The Punisher (2004) Poster



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Version of 

The Punisher (1989)
based on the same source material
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
based on the same source material
The Punisher (2017) (TV Series)
based on the same source material
The Punisher
based on the same source material

Remake of 

The Punisher (1989)
First "reboot" of the comic book character

Remade as 

The Punisher (2017) (TV Series)
Retells character's story


The Punisher (2004) (Video Game)
The video game is a spinoff from the movie.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The lobby shootout in the Saint building mimmicks the final standoff in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The camera moves over everyone's holsters and eyes.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
the gunfight in the bank lobby & the scene outside the nightclub in the finale
The Sting (1973)
opening con job, kid has same mustache as paul newman and there's a fake death
Mad Max (1979)
The way Frank's wife and son are run down and the way Frank runs after them are nearly identical to Mad Max. Also Frank gets shot in his left leg, as Max does.
The Shining (1980)
Broken door scene is referenced.
Thief (1981)
Both feature burning car dealerships, both owned by criminals, at the end of each movie.
The Untouchables (1987)
The line "bring a knife to a gun fight" which is said by Mark Collie was first said in "The Untouchables" by Sean Connery.
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Champagne bomb trap
El Mariachi (1992)
Guitar in cantina, dramatic opening of the case
The Crow (1994)
The gigantic flaming "The Punisher" skull in cars towards the end of the movie.
61* (2001) (TV Movie)
In The Punisher (2004), Thomas Jane's character, Frank Castle says, "I used to get *upset* when the Yankees won the Series." In 61* (2001), Thomas Jane played Mickey Mantle, a Yankees baseball player.
24 (2001) (TV Series)
Refers to "CTU" -- fictional entity from 24
Daredevil (2003)
In Daredevil (2003), the "Double D" logo, and in The Punisher (2004), the "Skull" logo both get lit up in flames.

Referenced in 

Fear of Clowns (2004) (Video)
poster in projectionist's room
Army of One: Punisher Origins (2004) (Video)
This film is referenced in the piece.
Keepin' It Real: Punisher Stunts (2004) (Video)
Making-of documentary.
War Journal: On the Set of 'The Punisher' (2004) (Video)
Making-of documentary.
Khatarnak (2006)
Where the drug deal is exposed by the undercover cop
Beantown (2007)
Character wearing hoodie with Punisher logo
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh (2007) (Video)
Discusses writing the script.
Step Brothers (2008)
Action Figure seen in Dale and Brennan's Room
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
This is a reboot to the 2004 film.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: From Paris with Love (2010) (TV Episode)
John Travolta's role mentioned
Zero (2011) (Short)
Character of Jack is obsessed with the Marvel comic character
Max Payne 3 (2012) (Video Game)
The scene where Max drops the glass is almost the same as when Frank drops a glass.
Punisher: Outbreak (2012) (Short)
The lead characters have the same name
Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) (Short)
DVD Cover ist shown.
Honest Trailers: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) (TV Episode)
"In Soviet Russia, Waldo finds you!"
Nostalgia Critic: Daredevil (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned among dark, repeatative comic book films
13 Hours (2016)
Jack has a patch with the skull logo on his utility vest
Once Upon a Time When I Tried Committing Suicide (2016) (Short)
Brad Jones mentions it playing on TV in the hospital.
Nostalgia Critic: Blade (2016) (TV Episode)
among Marvel's line of darker films
The Strain: New York Strong (2016) (TV Episode)
You can see the soldiers have The Punisher emblem in their uniform.
Blackcatloner: Ghosts of Halloween Past (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner recalls dressing up as the Punisher for Halloween.
The Task: Pilot (2017) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.


Full Spectrum Warrior (2004) (Video Game)
Spacker Dave is seen playing this game in his first scene.

Featured in 

Army of One: Punisher Origins (2004) (Video)
Clips featured in this documentary.
Drawing Blood Bradstreet Style (2004) (Video)
Features clips from this title.
Troldspejlet: Episode #33.3 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Cycle of Aggression (2005) (Short)
On television
Nostalgia Critic: Are Superheroes Whiny Little Bitches? (2013) (TV Episode)
The Critic talks superheroes. All kinds of superheroes.
The Blockbuster Buster: Punisher Pros n' Cons (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed

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