Feb 21st, 2019
Analog Jones and special guest Alex Vazquez from Windy City Horrorama Film Festival in Chicago, try and keep up with Bronson crawling through Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987).
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Quick Facts
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown is a 1987 action thriller film, and the fourth installment in the Death Wish film series. Death Wish 4 had a budget of $5 million and a box office of $6.9 million.
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Directed by: J. Lee Thompson (following 1976's St. Ives, 1977's The White Buffalo, 1980's Caboblanco, 1983's 10 to Midnight, 1984's The Evil That Men Do, and 1986's Murphy's Law).
Produced and distributed by Canon Films Group
Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey
Kay Lenz as Karen Sheldon
John P. Ryan as Nathan White
Perry Lopez as Ed Zacharias
George Dickerson as Reiner
Soon-Tek Oh as Nozaki
Dana Barron as Erica Sheldon
Danny Trejo as Art Sanella
Tim Russ as Jesse
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown VHS description
Superstar Charles Bronson (Death Wish 1, 2 and 3, The Magnificent Seven) blows the drug underworld wide open in a blazing quest for justice and revenge in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown!
Haunted by his violent past, architect Paul Kersey (Bronson) struggles to forget the brutal deaths of his loved ones — and his obsessive one-man battle to avenge their murders. But when a dose of toxic "crack" kills the young daughter of his new girlfriend (Kay Lenz of "Rich Man, Poor Man"), Kersey again becomes the infamous "vigilante crusader." Vowing to wipe out the entire cocaine network of L.A. he skillfully goads two vicious competing drug empires into a bloody turf war. But there's a sinister force behind the scenes (Runaway Train's John P. Ryan) with his diabolical plans for Kersey in this powerhouse action-thriller!
-Death Wish 4 was the first film in the series not to be directed by Michael Winner. Winner expressed no interest in directing Death Wish 4 because Bronson was displeased with their previous collaboration on Death Wish 3 (1985)
-This was the third script idea for a Death Wish 4 and Canon went with it
-Hickman toyed with the idea of giving Kersey a surrogate son called Eric, to avoid repetition in having the character lose another daughter. He changed his mind and turned Eric into Erica because he felt that the death of a girl would be a stronger echo to the original loss in Kersey's life.
-The previous three films of the series featured young street punks as villains, while the fourth covered new ground was featuring adult representatives of organized crime. During filming,
-Bronson requested further rewrites of some aspects of dialogue and action scenes. Hickman recalled going through several rewrites daily.
- Over 100,000 cassettes were sold to rental stores. It was the best selling entry of the series in the video market.
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