I was just watching the uncut version of "Death Wish" on a free internet site when I suddenly realized that it was 35 years old. Remember the fuss about it making a vigilate look like a hero? Well New York did have a really bad crime problem 35 years ago. Has anything changed from the way things were portrayed in the movie? You bet it has. In the movie, Charles Bronson visits a client in Tucson. The client from Tucson later brags "At least our kids can walk the streets at night and play in the parks". How about today? I checked out the crime stats for Tucson and the children of his children better be wearing armor when they go out to play. Tucson crime rates and statistics - Neighborhood Scout The message of the movie is still valid though. What kind of people would put up with all this crime without fighting back? "Civilized people."