R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.
Kurt Russell, Michael Keaton, Christopher Lambert, Dennis Quaid, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Don Johnson, Peter Weller, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Michael Biehn, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeff Bridges, and Arnold Schwarzenegger were considered to play Paul Kersey.
So there's nothing that I can do. Is that what you're saying?
Detective Kevin Raines: You can have faith.
Paul Kersey: How did faith work out for those people?
The detectives recover Kersey's college ring. They visit him in the office and show him the ring. First, this ring would have been inventoried on scene. Second, even if they did bring him the ring, why didn't Kersey ask for it back? In fact, he doesn't even ask about the process of having the ring returned to him.
When the title is shown on screen, it is faded away by the image of "flatlining" on a medical monitor. This effect is used in the closing credits as well.
The UK theatrical version was cut by 14 seconds to reduce a torture scene. This was done to earn a 15 certificate after the uncut version originally received an 18. The uncut version was later released on home media formats.
$13,010,267 4 March 2018