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Puncture -- Mike Weiss is a talented young lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straight-laced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky, a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job.
Puncture -- 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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Release Date:
15 March 2012 (Thailand) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chris Evans ... Mike Weiss

Mark Kassen ... Paul Danziger

Marshall Bell ... Jeffrey Dancort

Brett Cullen ... Nathaniel Price

Jesse L. Martin ... Daryl King

Vinessa Shaw ... Nurse Vicky Rogers

Roxanna Hope Radja ... Sylvia (as Roxanna Hope)

Michael Biehn ... Red

Kate Burton ... Senator O'Reilly

Erinn Allison ... Kim Danziger
Tess Parker ... Jaime Weiss
Justin Anderson ... Skateboard Kid
Jack Lee ... Mr. Clean
Brittney Karbowski ... Suzie / Blonde Student
Mark Lanier ... Mark Lanier
Danae Ayala ... Nicole Morris

Troy Hogan ... Nurse Pete Downing

Claire Risoli ... Nurse Karen Baker

Jennifer Blanc ... Stephany

Matt Hill ... Street Dealer
Phil Fisher ... Bartender

Austin Stowell ... E.R. Medic

Amelia Jeffries ... Rita King

Shelley Calene-Black ... Hospital Administrator 2

David Maldonado ... E.R. Doctor
Craig Nigh ... Senator's Chief Aide
Linda Lorelle Gregory ... Denise Starks

Sammy DeSilva ... Neck Brace (as Samuel Romero)
Anthony Solomon ... Thug
Bo Johnson ... Fire Chief
Davi Jay ... E.M.S. Captain

Cheryl Tanner ... E.R. Doctor
Susan O'Rourke ... News Reporter

Bob Boudreaux ... Network Reporter

Deanna Brochin ... Tiffany

David Born ... Judge Black
Patrick Henning ... Court Clerk
Barry Stiles ... Shipping Manager

Julin ... Candy (as Julin Jean)
Katie Stuckey ... Nurse
Bill Ross ... Dan Jones
Jim Lawrence ... Purchasing Officer

Shondra Marie ... Administrator - Pink Blouse

Werner Richmond ... Hospital Administrator 2

Adam Kassen ... Young Doctor
Ruth Garcia ... Pierced Mexican Woman
Pineapple Tangaroa ... Large Samoan
Luke Waterston ... David - 6 yrs (as Luke Waterson)
Sophia Boisvert ... Kia - 9 yrs

Paris Smith ... Kia - 12
Max Maisonneuve ... David - 9
Weldon Renfro ... Shoeshine Guy
Steve Garris ... Waiter
Marty Fleck ... Well-Dressed Lawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Alfred ... Businessman / Shoe Shine Patron (uncredited)

Travis Ammons ... PCP Addict (uncredited)

Candice Michele Barley ... Defense Paralegal (uncredited)

Charlotte Biggs ... Gallery Member (uncredited)

Kelly Byrns ... Grieving Co-worker (uncredited)
Stephen Charba ... Husband at funeral wake (uncredited)

George Cisneros ... Nurse (uncredited)

Stephon Davis ... Lead Attorney for Nathaniel Price's Law Firm (uncredited)
Steven Dziobak ... VIP Correspondent (uncredited)

AnnMarie Giaquinto ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ra-Ana Gilani ... Law client with bandage (uncredited)
Kevin A. Green ... Juror (uncredited)
Debbie C. Haber ... Mrs. Dancort (uncredited)

Clint Hansen ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
Matthew Hoang ... Street Kid (uncredited)

Marc Isaacs ... Client (uncredited)

Kasey James ... Club Waiter (uncredited)

Jennifer Joseph ... Shower Guest (uncredited)

Jonathan D. Karpicke ... Court Gallery Viewer (uncredited)
Jeremiah Kliesing ... Action 7 News Cameraman (uncredited)
Josie Kline ... Investor (uncredited)

Brenda Kuciemba ... Grieving Co-Worker (uncredited)
Jerry Mason ... Investor (uncredited)

Sam Medina ... Street Kid (uncredited)
Jake Messinger ... Doctor (uncredited)

Earl Nottingham ... Medical Supply Buyer (uncredited)

Regina Ohashi ... Nurse (uncredited)
Nic Quardero ... Patient (uncredited)

Mia Ruiz ... Patron (uncredited)
Patricia M. Sanders ... Extra (uncredited)
Chuck Savage ... Price Attorney (uncredited)
David Sharp ... Nurse (uncredited)
Morgane Slemp ... Nurse (uncredited)
Lauren Sullivan ... Extra (uncredited)

Marilyn Swick ... Health Fair Vendor (uncredited)

Michael Wayne Thomas ... Reporter (uncredited)

Matt Tramel ... Paralegal (uncredited)
Georgette Trevino ... Nurse (uncredited)
Lynne Upchurch ... Judge (uncredited)
Montgomery Wade ... Jury Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Kassen 
Mark Kassen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Danziger  story
Chris Lopata  written by
Ela Thier  story

Produced by
Dominic Cancilla .... line producer
Craig Cohen .... executive producer
Paul Danziger .... executive producer
Rod De Llano .... executive producer
Jordan Foley .... co-producer
Jeffrey Gou .... executive producer
Joan Huang .... executive producer
Adam Kassen .... producer
Mark Kassen .... producer
Michael Risoli .... associate producer
Ela Thier .... co-producer
Original Music by
Ryan Ross Smith 
Cinematography by
Helge Gerull (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chip Smith 
Casting by
Nicole Daniels 
Rachel Flanagan (casting: Texas)
Courtney Sheinin  (as Courtney Bright)
Production Design by
Christopher Stull 
Art Direction by
Yvonne Boudreaux 
Set Decoration by
Bart Brown 
Costume Design by
Kari Perkins 
Makeup Department
Elisabeth Fry .... makeup department head
Kathy Miller .... hair stylist
Brandie Seifert .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Dominic Cancilla .... unit production manager
Erin Charles .... production supervisor
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kayse Goodell .... second assistant director
Valerie Johnson .... second second assistant director
Michael Risoli .... first assistant director
Art Department
Chris Clayton .... property master
Debbie Cortez Haber .... art department coordinator
Christa del Castillo .... art department assistant
Benny S. Kenny .... set buyer
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lawrence Herman .... foley editor
James Hicken .... sound editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
George A. Lara .... foley supervising mixer
Eric Milano .... supervising sound editor
Tom Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
Adam Risner .... boom operator
J.R. Rodriguez .... sound mixer
Scott Szabo .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Andrew J. Bly .... visual effects producer
Luis de Leon .... visual effects supervisor
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Healer .... visual effects supervisor
Franz Kol .... digital compositor
Lenz Kol .... digital compositor
Ted Markovic .... visual effects producer
Adam Schwartz .... digital compositor
Jesse Spielman .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Murray K. Campbell .... grip
Justin DeGuire .... assistant camera
Janet Jensen .... gaffer
Travis Kerschen .... lighting technician
Justin Kling .... second assistant camera
Chris Lovely .... electrician
Phillip Renke .... best boy grip
Justin Seyb .... electrician
Pete Stockton .... key grip
Casting Department
Nicole Daniels .... casting department
Joe Grisaffi .... extras casting
Courtney Sheinin .... casting department
Fiona Weir .... casting department
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rona Lamont .... costume supervisor
Eva Prappas .... set costumer
Elisabeth Young .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Eun-Duk Cho .... assistant editor
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate project manager
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer
Location Management
Craig Busch .... location manager
Virginia Díaz .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Jim Black .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Charles Coulter .... transportation captain (as Charlie Coulter)
Marti Wells .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Shaun Cain .... accounting assistant
Chad Cohen .... insurance
Caroline Connor .... production coordinator
Vanessa Gaitan .... production assistant
Trevor George-Fowler .... animal trainer
Adrian Hattingh .... digital imaging technician
Rick Hoffman .... production assistant
Case Johnson .... production assistant
Lorie Kapila .... script supervisor daily
Ryan Kirk .... production assistant
K. Lynn Martin .... script supervisor
Ruth Abigail Rodriguez .... medical tech
David Sharp .... stand-in
Dee Stippick .... craft service
Ryan Stowell .... assistant: directors (as Ryan H. Stowell)
Michael Wayne Thomas .... stand-in
Matt Tramel .... stand-in
James Wetuski .... stand-in
Pamela Williamson .... production accountant
Derek Yip .... post production accountant
Alfred Cervantes .... special thanks
Dmitry Gliot .... very special thanks
Charlie Jennings .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference
USA:100 min (Tribeca Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Some of Chris Evans' real tattoos can be seen on this film among a few others that were custom made for his characterSee more »
Anachronisms: 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:I bet you spent your whole life believing that you, you were born to do something great, make a difference, do something special. Important. But Michael, it's the most ordinary thought anybody ever had.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Law & Order" (1990)See more »
Southside Of HeavenSee more »


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35 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, 29 November 2011
Author: buypluto from United States

I watch this movie with no expectations or aware of the cast. I have an eye for details and as I watched this the scene where they open the refrigerator and there is a news clipping on the door and it say Bellaire High School. I hit pause and rewind and freeze and read the article. No way. This movie is real and it happened in my hometown of Houston. I went to Bellaire HS and I was thrown for a loop.

The movie is one of those that tells a tale of injustice and a lawyer suing for a large group of people. Finding out that Bono liked this movie so much since it relates to his charity touches on the fact that this tries to be a feel good movie for heart.

It tells a story that after doing research on the facts, safety needles, makes you think. Makes you want to know why the Hospitals have all the power and why we have no health care in America.

Wish it touched more on personal lives of the lawyers especially since one wrote the script. Great movie.

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