Death Wish II (1982)



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Paul Kersey's (Charles Bronson) self-appointed one-man vigilante squad goes bi-coastal in Michael Winner's sequel to his Death Wish. Kersey has taken up residence in Los Angeles, but lunatic violence follows him across the country like toilet paper sticking to his shoe. Kersey's Spanish cook is immediately gang-banged and killed, while his daughter, still suffering from a catatonic stupor after her brutal rape in the first film, finds herself raped yet again. Vincent Gardenia as New York … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: David C. Engelbach
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 3, 2004
Warner Home Video


as Paul Kersey

as Geri Nichols

as Det. Frank Ochoa

as New York D.A.

as LA Police Commission...

as Lt. Mankiewicz

as Carol Kersey

as Fred McKenzie

as Elliott Cass

as Deputy Commissioner ...

as NYC Police Commissio...

as Stomper

as Judge Neil A. Lake

as Senator McLean

as Minister

as Tourist

as Tourist's Wife

as Dr. Gofeld

as Dr. Clark

as Cabbie

as Donald Kay

as Dr. Gofeld

as Chinese Landlord

as Tim Shaw

as Charles Pearce

as Nirvana's Girl #1

as Nirvana's Girl #2

as Nurse #1

as Nurse #2

as Nurse on Bus

as Policeman #1

as Policeman #2

as Himself

as Ambulance Man

as Woman at Party

as Prostitute

as Secretary to D.A.

as Thug #2

as Boat Captain

as Man in TV Soap Opera

as Girl in TV Soap Oper...

as Newscaster

as Diner
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Critic Reviews for Death Wish II

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

While the first film convinced me of Bronson's need for vengeance, this one is just a series of dumb killings.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Shamelessly rehashed.

Full Review… | November 6, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The results are every bit as revolting as in the original 1974 jackpot fantasy.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Overall, it's as unstylish as anything Winner has put his name to.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Even more foolish, more tacky and more selfrighteously inhumane than the 1974 melodrama off which it has been spun by the none-too-nimble fingers of Michael Winner.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

a strong, visceral experience that is not always comfortable to watch but pleasing to watch as the bad guys get what's coming to them

Full Review… | August 22, 2012
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Death Wish II

First sequel to the classic revenge action drama Death Wish is a step up in violence and action. Although not as great as the first, this film still manages to be thrilling from start to finish. After the events of the first film, Paul Kersey has moved to Los Angeles to restart a new life. Unfortunately he has to deal with the same situation again when hooligans break into his home rape his housekeeper and kidnap his daughter. He decides to clean up the streets again, and hunt down the hooligans who broke into his home. As a sequel, this film definitely is very good. It's definitely darker than the first film, more violent. Charles Bronson definitely shines here, and the film has plenty of action packed moments to keep you interested. The cast do a fine job in their performances, and as a whole, I personally feel that this is a fine sequel to a great film. Although it's not as memorable as the first film, this is still a must see and is good entertainment for action fans. I think as far as sequels are concerned, this among the better entries in the series, and is my personal favorite in this series. The plot is almost the same as the first, but who cares, Death Wish 2 is good fun from start to finish and if you're looking for a good action film to watch, then look no further than this film. Fans of the first will most likely enjoy this one as well, and it has something to appeal to every action buff. If you love Charles Bronson, you'll most likely love this film. A very well crafted follow-up to the first Death Wish, this one may be a bit more violent, but that shouldn't discourage fans of the first film.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


An unnecessary sequel, almost a carbon copy of the first. I'm a big fan of exploitation movies but this is just a little too gratuitous, and after the superior first, utterly pointless. I'll still watch the entire series though cos I'm like that!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer


Weak entry in the series, still has plenty of good deaths.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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