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Punisher: War Zone (2008)

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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)

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

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$7,948,159 (USA) (19 December 2008)
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When Thomas Jane was still attached to this sequel, he not only put on 12 pounds of extra muscle for the role, but he also collated a lot of fans' suggestions online which he then took to Lionsgate. See more »

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The subway trains seen underground are Montreal Metro trains, not New York subway trains. See more »

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[Budiansky reveals he knows Soap and Castle have been working together]
Martin Soap: How'd you figure it out?
Special Agent Paul Budiansky: Unless you've arrested Houdini, a handcuffed suspect doesn't usually escape from custody that easily.
Martin Soap: Wow. You know, you're not as stupid as you...
[off Budiansky's glare]
Martin Soap: I didn't say that.
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Remade as The Punisher (2017) See more »

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Let's Get Away
Written by Rick Riso and Mark Gasbarro
Performed by Rick Riso
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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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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