Bronson's back! This time his role is similar to the one he had in Chato's Land; A guy pursued by an angry mob wanting him dead, dead, Dead! Naturally, because he's Bronson, they don't have the easiest time trying to get him. These guys should have never shot his newfound dog friend, coz after that, all hell breaks loose. The plot is nothing new, it's been done many times before(usually with more style), but this one is exceptional because of the cast. Aside from Chuck, you have tough guy Lee Marvin, Apollo Creed(Carl Weathers who's always a joy), would-be Luke Skywalker-Andrew Davis, the "dude" talking cop from Death Wish 3, and the scary "Buffalo Woman." And to answer some of your questions, Peter Hunt(the director) was the editor of practically every James Bond film, and the director of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. He passed away recently.