Death Wish II (also known as Death Wish 2 in more recent years) is a 1982 sequel to the 1974 film. It stars Charles Bronson, was written by David Engelbach and directed by Michael Winner.
The soundtrack, also titled Death Wish II, was composed by Jimmy Page. The film was made on a $2 million budget; it profited $16 million domestically.
Death Wish II was released in the United States in February 1982. It was produced by Cannon Films, which had purchased rights to the Death Wish concept from Dino De Laurentiis. First planned for Cannon executive Menahem Golan to direct, Winner returned on Bronson's insistence.
The sequel makes a complete break from Death Wish and Death Sentence, Brian Garfield's novel series, and redefines the Paul Kersey character. Unlike the original, in which he hunts down every criminal he encounters, Kersey only pursues his family's attackers this time. His weapon of choice is a Beretta Model 85 .380 ACP.
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