The first of five Death Wish movies starring Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey was released on this day, July 24, 1974.

The movie featured 23-year-old Jeff Goldblum in his very first movie role. His character was "Freak #1." (he was also briefly featured in the official trailer for the film, see below)

Sonia Manzano, best-known as "Maria" from Sesame Street, had an uncredited part as a supermarket checkout clerk:

Credit: Pro Movie Kino via YouTube