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Punisher: War Zone (2008)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  5 December 2008 (USA)
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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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The Punisher 2  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,271,451 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

$7,948,159 (USA) (19 December 2008)
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Quotes

Loony Bin Jim: That was fun... Now, let's go kill Castle in his miserable hole.
Jigsaw: No, not yet. We're gonna have ourselves a little bit of fun with this. Next time he has to face us and a fucking army.
Loony Bin Jim: Where do we get the army from?
Jigsaw: Just like Uncle Sam, bro. We recruit in troubled neighborhoods. Offer a hundred grand towards a college education they're never gonna see and promise nobody ever has to go to Iraq.
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Loony Bin Jim: Just as long as I get to kill Castle.
Jigsaw: Don't worry, brother, you will. Just making damn sure ...
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References The Punisher (2004) See more »

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Historia Calamitatum
Written by Joe Principe (as Joseph Principe), Tim McIlrath (as Timothy McIlrath), Brandon Barnes and Zach Blair
Performed by Rise Against
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not much of a plot at all...nothing but mindless violence, blood, guts, and splattered heads!
27 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, folks...here's the deal with this movie...if you go to the video store and you're looking for something deep and meaningful, Punisher: War Zone is going to seriously disappoint you. If, however, you are in the mood for just senseless violence, blood, guts, exploding heads, and a lot of cool ways to watch people die, like in Friday the 13th, then I can PROMISE you Punisher: War Zone will NOT disappoint! Go into it and take it for what it is and what I've told you it is. You're not going to come out of this movie with some new profound sense of the universe or some profound understanding--again, if that's what you want, stay far, far away from this movie. But if you wanna see a lot of people get killed and dismembered in a lot of different, gruesome bloody fashions, then this movie is right up your alley! A dude I know told me this, I went into this movie knowing this, and was NOT disappointed in any way, shape or form--it's what I wanted and it's what this movie delivered, and that's why I'm giving this movie a perfect 10 stars!


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