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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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Tattooed Mike (as Russ Comegys)
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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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On April 16th, one man fights for justice, NATURAL JUSTICE. See more »


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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) (16 April 2004)

Gross:

$33,682,273 (USA) (2 July 2004)
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Trivia

Before choosing Tampa as the location to both film and set the movie, the director also considered places such as Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Galveston, Texas. See more »

Goofs

During the Shoot out at the beach house one of Saint's men seeks refuge behind the BBQ which is riddled with bullet holes. In the next scene the bullet holes disappear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Keepin' It Real: Punisher Stunts (2004) See more »

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La donna è mobile
(from opera "Rigoletto")
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Peter Dvorský (tenor) with The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Ondrej Leanrd
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Punisher too dark?
4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone said that this movie was too dark for the genre...He must not have ever read any of the source material. The Punisher may be one of the darkest comic book characters ever created. This film and especially Thomas Jane, get that. This film is one of the better in the genre, because it sticks to the source better than most.

Yes, I am a fanboy. But I am a fan of action movies too. This movie took from some of the classics but made it their own. Its too bad that spiderman or superman fans cant see past the all superheros must be good guys...The Punisher is a different type of hero. The kind you wish we would never need, but also one that you may want.


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