Death Wish 2 (1982)

Death Wish 2 (1982)

Taglines: He wants the filth off the streets. If the police can’t do it… He will – his way!

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.

Death Wish II is a 1982 crime thriller action film directed by Michael Winner. It is the first of four sequels to the 1974 film Death Wish. In Death Wish II, architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) moves to Los Angeles with his daughter (Robin Sherwood). After his daughter is murdered at the hands of several gang members, Kersey is once again forced to become a vigilante.

Unlike the original, in which he hunts down every criminal he encounters, Kersey only pursues his family’s attackers. The sequel makes a complete breakaway from the Brian Garfield novels Death Wish and Death Sentence, redefining the Paul Kersey character.

About the Story

Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) has managed to recover his shattered life and moved on, and is now dating L.A. radio reporter Geri Nichols (Jill Ireland). They go to pick up Kersey’s daughter Carol (Robin Sherwood) from the mental hospital. Her doctor says that despite traumatic catatonia, Carol has begun to speak again.

Paul, Geri, and Carol spend the afternoon at a fairground. While waiting in line for ice cream, Paul is pick-pocketed by five gang members: Nirvana (Thomas F. Duffy), PunkCut (E. Lamont Johnson), Stomper (Kevyn Major Howard), Cutter (Laurence Fishburne) and Jiver (Stuart K. Robinson). He catches up with Jiver but finds out that he does not have his wallet. Paul beats him up with a baseball bat.

Geri leaves to do a radio interview while Carol and Paul go on a boat ride. The five gang members break into Paul’s house as revenge for Jiver getting beaten up by Paul and the gang rape the maid, Rosario (Silvana Gallardo), then wait for Kersey. When Paul arrives home with his daughter, he is beaten unconscious. Rosario tries to call the police, but a mugger hits her with a crowbar on the head, killing her. They kidnap Carol, take her to their hideout, and begin to rape her. She jumps through a window in an attempt to escape, and dies after impaling herself on railings below.

Death Wish 2 Movie Poster (1982)

Death Wish 2 (1982)

Directed by: Michael Winner
Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J. D. Cannon, Anthony Franciosa, Laurence Fishburne, Silvana Gallardo, Robin Sherwood
Screenplay by: David Engelbach
Production Design by: William Hiney
Cinematography by: Thomas Del Ruth, Richard H. Kline
Film Editing by: Michael Winner, Julian Semilian
Set Decoration by: Rick Gentz
Music by: Jimmy Page
Distributed by: Filmways Pictures
Release Date: February 20, 1982