Bronson: "What do we do next?"
Winner: "The best script I've got is Death Wish. It's about a man whose wife and daughter are mugged and he goes out and shoots muggers."
Bronson: "I'd like to do that."
Winner "The film?"
: "No... shoot muggers."
— The discussion between Charles Bronson
and Michael Winner
while they were thinking about their next project together.
Nothing to do but cut and run, huh? What else? What about the old American social custom of self-defense? If the police don't defend us, maybe we ought to do it ourselves. Jack Toby:
We're not pioneers anymore, Dad. Paul Kersey:
What are we, Jack? Jack Toby:
What do you mean? Paul Kersey:
I mean, if we're not pioneers, what have we become? What do you call people who, when they're faced with a condition of fear, do nothing about it, they just run and hide? Jack Toby:
Civilized? Paul Kersey: