Death Wish 3/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Originally rated "X" by the MPAA, the rating was lowered to "R" upon appeal.
- Screenwriter Don Jakoby had his name removed from the movie in favor of pseudonym "Michael Edmonds". However, Jakoby's name and writer credit remained on the trailer, which is included on the MGM Region 1 DVD.
- Charles Bronson rarely granted interviews, or commented on his own films. However, he plainly stated his unhappiness with this film at least a few times, and was especially angered when he discovered that the director filmed extremely gory shots with extras (as nameless thugs) when he was off-set.
- This is the last film that Charles Bronson and 'Michael Winner' made together.
- Rocky Taylor was very badly injured when a stunt went wrong.
- Oddly enough, two ideas from the original novel Death Wish actually made it into this sequel; the vigilante rents a car to use as bait for street thugs, and a giggling Puerto Rican male appears. According to the book ‘Bronson's Loose’ by Paul Talbot, a movie novelization of Death Wish 3 (1985) was announced, but was never published when it was pointed out that 'Brian Garfield' retains the literary rights to the series, and he refused to allow a movie novelization.
- Actor Gavan O'Herlihy played Chuck Cunningham, Ritchie's older brother on the first season of Happy Days (TV).
- Look for an early appearance by actor Alex Winter (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) as one of the crazy gang members in the film.