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Death Wish (1974), starring Charles Bronson (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for Death Wish, starring Charles Bronson; No. 68 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: Death Wish (1974)

A brutal NYC classic (one its star, Charles Bronson, had an uneasy time defending), this vigilante thriller crystallized the dangerous Beame-era Manhattan in the minds of millions. The pivotal scene goes down on a grungy subway car, where a furious Upper West Sider takes nickel-plated, .32-caliber vengeance on a pair of hapless muggers. Life would imitate art.—Joshua Rothkopf

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