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Puncture (2011)

R  |   |  Drama  |  15 March 2012 (Thailand)
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A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Danziger
Marshall Bell ...
Jeffrey Dancort
Daryl King
Nurse Vicky Rogers
Senator O'Reilly
Kim Danziger
Tess Parker ...
Jaime Weiss
Justin Anderson ...
Skateboard Kid
Jack Lee ...
Mr. Clean
Brittney Karbowski ...
Suzie / Blonde Student
Mark Lanier ...
Mark Lanier


Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2012 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Retractable  »

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Opening Weekend:

$29,175 (USA) (23 September 2011)


$67,071 (USA) (21 October 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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This movie is based on a true story and had the blessing of real-life Weiss and Danziger. Weiss and Danzinger had been approached by an inventor having trouble selling a safety syringe developed to protect health care workers from accidentally being infected by dirty needles due to a major industry needle maker and hospital group purchasing organizations pushing back against the introduction of the new, safer syringes. See more »


When they leave the nurse's house after the first interview, there is a blue Chevy pick-up at the intersection that is at least a 2010 model. See more »


Nathaniel Price: [greeting Weiss in the middle of the night] I like people who are nuts. Keeps things interesting.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »


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A great movie
3 December 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie but the reviews seem to go from one extreme to the other, i belong the ones that really liked the movie. It's a great story (based on a true one) and the acting is top notch and seriously it is well worth watching, despite the bone crushing judgement of some reviewers' (i bet some of them work for the "evil" greedy companies that this story is about :P jokes aside, i'm shocked how appalling the movie's success is compared to how interesting the film is. Just see it for yourself, don't expect too much, then decide. If you're not a cynical a-hole, I reckon you'll enjoy the movie like i did.

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