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The Punisher (2004)

An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.

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Toro Croupier (as Michael Francis)
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EMT (as William Hasenzahl)
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Jimmy Weeks (as Russell Andrews)
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Frank Castle (as Tom Jane)
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Will Castle
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Storyline

Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong. Written by Mystic80

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Rated R for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,834,527 (USA) (18 April 2004)

Gross:

$33,682,273 (USA) (4 July 2004)
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Trivia

Despite never actually interacting, Thomas Jane and John Travolta both starred in Face/Off (1997). Jane played one of the inmates at the federal prison in which Sean Archer as "Castor Troy" infiltrates. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When Frank Castle is escaping from Harry Heck he drives his GTO off of the bridge. In the close-ups of Castle just before he hits the Chevy Lumina, you see him pull the steering wheel hard to the left, but in the scene the GTO goes right. He turns in the opposite direction the car actually goes. See more »

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Bobby Saint: So I'm gonna get a three-to-one return on my money?
Micky Duka: Otto is the real deal. I met him at a hash bar in Amsterdam. He speaks Russian, German, Arabic...
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The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the Punisher in its pages; after it fully forms, it is shot three times and "bleeds" white paint which forms the Punisher's skull, and the film's title. See more »

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Fourth Floor Ladies Shoes
Written by Daniel May
Published by Revision West (BMI)
Performed by Daniel May
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Tom Jane is absolutely breathtaking!
8 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of those movies that make you wonder why every movie isn't as good. However, if you are aren't the type that likes intense violence and content a bit more mature than PG, then I don't recommend this at all to you.

Tom Jane plays Frank Castle, a broken and confused F.B.I. agent who loses his family to a band of mobsters, who horrifically slaughter every last one of the members of his family, including his extended family. The pain and anger that he deals with causes him to become what he used to hunt down, a murderer who slaughters criminals day and night. His first target is the man responsible for his family's murder, a man named Howard Saint (terrifically played by John Travolta). The suspense and excitement experienced throughout the film eventually unfurls into a dramatic and astonishing conclusion that movie-goers will never forget.

I can't think of anything more to say about this movie, so I will say this: The value of this movie is beyond words. At least 10x better than the original 1989 film starring Dolph Lundgren as the executioner, this is a memorable and unforgettable film that is guaranteed to leave you in awe.

10/10!


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