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Punch -- When a troubled girl's confusion and temper finally explode, she's drawn into a world where anger is taken out in the ring.
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Release Date:
7 February 2003 (Canada) See more »
Who Needs Anger Management?
Dr. Sam Frizzell lives alone with his eighteen year old daughter Ariel Frizzell in the upper middle class Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Michael Riley ... Sam

Sonja Bennett ... Ariel

Meredith McGeachie ... Julie
Marcia Laskowski ... Mary

Vincent Gale ... Irwin

Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Beth

Don Ackerman ... Markus

Sarah Lind ... Liz
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Customer

Mercedes de la Zerda ... Tanya
Dorota Dragan ... Muscle Woman
Andrea Nazareno ... Vicky

Directed by
Guy Bennett 
Writing credits
Guy Bennett (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Hegyes .... producer
Jacquelyn Renner .... line producer
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
Shawn Williamson .... executive producer
Original Music by
James Jandrisch 
Cinematography by
Gregory Middleton (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Schwadel  (as Richard A. Schwadel)
Casting by
Corinne Clark 
Jennifer Page 
Production Design by
Tony Devenyi 
Costume Design by
Lara Lupish 
Makeup Department
Emma Clarke .... hair assistant
Andrea Dawe .... hair assistant
Andrea Dawe .... makeup assistant
Robyn Hepples .... key hair stylist
Robyn Hepples .... key makeup artist
Debi Lelievre .... key hair stylist
Debi Lelievre .... key makeup artist
Medina Mayes .... hair assistant
Medina Mayes .... makeup assistant
Hilary Porter .... hair assistant
Hilary Porter .... makeup assistant
Mary Treen .... hair assistant
Mary Treen .... makeup assistant
Georgina Tyer .... hair assistant
Georgina Tyer .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Jacquelyn Renner .... production manager
Jonathan Shore .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Bene .... first assistant director
Michael Maitland .... third assistant director
Ben Sams .... trainee assistant director
Alejandro Valbuena .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sally Cook .... property master
Alison Blue Cross .... on-set decorator (as Allison Bluecross)
Alison Blue Cross .... props (as Allison Bluecross)
Jilly Geer .... art department assistant
Dina Holmes .... key set decorator (as Dina Zecchel)
Errin MacNeal .... art department assistant (as Errin Macneil)
Allen McEachern .... art department assistant
Lindsay Oleksiuk .... art department assistant
Mylene Perrier .... art department assistant
Roman Rozumnyj .... art department assistant
Yasmine Wallace .... art department assistant (as Yasmin Wallace)
Sound Department
Kevin Belen .... sound re-recordist
Jeff Carter .... sound mixer
Jay Cheetham .... backgrounds editor
Hugo DeLaCerda .... re-recording mixer (as Hugo De La Cerda)
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Philip Hunter .... dialogue editor (as Phil Hunter)
Mark Klausmayer .... re-recording mixer
Roderick Matte .... boom operator
Laurie Melhus .... post sound coordinator
Mike Olekshy .... sound designer
Mike Olekshy .... supervising sound editor
Sina Oroomchi .... re-recording mixer
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jean Raymond .... foley mixer
Brian Ruryk .... assistant sound editor
David Shea .... adr mixer
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Joe Spivak .... sound effects editor
Ann Townshend .... assistant sound editor (as Anne Townshend)
Rich Walters .... assistant sound editor
Gabriel Yorston .... sound assistant
Special Effects by
Allen Benjamin .... special effects coordinator (as Al Benjamin)
Paul Benjamin .... special effects supervisor
John McNulty .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Brady Hallongren .... title opticals supervisor
Sean Hewitt .... optical printer operator
Rita Schrag .... optical printing supervisor
Jim Stewart .... optical design
James Bamford .... stunt coordinator
Kirk Caouette .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Shannon Abbott .... lamp operator
Michael Bruce Adams .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Mike Adams)
Keith Andersen .... grip
Jennifer Anderson .... camera trainee
Chris Banting .... dolly grip
Anna Bosa .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Anna Bose)
Chad Boyce .... camera trainee
George Campbell .... camera operator: "b" camera
Minta Chan .... camera trainee
Bill Coburn .... company grip (as Bill Colburn)
Andrew Coppin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Audrey Dennison .... camera trainee
John Dreyer .... camera trainee
Gareth Farfan .... key grip
Kevin Fletcher .... lamp operator
Larissa Healy .... camera trainee
Robert Higgins .... generator operator
Shannon Kohli .... lamp operator
Martin Kostian .... grip
Phillipe Lacroix .... rigging gaffer (as Phillip Lacroix)
Matt Meikle .... grip (as Matte Merkle)
Eduardo Meneses .... lamp operator (as Edwardo Meneses)
Jordan Neifer .... grip
Leanne Pedersen .... still photographer (as Leanne Pederson)
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Rick Podd .... grip
Gregory Rutherford .... grip (as Greg Rutherford)
John Scavarda .... grip (as John Escovarda)
Leon Serginson .... best boy grip
Dylan Akio Smith .... gaffer (as Dylan Smith)
Wolfgang Suk .... lamp operator
Jim Swanson .... lamp operator
Jason Wallace .... lamp operator
Casting Department
Tristan Calvo .... extras casting assistant (as Tristan Cavo)
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting (as Lesleyanne Hilts)
Rhonda Leavitt .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jan Callow .... costumer
Karen Durrant .... costumer (as Karen Durant)
Toni Hadgraft .... costumer
Malia Henderson .... costumer
Vanessa Lanci .... costumer
Liz Morrie .... costumer (as Liz Merrie)
Liz Mulholland .... costumer
Sultana Salampissis .... costumer
Sultana Salampissis .... seamstress
Jennifer Tam .... costumer
Vanessa Wilson .... costumer
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... color timer (as Dave Armstrong)
Jared Hall .... trainee assistant editor
Ryan Hogan .... colorist: dailies
Gary Lam .... first assistant editor
Ken Metzker .... colorist
Music Department
Jamie Mahaffey .... music editor
Daniel Seguin .... music editor
Transportation Department
Dave Bryant .... driver (as Yukon Bryant)
Gary Hostad .... driver
Ben Liljedahl .... driver
Rico Rogers .... driver
Other crew
Nicki Astoforoff .... production assistant
Lori Banko .... production assistant
Norris Barens .... craft service
Norris Barens .... first aid
Brian Boyd .... chef
Carrie Chase .... banking: Royal Bank of Canada
Michael Conchie .... craft service
Michael Conchie .... first aid
Ken Dangerfield .... legal affairs (as Kenneth Dangerfield)
Rahman del Rosario .... production assistant
Paul Derksen .... production assistant
Diana Dutra .... boxing coordinator
Jessica Fraser .... unit publicist
John Frizzell .... story editor
David Hadley .... production coordinator
David W. Hamilton .... insurer: Jones Brown & Associates (as David Hamilton)
Britta Hawkins .... script supervisor (as Britta Johnstone)
Nancy Heller .... assistant coordinator
Joanne Houlden .... assistant: Mr. Jandrisch
Anne Jacobsen .... post-production accountant
Anthony Jenks .... production assistant
Susan Johnson .... production assistant
Bruce C. Jones .... security coordinator (as Bruce Jones)
Rod Kalius .... assistant location manager
Christina Kay .... production assistant
Tara Khorshidi .... assistant accountant
Allison Laing .... assistant: Mr. Hegyes
Marc Lebel .... production assistant
Mig Macario .... epk director (as Michael Macario)
Janet McCairns .... location manager
Patrick Mokrane .... production accountant
Samantha Morris .... assistant: Mr. Williamson
John Nagel .... craft service assistant
John Nagel .... first aid assistant
Jim Sternberg .... completion guarantor: TGC
Michael Tse .... chef
Bob Utsunomiya .... radio communications
Bruce Wright .... security captain
Andrew Boutilier .... development executive: Brightlight Pictures (uncredited)
Kimberlee Alexander .... special thanks
Michelle Bjornson .... special thanks
Diane Boehme .... special thanks
Andrew Boutilier .... special thanks
Lodi Butler .... special thanks
Wayne Clarkson .... special thanks
Ben Derrick .... special thanks
Alan DiFiore .... special thanks (as Alan Di Fiore)
John Dippong .... special thanks
Lynn Dubois .... special thanks
Karyn Edwards .... special thanks
Sara Fox .... special thanks
Shelley Gillen .... special thanks
Patricia Gruben .... special thanks
Christine Haebler .... special thanks
Gordon Hardwick .... special thanks
Muriel Honey .... special thanks
Bill Hurst .... special thanks
Marcin Karasinski .... special thanks
Simon Kok .... special thanks
Nicole Leroux .... special thanks (as Nicole Lereoux)
Jenny Lewis .... special thanks
Wendy MacKeigan .... special thanks (as Wendy McKeigan)
George Margellos .... special thanks
Michelle Marion .... special thanks
Darryl McCann .... special thanks
Sasha McLean .... special thanks
Peter Mitchell .... special thanks
Jennifer Moore .... special thanks
Ian Rennie .... special thanks
Paul Roscorla .... special thanks (as Paul Rescorla)
Nora Spencer .... special thanks
Bruce Sweeney .... special thanks
Susanne Tabata .... special thanks
John Wilding .... special thanks (as Johnny Wilding)
Dawn Williamson .... special thanks
Casey Wood .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, nudity and sexual content
90 min
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
welcome to Canadian cinema, 12 February 2005
Author: vincent-27 from guelph, canada

perhaps not at it's finest, but this is what having a film industry based on government grants and corporate sponsorship will get you. This is not a movie for the masses, but it is very representative of Canadian cinema, odd, uncompromising to a fault and a little too tidy. I agree with Jay Alexander review where he faults the film being too clean looking, the same subject in the hands of a Guy Ritchie or Quentin Tarantino would look much different. Looks like it was shot of digital video, but I'm not sure. At the same time this movie is unflinchingly ugly, yes it has topless boxing, but some of the women you really wish would put their shirts back on (and if you saw the film, you know who I'm talking about). However, this is something you would NEVER see in a Hollywood film, an ugly female in a positive role? fugetaboutit. You will get plenty of ugly fat men baring it all, but never women. For this I applaud the filmmakers for their boldness, although I found it very hard to watch. I also found some of the boxing scenes verging on "Rocky" territory, which hurts the presentation.

The subject matter is intriguing as well and rarely explored, that is female violence against females, but not in a cutesy "cat-fight" hair pulling way, this is all out pounding the sh*t out of each other. I remember seeing a documentary about young women these days how there is almost as many cases of female bullying and gang violence as there is male, but we don't hear about it as much. As we break down barriers between the sexes, these are some of the results.

Much of the dialogue is odd, and as one reviewer noted very "Hal Hartley" like, although with a Canadian spin. How many movies would you see a scene of a beautiful and well toned female pump starting a lawn mower yelling "I think the alternator's fucked" as father looks on? There are lots of scenes like this, and when they work, they work wonderfully, but when they don't they fall pretty flat. The acting is very good, although the males are portrayed as either wimpy or complete *ssholes. Meredith McGeachie does a convincing job as the lesbian boxing champion that nobody can beat, her boxing moves looked real and not like a female trying to pretend to fight like a man (as Sonja Bennett does). And is it me or does she look strikingly similar to Jerri from Survivor a few years back? Overall an interesting yet flawed film, and oh so Canadian, representing what many see as the horrible state of Canadian cinema, for others a viable alternative to Hollywood pablum.

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