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The Punisher -- When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.
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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Boaz Yakin (written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 1989 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Punisher will be coming for you, if you break the law! See more »
Plot:
When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A good adaptation See more (146 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dolph Lundgren ... Frank Castle

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Jake Berkowitz

Jeroen Krabbé ... Gianni Franco (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Kim Miyori ... Lady Tanaka
Bryan Marshall ... Dino Moretti

Nancy Everhard ... Sam Leary

Barry Otto ... Shake
Brian Rooney ... Tommy Franco
Zoshka Mizak ... Tanaka's Daughter
Kenji Yamaki ... Sato
Hirofumi Kanayama ... Tomio
Larry McCormick ... TV Newsreader

Todd Boyce ... Terrone

Lani John Tupu ... Laccone (as Larney Tupu)
Gianfranco Negroponte ... Musso (as John Negroponte)
Noga Bernstein ... Ginny
Emma Soloman ... Ginny's Girlfriend
Courtney Keiler ... Sophia
Emily Nicol ... Cathy
Cathy Stirk ... Catarina
Dominic Baudish ... Dominic
Robert Fraser ... Robert
James Klein ... Nicholas
Fotis Pelekis ... Mario
Christian Manon ... French Leader
Colin Leong ... Cutter Captain
Brian McDermott ... O'Banion
May Lloyd ... Julie Castle
Holly Rogers ... Felice Castle

Brooke Anderson ... Annie Castle
Lois Larimore ... Nanny
Harry Weiss ... Maitre D'

John Samaha ... Elevator Repairman
Robert Simper ... Danny
Johnny Raaen ... Joey
Lawrence Woodward ... Mickey
Tom Coltraine ... Peeing Man

Donal Gibson ... Bill
David Arnett ... Joe
Brett Williams ... Tim
Al Gockimen ... Hood
Colin Handley ... Mafia Man
Isao Hirata ... Ito
Ken Wayne ... Bartender
David Morris ... Man in Bar

Richard Carter ... Cop (as Ric Carter)
Char Fontane ... Laurie Silver
Aku Kadogo ... Reporter
Steve Kuhn ... Reporter

Roslyn Gentle ... Reporter
Maurice Brimo ... Reporter
Joanna Lambert ... Reporter
Arthur Sherman ... Drunk
Chris Hession ... Bus Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alistair Dean ... Frank's Son (uncredited)
Jade Gatt ... Young Tommy (uncredited)

Brendan Gleeson ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Goldblatt 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Boaz Yakin (written by)

Produced by
Su Armstrong .... co-producer
Robert Guralnick .... executive producer
Robert Mark Kamen .... producer
Simon Heath .... associate producer (uncredited)
Mace Neufeld .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dennis Dreith 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Baker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tim Wellburn 
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
 
Production Design by
Norma Moriceau 
 
Art Direction by
Peta Lawson 
 
Costume Design by
Norma Moriceau 
 
Makeup Department
Brian Bertram .... prosthetics makeup artist
Cassie Hanlon .... makeup artist
Sherry Hubbard .... makeup artist
Vivien Mepham .... makeup supervisor
Joan Petch .... hair stylist
Jan Zeigenbein .... hair stylist (as Jan 'Ziggy' Zeigenbein)
 
Production Management
Chris Jones .... unit manager
Randy Levinson .... executive in charge of production
Tony Winley .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Chambers .... assistant director
Naomi Enfield .... assistant director
Michael Faranda .... assistant director
Philip Hearnshaw .... first assistant director
Brett Popplewell .... assistant director
John Titley .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alky Avramides .... draughtsperson
Tony Bardolph .... lead man
Martin Bruveris .... set finisher
Andrew Chauvel .... lead man
Chantal Cordy .... leatherworker (as Chantal Cordey)
Martin Croydon .... carpenter
Judy Ditter .... art department manager
David Duffin .... set finisher
Laurie Faen .... assistant art director
Gillian Farrow .... construction runner
Roland Fitzhum .... carpenter
Jasper Galloway .... art department attachment
Andrew Gardiner .... carpenter
Murray Gosson .... assistant stand-by props
Yvonne Gudgeon .... carpenter
Judy Harvey .... draughtsperson
Kim Hilder .... assistant production designer
Steve Huxtable .... carpenter
Eugene Intas .... props buyer
Des Keena .... set finisher
Steve Lyons .... storyboard artist
Guy Miller .... stand-by carpenter
John Murch .... model maker
John Osmond .... stand-by props
Bronwyn Parry .... carpenter
Ray Pedler .... scenic artist
Cloudia Rebar .... art department liaison: US
Will Soeterboek .... props buyer
Geoff Staker .... carpenter
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist (as Peter von Sholly)
Peter Warman .... labor
David Watson .... assistant stand-by props
Philip Worth .... construction manager (as Phil Worth)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Bietz .... sound editor (as Patrick M. Bietz)
G.L. Bradley .... assistant sound editor
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
Stacey A. Foiles .... sound editor (as Stacey Foiles)
Donna Heslin .... assistant sound editor
Paul Heslin .... sound editor
Chris Ingram .... sound editor
Donlee Jorgensen .... sound editor (as Donlee Jurgensen)
Phil Keros .... boom operator
David Lee .... sound
Jean-Marc Lentretien .... sound mixer
Jean-Marc Lentretien .... sound re-recording mixer: French version
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Rodney Burke .... special effects props buyer
Steve Courtley .... special effects supervisor
Mont Fieguth .... special effects (as Montie Fieguth)
Patrick Fitzgerald .... special effects
Ray Fowler .... atmospherics
Harry Gordon .... special effects
Paul Gorrie .... special effects props buyer
Albie Hastings .... special effects props maker
Alan Maxwell .... special effects
Chris Murray .... special effects coordinator
Bridgette Oulsman .... special effects
Phillip Parsonson .... special effects
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor: titles
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects
Walter Van Veenendaal .... special effects props maker
 
Stunts
Russell Allen .... stunts
Chris Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Chris Anderson .... stunts
Jed Armstrong .... stunts
Kerry Blakeman .... stunts
Steve Brown .... stunts
Cheuk-Fai Chan .... stunts (as Chan Chuek Fai)
Spike Cherrie .... stunt double: Castle
Sinn Chew .... stunts
Chan Chuek Wan .... stunts
Jade Clayton .... stunts
Kerry Coleman .... stunts
Tom Coltraine .... stunts
Peter Culpan .... stunts
Dar Davies .... stunts
Mitch Deans .... stunts
Roy Edmunds .... stunts
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunts
Brian Ellison .... assistant stunt coordinator
Brian Ellison .... stunts
Connie Gower .... stunts
Zenda Graves .... stunts
Hide Hirayama .... stunts
Leigh Hodgkinson .... stunts
Tokujun Ishi .... stunts
Ray Jones .... stunts
Mamora Kaneko .... stunts
Jay Uk Kang .... stunts
John Kingston .... stunts
Claude Lambert .... stunts
Corinne Le Gall .... stunt double: Tanaka's Daughter (as Corrine Le Gall)
Bernard Ledger .... stunts (as Bernie Ledger)
Ho Win Lee .... stunts
Paul Lennon .... stunts
Ian Lind .... stunts
Rocky McDonald .... stunts
Phil Meacham .... stunts
Robin Menzies .... stunts
George Novak .... stunts
Shun Ogawa .... stunts
Joe Pampanella .... stunt performer
Joe Pampanella .... stunts
Kim Penn .... stunt double: Tanaka's Daughter (as Kim Maree Penn)
Wayne Pleace .... stunts
Johnny Raaen .... stunts
Arch Roberts .... stunts
Kazuo Saito .... stunts
Ian Schrivers .... stunts
Joe Schwarger .... stunts
Warren Shellback .... stunts
Robert Simper .... stunts
Greg Skipper .... stunts
Koh Beng Soon .... stunts
Iain Strutt .... stunts
Greg Stuart .... stunts
Aki Tannaka .... stunts
Don Vaughn .... stunts
Shirley Wallace .... stunts
Lawrence Woodward .... stunts
Tony Yuen .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Bird .... grip
Ray Brown .... key grip
Robbie Burr .... electrician (as Robert Burr)
Alan Dunstan .... best boy
Reg Garside .... gaffer
Warren Grieef .... grip
Geoffrey Hall .... Steadicam focus puller (as Geoff Hall)
Gary Hill .... electrician
Ian Jones .... Steadicam operator
Ian Jones .... camera operator
Danny Lockett .... grip
Patrick O'Farrell .... electrician
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
Lewis Sparks .... electrician
Kriv Stenders .... camera department attachment
Robert Verkerk .... electrician
Aron Walker .... grip
Peter White .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Suzanne Johannesen .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robyn Bunting .... assistant stand-by wardrobe
Julie Frankham .... wardrobe assistant
Gary Jones .... assistant stand-by wardrobe
Fiona Nicolls .... stand-by wardrobe (as Fiona Nicholls)
Kate Ross .... wardrobe assistant
Paula Ryan .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jeanine Chiavlo .... first assistant editor: Australia (as Jeanine Chialvo)
Stephanie Flack .... second assistant editor: Australia
Kris Garfield .... second assistant editor: USA
Spencer Gross .... additional editor
Al Hansen .... laboratory post-production
Dan Patsch .... color timer
Neil Silver .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Dennis Dreith .... orchestrator
Bill House .... music coordinator
Daniel J. Johnson .... music editor (as Dan Johnson)
Steve Livingston .... music editor
 
Other crew
Catherine Bishop .... production coordinator (as Catherine 'Tatts' Bishop)
Elaine Boyd .... accounting assistant
Jane Corden .... production accountant
Alison Goodwin De Araujo .... script supervisor (as Alison Goodwin)
Mel Dykes .... workroom supervisor
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Brian Fitkin .... martial arts trainer: Mr. Lundgren
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Marianne Flynn .... accounting assistant
John Fox .... armorer
Diana Freeman .... assistant: Mark Goldblatt
Ian Freeman .... unit assistant
Geoffrey Giuffre .... unit assistant
Denise Goulston .... assistant to producers
Otis B. Harper .... assistant: Louis Gossett Jr. (as Otis Harper)
Maude Heath .... location manager
Christiaan Hoppenbrouwers .... location manager
Dennis Hulm .... unit assistant
Susan Jarvis .... production secretary
Stan Lee .... executive consultant
David Malacari .... location manager
Gideon Marshall .... assistant armorer
John Martin .... production assistant
Justin Pierce .... production executive
Nancy Restuccia .... assistant: Mark Goldblatt
Brad Stephens .... publicist
Louis Walencewicz .... production accountant: USA
 

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Runtime:
89 min | Finland:76 min (heavily cut) (1990) (1995)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Dolby Stereo)
Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (2006) (self applied) (film festival rating) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1995) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1990) | France:12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1990) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1989) | Spain:18 | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:18 (cut) | UK:15 (uncut) (2013) | USA:R (cut) (certificate #29751) | West Germany:18 (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Punisher never uses the same weapon twice. He will also leave them behind for no reason.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Frank Castle is fighting a Japanese Swordsman, a holstered gun on Castle's back disappears. Moments later, it re-appears in the holster. The weapon wasn't touched by anybody.See more »
Quotes:
Lady Tanaka:I have an appointment and I will leave you in the hands of Mr. Tomino. He will keep you alive much longer than you care to be. Goodbye.
[Lady Tanaka turns and starts to walk away]
The Punisher:Hey
[she turns back]
The Punisher:Have a nice day.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Twisted Sisters (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Vicious MindsSee more »

FAQ

Is the US R-rated version completely uncensored? How about the British BBFC 18 VHS?
Does a Workprint exist?
is the us r-rated version uncensored?
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33 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A good adaptation, 26 December 2003
Author: Gino Slavko Purin Subiria (gpurin) from Lima, Perú

I really liked this film, it´s true to the comic, and in some parts is better. For example in the comic Frank Castel has a truck full of weapons (most of them hi tech weapons) but were he gets the cash to pays for them. It´s a better adaptation than most flicks from those years (captain America for example) and it´s full with a lot of action and blood, its like a predecesor for Kill Bill. I give the movie a 7 out of 10.

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