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Death Wish (series)
The series is about Paul Kersey (played by Charles Bronson). Kersey kills criminals, including gangsters, drug dealers, murderers, and rapists. He kills them either because he is hired to do so by another person or for revenge. His wife, daughter, and some of his friends were killed by criminals. Their death made Kersey want to kill criminals. Many cops think that he is a criminal. Others think that he's helping. The movies are set in either New York City or Los Angeles. The entire series lasted for twenty years. Bronson played Kersey in all five movies.
Kersey was born in New York City of the early 1920s. Kersey's father was an English-American who originated from Norman England. His mother comes from Provo, Utah. Kersey's Norman English ancestor, Pierre Whítmoré Keèrsye, changed his name to Kersey. Kersey served in World War II from 1944 to 1945. In 1953, he served in the Korean War in the medical corps. In the late 1950s, he went to New York City to settle down.
Charles Bronson era
- Death Wish (1974) (directed by Michael Winner)
- Death Wish II (1982) (directed by Michael Winner)
- Death Wish 3 (1985) (directed by Michael Winner)
- Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) (directed by J. Lee Thompson)
- Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) (directed by Allan A. Goldstein)
Bruce Willis era (remakes)