History Trivia / DeathWish

25th Jan '17 8:10:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletleyDifferentTitle: In Spain, the film was released as ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger).

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* CompletleyDifferentTitle: CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Spain, the film was released as ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger).
25th Jan '17 8:10:13 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletleyDiferentTitle: In Spain, the film was released as ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger).

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* CompletleyDiferentTitle: CompletleyDifferentTitle: In Spain, the film was released as ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger).
25th Jan '17 8:09:58 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDiferentTitle: In Spain, the film was released as ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger).

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* CompletelyDiferentTitle: CompletleyDiferentTitle: In Spain, the film was released as ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger).
25th Jan '17 8:08:51 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBacklash: Brian Garfield, the author of the original novel, sued the filmmakers for twisting the source material (ironically, the point of Garfield's novel was that vigilante tactics ''weren't'' the solution). You can probably guess from the four subsequent sequels that he lost.

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* CompletelyDiferentTitle: In Spain, the film was released as ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger).
* CreatorBacklash: Brian Garfield, the author of the original novel, sued the filmmakers for twisting the source material (ironically, the point of Garfield's novel was that vigilante tactics ''weren't'' the solution). You can probably guess from the four subsequent sequels that he lost.lost
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.
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