter. DenzelWashington and Sonia Manzano (''Series/SesameStreet'''s Maria) also have tiny bit parts; as a mugger and a grocery clerk respectively. Creator/ChristopherGuest also appears as a patrolman.
** Creator/LaurenceFishburne is one of the main bad guys in the first sequel.
** In ''Death Wish 3'' you get [[BillandTedsExcellentAdventure Bill S. Preston, Esq.]] as a rapist, [[Series/StarTrektheNextGeneration Deanna Troi]], the Female Cenobite from ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'', [[Film/SupermanIII Brad]] (or, if you prefer, the TropeNamer for ChuckCunninghamSyndrome), and [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Frost]].
** ''The Crackdown'' has Film/{{Machete}}, [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] and [[Series/TheXFiles Skinner]].
* OldShame: Bronson wasn't happy about the third film, and rarely spoke about it.
* RecycledSoundtrack: Some music in ''The Crackdown'' was taken from ''Film/MissingInAction'' and ''Film/InvasionUSA1985''.
* SameLanguageDub: Some of the extras in ''3'' were dubbed over due to their British accents.
* ViewersAreMorons: Third film's number was supposed to be roman like in the second film, but it was changed because it was believed that Americans don't understand roman numbering.
patrolman.



** Music/IsaacHayes was approached to do the music for the second film.



** As well as plans to bring back Kersey's girlfriend from the second film for a cameo in the third or fourth--to be killed off, of course.
** One of the original drafted scripts for the fourth film was based around a plot involving Kersey playing two rival gangs against each other. Another one involved Kersey being secretly hired by the government to assassinate an international warlord.

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** As well as There were plans to bring back Kersey's girlfriend from the second film for a cameo in the third or fourth--to be killed off, of course.
** One of the original drafted scripts for the fourth film was based around a plot involving Kersey playing two rival gangs against each other. Another one involved Kersey being secretly hired by the government to assassinate an international warlord.
course.
8th Jun '15 9:57:09 PM Cindylover1969
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** [[BillandTedsExcellentAdventure Bill S. Preston, esq.]] as a small bit rapist and [[Series/StarTrektheNextGeneration Marina Sirtis]] in ''Death Wish 3''.
*** Also in ''3'', the Female Cenobite from ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'', [[Film/SupermanIII Brad]] (or, if you prefer, the TropeNamer for the ChuckCunninghamSyndrome), and [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Frost]].
** Creator/DannyTrejo in ''The Crackdown''.

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** In ''Death Wish 3'' you get [[BillandTedsExcellentAdventure Bill S. Preston, esq.Esq.]] as a small bit rapist and rapist, [[Series/StarTrektheNextGeneration Marina Sirtis]] in ''Death Wish 3''.
*** Also in ''3'',
Deanna Troi]], the Female Cenobite from ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'', [[Film/SupermanIII Brad]] (or, if you prefer, the TropeNamer for the ChuckCunninghamSyndrome), and [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Frost]].
** Creator/DannyTrejo in ''The Crackdown''.Crackdown'' has Film/{{Machete}}, [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]] and [[Series/TheXFiles Skinner]].
22nd May '15 2:38:41 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* CaliforniaDoubling: ''Death Wish 3'' was set in New York, but filmed in London.
7th Feb '15 1:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Also in ''3'', the Female Cenobite from ''HellboundHellraiserII'', [[SupermanIII Brad]] (or, if you prefer, the TropeNamer for the ChuckCunninghamSyndrome), and [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Frost]].

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*** Also in ''3'', the Female Cenobite from ''HellboundHellraiserII'', [[SupermanIII ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'', [[Film/SupermanIII Brad]] (or, if you prefer, the TropeNamer for the ChuckCunninghamSyndrome), and [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Frost]].
1st Jan '15 11:26:00 AM nombretomado
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** LaurenceFishburne is one of the main bad guys in the first sequel.

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** LaurenceFishburne Creator/LaurenceFishburne is one of the main bad guys in the first sequel.
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