Death Wish (1974) Poster



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Followed by 

Death Wish II (1982)
Death Wish 3 (1985)

Remade as 

The Executioner (1975)
An unofficial, at times shot-for-shot remake.
Sex Wish (1976)
Sex Wish is a loose remake of Death Wish.
Death Wish (2018)


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
In a halloween (or costume) party there are some people dressed as the scarecrow, tin man, and the cowardly lion.
Pirates on Horseback (1941)
Poster at Arizona Gun Club
Westward Bound (1944)
Poster is in Jainchill's shooting range
Shane (1953)
Jainchill's "gun is a tool" speech is taken from Shane
True Grit (1969)
the line "Fill your hand!"
Lawman (1971)
Poster is seen
Straw Dogs (1971)
Superdad (1973)
Poster is shown.

Referenced in 

Two Senoritas (1975)
The title is advertised on a marquee.
Play for Today: Rumpole of the Bailey (1975) (TV Episode)
Advertising posters for the film featured on the front of Rumpole's bus to the courts.
Saturday Night Live: Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 'Dino de Lorentiis'.
The Beasts (1980)
It is referenced.
Escape from New York (1981)
Carpenter said he was inspired by the film Death Wish in the sense that New York was a kind of jungle, and wanted to make a science fiction film along these lines
10 to Midnight (1983)
Leo Kessler (from "10 To Midnight") is a variation of Paul Kersey (from "Death Wish").
Saturday Night Live: Betty Thomas/Stray Cats (1983) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Saturday Night News.
Death Wish 3 (1986) (Video Game)
Acknowledges it's existence through title.
Cool It: Episode #2.2 (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Phil Cool
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Psychos in Love (1987)
Joe and Kate rent this film in a video store.
The Confessions of Bernhard Goetz (1987) (Video)
Bernhard Goetz mentions the film
ALF: Stop in the Name of Love (1988) (TV Episode)
The movie Danny actually takes Lynn to see is the tenth (non-existent) sequel to this first of the series.
Speaking Parts (1989)
VHS box seen on shelf in Eddie's Video Store.
Law & Order: Self Defense (1992) (TV Episode)
Charles Bronson is referenced as a vigilante like his character from this film.
Falling Down (1993)
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Being interviewed for a TV news report, one character is heard to say, "I'm a big fan of those Death Wish movies".
Serial Mom (1994)
Betty Sterner reads an issue of Newsweek Magazine whose headline is "Death Wish".
Star Trek: Voyager: Death Wish (1996) (TV Episode)
Although the expression Death Wish is common, it has been claimed that the Voyager episode title was named specifically after the Charles Bronson movies.
British Men Behaving Badly: Cowardice (1996) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned in this episode.
Married... with Children: The Desperate Half-Hour (1997) (TV Episode)
The Death Wish movie series is referenced, when Al announces he is about to watch Death Wish 6 (a non-existent sequel).
Smoke Signals (1998)
Caboblanco: Introduction and Tony Curtis' Parting Words (1998) (Video)
This title is mentioned / referred to.
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven: Death Wish (1998) (TV Episode)
Numerous references throughout (including title of episode).
Charmed: Heartbreak City (2000) (TV Episode)
Jack Sheridan mentions the movie
Frasier: Something About Dr. Mary (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000) (TV Movie)
Mentioned once.
Spider-Man (2000) (Video Game)
Spiderman calls The Punisher "Mr. Death Wish"
Brother (2000)
Action: The Last Ride of the Elephant Princess (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Peter.
Enter the Matrix (2003) (Video Game)
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Series)
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
One of the hoods makes reference to Charles Bronson. Also, the line "Bleeding heart liberal" is used, which is a reference to Death Wish.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004) (Video)
The movie poster is shown.
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Both Paul & Abigail pretend to be a helpless predestinations in a subway to lure attackers into a trap (where in they end up being shot)
Boston Legal: Tortured Souls (2005) (TV Episode)
Alan mentions during his closing argument
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Mary Whitehouse mentions it.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
"He's making himself Judge, Jury, and Executioner."
The King of Queens: Mild Bunch (2007) (TV Episode)
Arthur and Carrie mention it in conversation as the last movie they watched together.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Hammerson compares Smith as "a man dispensing his own brand of justice"
The Brave One (2007)
protagonist turns vigilante after a brutal attack on their loved one
Skull & Bones (2007) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Bachelor Pad (2007) (TV Episode)
Mr. Omar mentions the movie
Rock Monster (2008) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned
Sledstvie veli...: Zazhda smerti (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced multiple times because it was a main source of inspiration for the vigilante in question. Title of the episode is also derived from a Russian title of thhis movie.
The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry (2008) (Video)
Compared to Dirty Harry.
Silence, ça tue! (2008)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Bronson (2008)
Mentioned by characters.
Screenwipe: Episode #5.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Brooker says a commercial starring Michael Winner is better than this film he directed.
The Vigilante (2008) (Video)
Life on Mars: Everyone Knows It's Windy (2009) (TV Episode)
Ray mentions it when explaining why he knew Sam didn't kill McManus.
Spike's Guys Choice (2009) (TV Special)
Mentioned in the Fight Club acceptance speech
Harry Brown (2009)
Similar premise: ordinary citizen takes law into his own hands after murder of someone close to him
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.24 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.54 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $400 clue in the category "Born & Died".
Bad Movie Beatdown: Parting Shots (2010) (TV Episode)
Michael Winner also directed Parting Shots
The Mentalist: Scarlet Ribbons (2011) (TV Episode)
Security Guard said Jane got his Bronson on when he killed the man.
Hawaii Five-0: Alaheo Pau'ole (2011) (TV Episode)
Rafe says when after he mugged Archer, Archer came back with a gun and pulled a Charle Bronson.
Chronicle (2012)
Andrew attacking hoodlums for a loved oned behalf
Conan: Death Wish Six: Natural Causes (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference. Charles Bronson did five Death Wish movies before his death.
Bad Ass (2012)
After Vega's first throwdown, his friend remarks about Charles Bronson
Futurama: Near-Death Wish (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Planet Sheen: Raging Belle/Breath Wish (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference
In Confidence: Michael Winner (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during interview.
Escale à Nanarland: Le Justicier de New York (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Skid Row (2013)
Charles Bronson is mentioned twice in the film.
Modern Family: Larry's Wife (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Old School (2013) (TV Episode)
Jake says his colleagues call him "Death Wish".
Discussing the Pod (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Divergent (2014)
Looks like someone has a Death Wish
The Cinema Snob: Invasion of the Samurai Sluts from Hell! (2014) (TV Episode)
"That's like if in Death Wish, instead of shooting them, Charles Bronson just shook their hands."
Remo, Rambo, Reagan and Reds: The Eighties Action Movie Explosion (2014) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Man defends the helpless from crooks follwing the aftermath of the death of a loved one
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
It is mentioned
A Final Hit (2015)
Mark references Charles Bronson as a vigilante
The Cinema Snob: The Crippled Avengers (2015) (TV Episode)
"That's like if an hour into Death Wish, Charles Bronson just started raping people."
Chicago P.D.: Climbing Into Bed (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Night City (2015)
There is a lot of little references to the Death Wish series and lead actor Charles Bronson
Ash vs Evil Dead: The Dark One (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in The episode
Trailer Trauma (2016) (Video)
The title is mentioned in the "Mean Frank and Crazy Tony" trailer.
Daredevil: Dogs to a Gunfight (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Photos say Judge, Jury, and Executioner, which was Death Wish''s tagline
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Batman (2016) (TV Episode)
"I can't tell if I'm watching Turkish Death Wish or Turkish Batman."
Castle: Death Wish (2016) (TV Episode)
title reference
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jesse Tyler Ferguson/Governor John Hickenlooper/Bryson Tiller/Tim Alexander (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth comments on Donald Trump's recollection of the movie
Suicide Squad (2016)
Katana: criminals don't deserve no mercy
The Cinema Snob: Breakin' (2016) (TV Episode)
"The winner of this dance off gets to become a rapist in one of Cannon's Death Wish movies."
The Cinema Snob: Dangerous Men (2016) (TV Episode)
"...leave some room for Bronson."
Honest Trailers: John Wick (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
NCIS: New Orleans: Swift, Silent, Deadly (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sebastian Lund.
One Lone Cat: Death Wish 2018 Trailer Reaction (2017) (TV Episode)
Compared to the remake.
Keeping Justice (2017)
mentioned in dialogue
The Concrete Jungle: An Interview with Robert Miano (2017) (Video)
Stills shown & discussed.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bruce Willis/Retta/Towkio (2018) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to the original Charles Bronson movie
Death Wish (2018)
Final scene pays homage to Bronson in the original.
The Deuce: Seven-Fifty (2018) (TV Episode)
Vincent mentions "Death Wish 2: the Sequel", only a theoritical sequel at this point, as the real one would not be made until 1982, four years after this episode's setting.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Want to Be Here (2018) (TV Episode)
Nathaniel is going on an excursion called Death Wish Adventures.
The Rookie: Standoff (2019) (TV Episode)
The apartment complex is called the Bronson estate after Charles Bronson's Death Wish.
Whiskey Cavalier: Good Will Hunting (2019) (TV Episode)
Frankie calls Will "Death Wish"

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
I Love the '70s: 1974 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted (2004)
Footage of this movie is shown.
The Laser Man: Episode #1.3 (2005) (TV Episode)
John Ausonius rents it at a video store and watches it at home
Sledstvie veli...: Zazhda smerti (2008) (TV Episode)
Excrepts are shown numerous times.
King of the Hill: Cops and Robert (2008) (TV Episode)
The wallet victim rents this movie, while searching for inspiration to toughen himself up.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Michael Jackson's This Is It/The House of the Devil/Gentlemen Broncos (2009) (TV Episode)
The Movie Review Haiku says "Did you see Death Wish?", clips shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Sweet Revenge (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking #7 as the top revenge movies
Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980's and the Rise of the Action Film (2012) (Video)
Film still with Paul Kersey is presented.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Revenge Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Death Wish is #5.
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
Clip from theatrical trailer.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Action Movies of the 1970s (2014) (TV Episode)
Death Wish is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Mugging Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
More Subway Muggings is #7.
The Cinema Snob: Death Wish II (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob talks about the original
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Badass Movie Vigilantes (2017) (TV Episode)
Paul Kersey is #2.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Movies Banned in Britain (2017) (TV Episode)
Death Wish gets an honorable mention.
re:View: The Warriors (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
WatchMojo: Top 10 Vigilante Justice Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Death Wish is #3.

Spoofed in 

Dead End (1985)
Charles Bronson-like character killing zombies, thinking they're muggers.
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Angela becomes a Paul Kersey like character who kills campers who get away with the rules
The Simpsons: A Star Is Burns (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay Sherman says he will be reviewing an aging Charles Bronson in "Death Wish 9", a brief clip plays of Bronson lying in a hospital bed saying "I wish I was dead. Oy!"
Charlie's Death Wish (2005) (Video)
Entire film is a spoof on the "Death Wish" movie series.
American Dad!: The One That Got Away (2008) (TV Episode)
For his revenge Rogers dresses like 'Charles Bronson'

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