Death Wish II

Death Wish II

Michael Winner (1981)

X Certificate


Our Score
Charles Bronson takes his lone vigilante act to Los Angeles in this crudely exploitative, belated first sequel to Michael Winner's trend-setting trash thriller. Beginning as it means to go on with the rape and murder of Bronson's Spanish maid, it would be offensive if it weren't so laughably over the top. Even his comatose daughter from the first marginally original outing ends up impaled on railings after being raped again in another horrendous example of Winner not knowing when to stop piling on the excess. Was Bronson really that bad an actor? It would certainly seem so on this evidence.


Former vigilante Paul Kersey is trying to get his life back to normal, alongside his already traumatised daughter. However, no sooner has he settled into his new home than a gang of hoodlums attacks the property, forcing him to return to his vengeful ways. Michael Winner's thriller sequel, starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia and JD Cannon. Including FYI Daily.

Cast & Crew

Paul Kersey Charles Bronson
Geri Nichols Jill Ireland
Frank Ochoa Vincent Gardenia
New York DA J D Cannon
LA Police Commissioner Anthony Franciosa
Lieutenant Mankiewicz Ben Frank
Carol Kersey Robin Sherwood
Rosario Silvana Gillardo
Fred McKenzie Robert F Lyons
Elliott Cass Michael Prince
Dep Commissioner Hawkins Drew Snyder
New York Police Commissioner Paul Lambert
Nirvana Thomas Duffy
Stomper Kevyn Major Howard
Jiver Stuart K Robinson
Cutter Laurence Fishburne
Punkcut E Lamont Johnson
Director Michael Winner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Drug abuse and nudity, edited for some of its language and violence,.Available on: video and DVD