R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.
Death Hunt (1981) and "Messenger of Death" (aka "Avenging Angels") [See: Messenger of Death (1988)] are the only cinema movies starring Charles Bronson outside his five film "Death Wish" film franchise to have the word "Death" in the title. However, Bronson did star in a television episode of The Untouchables (1959) entitled "The Death Tree" [See: The Untouchables: The Death Tree (1962)].
What is it?
Paul Kersey: A LAWS missile launcher. Anti tank, anti personnel. These rounds are self propelling, armour piercing. The round arms three feet out of the barrel. Won't do me much good though, unless I can get them bunched...
Rodriguez: All I got is a zip gun.
Paul Kersey: ...
Kersey shoots a man through a garbage can. As the man falls over, an undetonated squib can be seen on the far side of the can.
A shot during the end credits shows police cars and an ambulance and fire truck screaming down a street towards the epicenter of the riots.
Although the UK cinema version was uncut the 1986 video release was cut by 13 secs by the BBFC with edits made to shorten the rape scene and to remove a shot of a half-naked woman being dragged away by thugs. All the cuts were waived in 2006.
$5,319,116 3 November 1985