I reviewed DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN a while back, but upon rewatching it this Fourth of July, I noticed something new:
Only now does it occur to me... that Bronson meets the venerable John P. Ryan at a movie theater that only plays Cannon Films: namely Zefirelli's OTELLO and Konchalovsky's RUNAWAY TRAIN:
I'm guessing he went for the senior discount.
Now, apparently John P. Ryan's character picked the movie within the context of DEATH WISH 4, so it's interesting that he went for OTELLO instead of RUNAWAY TRAIN, which co-stars: John P. Ryan.
Anyway, Bronson walks in, mid-way through OTELLO and in a bold move on Cannon's part, the theater is shown to be half-empty:
Bronson sits down next to John P. Ryan and they take in OTELLO for a few moments before proceeding with their secret vigilante meeting.
They look severely underwhelmed by the picture. In fact, they remind me of two other old men I know...two old men who spend a lot of time hanging out in theaters and being grumpy...
There we go. Thanks, DEATH WISH 4!