Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) (part 1 of 3)

SUMMARY: Charles Bronson is back as Paul Kersey, once again dishing out rough justice to scummy drug dealers. Leave all hope for a good plot, characters, and action at the door. There won’t be any of that here.

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

And we’re back, with another epic from our friends at Cannon. 1987 was really the last good year for them, as financial difficulties and feuding between studio heads Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus would lead to the decline and eventual disappearance of the studio. But the real reason I call 1987 the last good year for the company is because American Ninja 2: The Confrontation was released that year. You’ll find out why when I get to that one, but for now, let’s talk about our feature presentation.

This time out, it’s the fourth film in the Death Wish series, where we once again learn why you should never be related to, a friend of, or even associate with a Charles Bronson character, because you will not be long for this world. Oh sure, you could say the lesson is really don’t screw with Charles Bronson, but watching the films, I’m more inclined to go with my theory.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

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