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I want my dog back....
on 20 January 2014
The day that DJ Erica Bain selects wedding invitations, her fiancé is murdered and she brutally assaulted while walking their dog in Central Park.
Upon discharge from hospital, she buys a handgun. When she witnesses a shooting in a convenience store and is chased by the killer, she kills in self-defence but flees.
She then walks the night streets as a vigilante, a stranger to herself.
Mercer, a detective, becomes her friend as he hunts for the killer, but also begins to suspect that she is on a vengeance quest.....
Its a weird movie to be directed by Jordan, as it's not anything new or special, especially when you know he made masterpieces like Company Of Wolves, and The Crying Game.
The same can be said for Foster, it's basically an exploitation movie. The writer has just seen Winners Dirty Weekend and Death Wish, took out the comedy from the former and made it more gritty.
Its watchable though, seeing Foster walk the streets and killing people doing the wrong thing, but you'll have a nasty sense of déjà Vu throughout.
Howard adds some acting chops to rival Fosters, but he does just spend the majority of the movie giving Foster suspicious looks and purposely staying one step behind.
A much better revenge film 'Death Sentence' was released around the same time, and ironically the book was a sequel to Death Wish.