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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Brian Garfield (characters), Gail Morgan Hickman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Paul Kersey
Kay Lenz ... Karen Sheldon
John P. Ryan ... Nathan White
Perry Lopez ... Ed Zacharias
George Dickerson George Dickerson ... Detective Reiner
Soon-Tek Oh ... Det. Phil Nozaki (as Soon-Teck Oh)
Dana Barron ... Erica Sheldon
Jesse Dabson ... Randy Viscovich
Peter Sherayko ... Nick Franco
James Purcell James Purcell ... Vince Montono
Michael Russo Michael Russo ... Danny Moreno
Danny Trejo ... Art Sanella
Daniel Sabia Daniel Sabia ... Al Arroyo
Mike Moroff ... Jack Romero
Dan Ferro ... Tony Romero
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Storyline

Paul Kersey, LA architect and part-time vigilante, is fed up with violence and wants a quiet life. However, when friend's daughter dies of overdose, he has no choice but to go to war on drug dealers. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Wish 4 - Das Weiße im Auge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,466,557, 8 November 1987

Gross USA:

$6,880,310
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Group See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gail Morgan Hickman original script was more existential but Cannon kept making him change it to appeal to "the Death Wish audience". Eventually, the only scene that remained from the first script was its incredible opening scene. See more »

Goofs

In the opening garage scene the BMW was initially in a marked parking spot but was later shown in another location when the thugs bashed the windows and pulled the woman from the car. See more »

Quotes

Nathan White: I know about your friend's daughter, Mr. Kersey. I also know that you shot the pusher who sold her the drugs. But I ask you, sir, what about the people behind him? How many children do we let them destroy before we say enough, Mr. Kersey? How many?
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Alternate Versions

German Videoversion misses an unimportant scene of 3 seconds, probably because of bad master-material. In the TV-Version most of the violence has been edited out See more »

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References Secret Admirer (1985) See more »

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Written, Arranged, Performed and Produced by Michael Bishop
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User Reviews

 
Violent, Fun, Charlie's Back!
26 November 2003 | by mrfilmmaker666See all my reviews

This is a good fun movie. The story is basically Charles Bronson killing gangsters! Imagine Grand Theft Auto 3 as a movie, and you got The Crack Down! The ending to the film is even somewhat of a remake of Yojimbo! I definetely recommend this movie to action lovers! This will not let you down! For God's sake, there's a roller rink shootout!!!! 5/5 STARS


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