Death Wish II

Synopsis: Paul Kersey, the vigilante, now lives in LA with his daughter, who is still recovering from her attack. He also has a new woman in his life. One day while with them, Kersey is mugged by some punks, Kersey fights back, but they get away. The leader, wanting to get back at Kersey, goes to his house, but Kersey and his daughter Carol are not there. The muggers rape his housekeeper, and when Kersey and his daughter arrive, they knock him out and kidnap her. After they assault her, she leaps out of a window to her death. Kersey then grabs his gun and goes after them. When the LA authorities, deduce they have a vigilante, they decide to consult with New York, who had their vigilante problem. Now the New York officials, knowing that Kersey lives in LA, fears that he's back to his old habit. Fearing that Kersey, when caught will reveal that they let him go instead of prosecuting him send Inspector Ochoa to make sure that doesn't happen.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Michael Winner
  2 nominations.
89 min

(Woman) This is KABC Radio.

I'm Geri Nichols.

Latest crime statistics, released today,

show an alarming rise in violence.

In the last five years, gun fights in

Los Angeles County are up 79 percent.

Robberies are up 68 percent.

Aggravated assault, another violent

crime, shows an increase of 59 percent.

Rapes have increased 61 percent

and lesser crimes are up, too.

Today I spoke to Los Angeles

Police Commissioner, Herman Baldwin.

(Baldwin) The fear of crime has brought

a deterioration of our community.

It's almost as if

We've been struck by enemy bombs.

The number of citizens killed and

maimed by criminal violence

has produced in me

a great and personal resolve.

The only way we'll win,

and this is a war,

is by assuming the offensive.

Positive policing is the answer.

We must deploy all our resources

or criminal violence will destroy our


(Geri) But what resources are needed

to diminish the alarming rise in crimes?

Some say heavier prison sentences and

an increased police facility are enough.

I'm one of them.

(Geri) Others believe

that prison never cured anyone.

Judging by the rise in violence,

nor does it deter.

Here comes the commercial.

I know it's your station, and I like

Miss Nichols, but I can't take this.

It's not my station, I'm the architect

for the new one. Miss Nichols is late.

- She's still on the radio.

- They recorded that earlier.

- There she is now.

- Don't be late for dinner.

- Your daughter ate well last time.

- You're a great cook.

- For her, nothing is too much.

- We won't be late.

- We have to be there at 10:30.

- We'll make it.

The senator's aide

would not get off the phone.

Los Angeles magazine likes my idea

of a series of articles

on criminal rehabilitation.

That's great.

Hello, baby. You look really good.

(Geri) Hi, Carol.

We're not late, are we?

Has there been any progress this week,


Nurse says she asked for dinner

on Thursday.

That's the fifth week running

she's spoken.

That's not much after two years.

Will she ever come back to me?

Will she ever be normal again?

You're her father, Mr. Kersey.

You can only give her your love.

And your prayers, too.

(children laughing)

I remember you liked kites as a kid.

Do you still like'em?

(Mexican music)

We haven't bought you an ice cream yet.

You mean we haven't bought you one.

A man has to have some pleasures.

I'll tell you what.

You choose whatever you want here.

I'll go off and buy the ice cream.

(rock music from ghetto blaster)

(gang member) Look at him.

So, what he look like?

Let's do it.

- Out the way.

- Get out the way!.

- Watch out, a**hole!.

- (jeering laughter)

Go get your ice cream, man.


- Hey!.

- (woman) They got his wallet!

It's nice.

- Where's my wallet?

- I ain't got it.

(Mexican music)

Guess what?

I got there and I'd forgotten my wallet.

This time you two come with me.

- I'm gonna have to borrow some money.

- I think we can manage that.

(man) Carol! Where have you been?

I haven't seen you for two weeks.

I thought you'd deserted me.

- What happened, Paul?

- Nothing.

You didn't forget your wallet.

You never forget anything.

I'll tell you about it later.

I could stay.

I could do the interview another time.

The senator's only here for a day.

You shouldn't miss the opportunity.

- See you at dinner, OK?

- Hey, Paul. You coming aboard?

This is the place.

Super fine.

Easy, my man. We got business.

(Woman on TV) Mike,

I thought you weren't coming.

- (Mike) You know I wouldn't...

- (Woman) You are going to...

(doorbell chimes)

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