Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) (part 2 of 3)

16. Naturally, the next scene finds Kersey arriving at a very nice mansion. He meets his caller, who introduces himself as Nathan White. White refers to Kersey as “Mr. Vigilante”. Yes, that is the media’s nickname for Kersey, which proves that most truly creative writers don’t end up working at newspapers.

Caption contributed by Ed

“Chuck, our careers have really hit the skids. Haven’t they?”

17. White is played by veteran character actor John P. Ryan. Other films he’s been in have ranged from pretty darn good (Runaway Train) to cheesy (Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive) to… Well, we’ll get to Delta Force 2 eventually. Here, he appears to have done the same preparation for his role as Anthony Zerbe did for his Star Trek: Insurrection performance, because both guys affect an odd speaking cadence that sounds like it should be British, but misses the mark.

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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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