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'We want to escape but we fear the sea': Exile in Egypt
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1974 | 'Death Wish'

A brutal mugging and murder, a heinous rape sequence and several scenes of vigilante murders caused one critic to call this box office hit with Charles Bronson an "immoral threat to society." Other movies such as the Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry" series played on the pervasive fear of crime during this era. Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images