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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:04 PM

OK, so I'm watching "Death Wish" movies on AMC and . . .

Laughing my ass off. Does that make me a bad person?

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Reply OK, so I'm watching "Death Wish" movies on AMC and . . . (Original post)
Brigid Jul 2012 OP
graywarrior Jul 2012 #1
Tom Ripley Jul 2012 #2
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Brigid Jul 2012 #4
Mendocino Jul 2012 #27
Major Nikon Jul 2012 #3
Brigid Jul 2012 #5
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #6
Brigid Jul 2012 #7
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #8
Brigid Jul 2012 #9
Tom Ripley Jul 2012 #10
Brigid Jul 2012 #11
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #13
Brigid Jul 2012 #14
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #15
Brigid Jul 2012 #16
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #17
Brigid Jul 2012 #19
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #12
Tom Ripley Jul 2012 #21
frogmarch Jul 2012 #18
Brigid Jul 2012 #20
GReedDiamond Jul 2012 #22
Tom Ripley Jul 2012 #23
GReedDiamond Jul 2012 #26
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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:11 PM

1. No.

I do the same.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:34 PM

2. You will probably really like this...

 




Like the late Harry Crews, I also really dig the knuckles of Saint Bronson.
Nothing wrong with that.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:51 PM

4. .

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 05:03 PM

27. Stand your Ground!!!

Are these training movies for neighborhood watchmen?

Will Zimmerman use them in his defense?

Will "St. Charles" rise from the dead to testify for him?


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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:45 PM

3. It just means you're going straight to hell with the rest of us

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 10:59 PM

5. Uh oh.

Bronson is ordering ginormous handguns through the mail and making his own ammo. There's gonna be trouble.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:06 PM

6. They got progressively laugh-worthy...ESPECIALLY Death Wish IV

By this point Charles Bronson is, oh...I dunno...NINETY? And he SINGLE-HANDEDLY takes on THE ENTIRE COCAINE NETWORK OF LOS ANGELES.

Charles Bronson, weary and comatose, is trotted out again as the cocked crusader Paul Kersey in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown. Director Michael Winner has jumped ship for this installment, replaced by J. Lee Thompson (who has seen better days). Kersey is back in L.A. and dating attractive reporter Karen Sheldon (Kay Lenz). Of course, the clock is ticking, and the gong goes off when Karen's daughter overdoses on crack. Before you can say "kaboom" the drug dealer, along with a large cast of bit players, are blown to bits by the single-minded vigilante. An enterprising publisher whose own daughter has died from a drug overdose hires Kersey to wipe out the city's two rival drug dealers and their legions of flunkies. Kersey has no trouble agreeing, and using the technique limned in Yojimbo, he methodically eliminates gang members, first from one side and then the other, until one gang's paranoia about the other gang causes the two competitors to engage in a major confrontation that impacts both groups. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

R, 1 hr. 40 min.



http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/death_wish_4_the_crackdown/

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:13 PM

7. I think that one is next.

I may have to stay up for it.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:22 PM

8. Oh, TRUST me...it's a stinker on an EPIC scale.

It's been a while since I've seen it but it's one of those movies where elderly Charles Bronson, wielding some kinda bazooka or giant machine gun or something, keeps WALKING INTO A HAIL OF BULLETS from every crack addict in Southern California and blowing these guys away. Looks like they're showing all five films and DV4 is on in about 3-1/2 hours. I just turned it on, I'm IN.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:32 PM

9. Oh shit. in the one that's on here . . .

The bad guys just killed his new girlfriend and then his buddy. And he's ordering stuff in the mail again. Yup, that means big trouble.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:37 PM

10. An architect/vigilante's gotta do what an architect/vigilante's gotta do

 

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:50 PM

11. OK, so . . .

The whole neighborhood is going up in flames, cars are exploding, gunfire everywhere -- and no SWAT team? What's up with that?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:57 PM

13. WAIT until you watch III...that "whole neighborhood is going up in flames" thing gets EPIC.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:07 AM

14. That was the one.

IV just started. Architectural consultant -- yeah, right!

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Response to Brigid (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:11 AM

15. I'm still watching II...damn West Coast!



But you are in for a treat with IV.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:20 AM

16. Lots of explosions and gunfire and stuff?

Oh goody.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:23 AM

17. And a plot twist! A PLOT TWIST!!!!

You'll see it coming from a mile away.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:27 AM

19. It has to do with . . .

That rich newspaper guy, right?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 11:56 PM

12. It starts getting "cartoony" with III.

If you haven't seen it YOU HAVE TO SEE IT.

WHY, you ask?

Well, the "head bad guy" is none other than "Gavan O'Herlihy"...



...who played Richie Cunningham's brother "Chuck" on the first season of "Happy Days," but was replaced by another actor mid-season (holy Dick York / Dick Sargent on "Bewitched", before they dropped the character together.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:53 AM

21. Chuck set up housekeeping with Eric's older sister on "That 70s Show"

 

a nice couple of kids....

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:26 AM

18. He's dead, Jim

James Arness (Matt Dillon) killed Bronson in Gunsmoke ("The Killer" 1956).



(I first saw Charles Bronson in 1953 when he played a mute man in House of Wax. That was before he changed his name from Charles Buchinsky to Charles Bronson.)

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:31 AM

20. I think I'd have to change that name too.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:04 AM

22. The Death Wish franchise brought us - Death Wish 3...

...with original music by Jimmy Page - 1985.

So, if laughing your ass off makes you a bad person, then so am I.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #22)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:16 AM

23. And Jeff Goldblum as freak #1!!!

 

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:56 AM

26. I would expect nothing less from Jeff Goldblum...

...being credited as freak #2 or a higher freak# would have been embarrassing to him.

In any case, a great bad movie worth being accused of being an idiot for watching.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:18 AM

24. Don't miss Jeff Goldblum

As 'Freak #1' in the first movie.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 01:27 AM

25. I tried watching the first movie. JUST that one.

Only about a half hour of it.

STOOOO-PID!

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