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Punisher: War Zone (2008)

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After hunting down and killing hundreds of violent criminals, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, faces his most deadly foe yet: Jigsaw.

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Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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5 December 2008 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,271,451 (USA) (7 December 2008)

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$7,948,159 (USA) (21 December 2008)
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According to director Lexi Alexander, the day she was due to meet with Marvel executives to discuss the movie was the day after the Virginia Tech massacre. The news report she watched featured footage of the shooter's room, in which a Punisher poster was prominently displayed. She asked to reschedule the meeting and decided to exaggerate the violence in the film so that viewers could not attempt to recreate scenes. See more »

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(at around 16 mins) When the Punisher is walking down a flight of stairs to the subway, the sign behind him reads '13th Street and 5th Avenue.' There is no subway station on 13th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. See more »

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Special Agent Paul Budiansky: [Budiansky meets Castle at a church] Interesting choice for a meeting place, I didn't take you for a religious man, Castle.
Frank Castle: Yeah, well, an eye for an eye.
Special Agent Paul Budiansky: If I remember right, they're not called the Ten Suggestions.
Frank Castle: Russoti's got Angela and Grace.
Special Agent Paul Budiansky: How?
Frank Castle: Doesn't matter.
Special Agent Paul Budiansky: Well, maybe if you put them in protective custody like you should have, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Frank Castle: They'd be dead.
Special Agent Paul Budiansky: The law can't touch him, Castle, total immunity. Unless you've got a video tape of Russoti taking them...
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A Perfect Punisher Movie
5 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a Huge Punisher fan. This movie destroys the other two in my opinion. I was expecting a piece of crap from the reviews I read and boy were they wrong. This movie is a non stop kill fest. It shows everything from heads exploding to decapitations. As a horror fan I love that. As a Punisher fan that's the way it should be. I wanna see the scum of the world get their heads blown off, not cut off at the last second like most movies do. Ray's portrayal of the punisher is perfect. In the first scene of the movie when he's wiping out the dinner guests and he breaks the neck of the mobsters wife I knew I was in for a treat. Loooooooooooved IT.


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