Death Wish (1974)

Jul 24, 1974 | Action, Crime, Drama, General Film, Thriller

Director: Michael Winner

Writer(s): Brian Garfield, Wendell Mayes

Starring: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats, William Redfield, Stuart Margolin, Stephen Elliott, Kathleen Tolan, Jack Wallace, Fred J. Scollay, Chris Gampel, Robert Kya-Hill, Edward Grover, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Logan, Gregory Rozakis, Floyd Levine, Helen Martin, Hank Garrett, Christopher Guest, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Olympia Dukakis, Ken Ackles, Marshall Anker, John G. Becher, Robyn Blythe, William Bogert, Bruce Brown, Robert Dahdah, Paul Dooley, Starletta DuPois, Art Evans, Hector Freeman, Larry Gilman, Beverly Goodman, Trent Gough, Carson Grant, John Herzfeld, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Eric Laneuville, Damien Leake, Len Lesser, Al Lewis, Sonia Manzano, Robert Miano, Jay Rasumny, S. Pearl Sharp, Lee Steele, B.T. Taylor

Synopsis: A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Release Date: July 24, 1974 (USA) | Length: 93 min | Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | Certificate: R

Note: It has been rumored that Denzel Washington played one of the alley thugs at around 47 minutes (albeit uncredited). While the actor in the film may bear a resemblance, Washington confirmed in a 2016 interview with Yahoo! that he did not appear in the film nor had he even started acting yet in 1974. Washington also stated in the interview that he saw it added to his IMDb page.  [IMDB] The listing is not currently on his page.