30 years ago to the day, the manly movie Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, began playing at cinemas. Any manly man with a date to burn had this one on his schedule.
The Cannon Group movie didn’t do too well at the box office, but who gives a shit, it’s another one of Charlie’s and shit gets blown up real good.
It’s another of J. Lee Thompson’s efforts, director of manly classics 10 To Midnight and The Evil That Men Do, also starring Bronson.
On the down side, it’s the only Death Wish entry in which no bare breasts appear on screen. The Cannon Group wanted a more muscular-sounding score for the action scenes and decided to re-use much of the music from its past action efforts Missing in Action(1984) and Invasion U.S.A. (1985).
Death Wish 4 was also the best VHS rental entry in the series by rental sales. And yes, any excuse to post this fucking clip!