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Waddison
April 25, 2008, 08:19 PM
Ok,
So I was bored...
I caught Death Wish 3 on the tube last night. Now I remember why I never watched the whole thing all these years. There were more factual gun errors in that one flick than I care to recount. Not to mention the plot was awful, the acting was worse and the cinematography nearly non-existant!
Charles Bronson has a ".455 Webbly Auto Magnum":confused: (pistol) shipped to a P.O. Box... From where? His character recieves multiple fire arms shipments to his P.O. Box - including a hand held rocket launcher with 2 rounds.
Every citizen in the appartment complex/neighborhood knows it is illegal to have a firearm in their possetion, but nearly all do but are afraid to use them? His buddy has 2 WWII era machine guns in a wardrobe, with belted ammo. (Brought back after his service.) If only.... :)
It goes on and on and on and .....:barf::barf::barf:

And I actually watched the whole thing... I must be crazy, stupid or just plain bored to near a death wish. I am ashamed....:o:o

Waddison

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Gunnerpalace
April 25, 2008, 08:40 PM
.475 Wildey Magnum

Fixed it.

Geronimo45
April 25, 2008, 08:45 PM
"They shot the giggler, man!" :p

Jorg Nysgerrig
April 25, 2008, 08:51 PM
Wait, a movie that didn't accurately reflect the real world? I call shenanigans!

hddeluxe
April 25, 2008, 08:53 PM
It's simply Hollywood.

bannockburn
April 25, 2008, 08:54 PM
Waddison

Actually the first one was pretty good, though I thought he had a lot of one shot stops for using a .32 S&W. The story line, acting, supporting cast, and being filmed on location, made the first Death Wish a fairly decent movie for its time. All the aberations that followed were not.

Rembrandt
April 25, 2008, 09:01 PM
Of course it's not factual.....they call it "Creative License". Haven't you ever seen an Oliver Stone movie?

At one time "factual" movies were called documentaries.....until Michael Moore fudged the rules.

gunman42782
April 25, 2008, 09:19 PM
That was the worst of the Death Wish movies, for sure.

mekender
April 25, 2008, 09:36 PM
hmmm, it was made in 1985.... so the MG would have been legal...

when did they stop allowing shipments to PO boxes? might have been after 1985...

the possession stuff... meh, its a movie

Sato Ord
April 25, 2008, 09:38 PM
Hey, at least it was Charles Bronson. He was my hero when I was a teenager. Come to think of it, I saw those Death Wish movies back then!

If it's Chuck B., it can't be all bad.

revjen45
April 25, 2008, 09:53 PM
After # 1, 2 was a typical sequel, and the series went from ridiculous to absurd from there. Even worse was getting the rocket launcher from a surplus store in CA in Commando.

Carl N. Brown
April 25, 2008, 10:34 PM
when did they stop allowing shipments to PO boxes?

1968 Gun Control Act. Banned "mail order guns" the root of all evil in the universe, and imports of the .22 short RG 10 revolver, the deadliest weapon in the world at its time, the original Saturday Nite Special.

bogie
April 25, 2008, 10:39 PM
The best thing about DWII was that Jimmy P did the soundtrack...

And it was Morpheus' first gig...

Heartless_Conservative
April 25, 2008, 10:40 PM
That was the worst of the Death Wish movies, for sure.

Looks like somone hasn't seen Deathwish 5.

PS Don't watch Deathwish 5 unless you're really, really bored and don't mind cringing on the inside as all light and decency fades from the universe.

Curator
April 25, 2008, 10:49 PM
Yup--The Death Wish series was mostly Hollywierd trash. But--They took in good money at the box office. This reflected the public's pent-up frustration with the inability of law enforcement to have an effect on urban crime. They never started a wave of vigalantieism as was feared, but did help to start the CCW movement in several States. People everywhere cheered Bronson as he blew away the scum-bags that they couldn't deal with. The cops aren't made to look as bad and ineffective as they really were (are) and even turned a blind eye to Bronson"s brand of justice. (Like they wouldn't hunt him down with even more vigor than "real" criminals--witness Bernard Getz))

Like it or not, Hollywood reflects what the masses are concerned about. Needless to say they exploit it for all they're worth. Look at today's movies and see what they say about our times---

oldgold
April 25, 2008, 11:02 PM
His buddy has 2 WWII era machine guns in a wardrobe, with belted ammo. (Brought back after his service.) If only..

Actually a SMG-42 turned up under a barn someone was tearing down a couple of years ago. Packed in cosmoline. Don't know what happened to it.

rc135
April 25, 2008, 11:08 PM
Yeas, Part III was the worst of the series, but Parts II and IV were fun -- if for nothing else that the neat firearms...

MIL-DOT
April 25, 2008, 11:18 PM
Yeah,just 'cause i was curious and too lazy to change the channel, i gagged my way through that a couple months ago, too. The acting was worthy of a porn flick of the same era !!

MagnumDweeb
April 25, 2008, 11:24 PM
Oddly enough I was just thinking this during the whole Bronson marathon. The III got a bit hokey at times but so did many of the time's movies. I'm a Charles Bronson fan myself and while he is largely unappreciatted actor in his other movies, he should still be respected figure in cinematopgraphy. Death Wish IV was the best of them in my opinion right after I. And to the .32 Long dropping guys in one shot, I remember reading not too long about a Texan sheriff back in the twenties and thirties who had about two dozen one shot drop kills, again it's about bullet placement.

The Death Wish series was just another expression of society's unanswered woes, a huddled mass of people tired of being victims hung out to dry by UnAmerican beliefs and practices by people who wanted to see patriots made outlaws. My grandpa once told me not long before he died about how once he thought things were going really bad for Americans before Americans and patriots started to stand up again and demand their rights back, back when the NRA made the mistake of trying to appease fools and fascists, back when it was starting to become illegal to be American and demand justice from our politicians and the God given rights to defend our lives and homes from those whom the government would not and still does not deal with justly. <steps down from the soap box> Art reflected life for a time just like the Dirty Harry series did (I think Deadpool was in the mid-80s, Jim Carey's first movie appearance).

Not long ago 'Death Sentence' came out and it's my favorite Kevin Bacon movie. Unfortunately 'The Brave One' came out and it should never have been made. But seriously, if you haven't, check out 'Death Sentence.'

Machete
April 25, 2008, 11:31 PM
Death Wish III is awesome!

bigjohnson
April 25, 2008, 11:31 PM
Actually, the revolver used in the first Death Wish was a Colt Police Positive Special in 32 WCF (32-20). Balistics on that cartridge are not too far off from that of the .38 special, and are certainly much better than that of the .32 S&W.

jcwit
April 25, 2008, 11:33 PM
It's just a movie, made for entertainment. Beats watching American Idol or Survivor. Just think how much money C. Bronson made on those movies

gunman42782
April 25, 2008, 11:34 PM
Quote:Looks like somone hasn't seen Deathwish 5.

PS Don't watch Deathwish 5 unless you're really, really bored and don't mind cringing on the inside as all light and decency fades from the universe.

Actually, I have seen 5 and I thought it was decent. Other than Bronson was really showing his age in this movie. I really liked the part where Bronson cured Freddie the Flakes dandruff problem!

bogie
April 25, 2008, 11:54 PM
Actually, I kinda liked The Brave One - And I thought it was pretty credible from the POV of a female victim/protagonist.

I haven't been able to watch Death Sentence without screaming "You Damn Fool - You're Being STUPID!" and hitting the disk skip switch about every 15 minutes...

Moonclip
April 26, 2008, 12:00 AM
Isn't 5 where the guy dies becaue Bronson puts arsenic on his cannollis?:)

.cheese.
April 26, 2008, 12:02 AM
Wait, a movie that didn't accurately reflect the real world? I call shenanigans!

I agree. Everybody knows that Hollywood never told a lie.

Rico567
April 26, 2008, 09:33 AM
The "Death Wish" series may be interesting historically (for how the early 1970's viewed social issues, and to movie "cult" fans, but they were strictly "exploitation" movies, made (at least the first 3) by a production company that made only that type of movies. The formula was simple: make a movie for a few million bucks that capitalized on current fads or fears, and get out. Accuracy was never even thought of.

This, of course, was in an age before video stores, when any piece of garbage committed to film would ultimately make a profit, one $1 rental at a time.

Rokyudai
April 26, 2008, 09:42 AM
I think I liked Mr. Bronson in Death Hunt better. Still some gun play action, but, more wilderness based...and you would pee your britches if Lee Marvin was on your trail!

Elza
April 26, 2008, 09:51 AM
The MG’s shown in DW-3 caught my eye. The first time it was shown it was a 1919 Browning. The next time the doors opened it had morphed into an MG-42.

Justin
April 26, 2008, 10:46 AM
Wait a minute. You were watching a movie about a vigilante who takes on the criminal element by killing them, and you're concerned about the inaccuracy of someone having guns shipped to a PO Box?

:scrutiny:

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