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Writers:
Chris Lopata (written by)
Ela Thier (story)
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Release Date:
15 March 2012 (Thailand) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Madman. Genius. Playboy. Friend. Fool. Lawyer. See more »
Plot:
A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
This is why I love going to the theater! See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 ... Sylvia

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 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)

Maria 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
Craig Cohen .... executive producer
Paul Danziger .... executive producer
Rod De Llano .... executive producer
Jordan Foley .... co-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 
 
Film Editing by
Chip Smith 
 
Casting by
Nicole Daniels 
Rachel Flanagan 
Courtney Sheinin 
Fiona Weir 
 
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
 
Music Department
Jim Black .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Charles Coulter .... transportation captain (as Charlie Coulter)
Marti Wells .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Craig Busch .... location manager
Shaun Cain .... accounting assistant
Chad Cohen .... insurance
Caroline Connor .... production coordinator
Virginia Díaz .... assistant location manager
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 H. Stowell .... assistant: directors
Michael Wayne Thomas .... stand-in
Matt Tramel .... stand-in
James Wetuski .... stand-in
Pamela Williamson .... production accountant
Derek Yip .... post production accountant
 
Thanks
Alfred Cervantes .... special thanks
Dmitry Gliot .... very special thanks
Charlie Jennings .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference
Runtime:
USA:100 min (Tribeca Film Festival)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The movie takes place in 1998, but when Weiss is talking to different people in the materials department, one of them has a black Dell LCD monitor which wasn't available until the mid-2000s.See more »
Quotes:
Nathaniel Price:[greeting Weiss in the middle of the night] I like people who are nuts. Keeps things interesting.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Law & Order" (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
Southside Of HeavenSee more »

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56 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
This is why I love going to the theater!, 25 September 2011
Author: saulcook from United States

I didn't know what to expect going into "Puncture," but what I found, surpassed even my most hopeful wishes for an evening at the movies. "Puncture" is a perfectly acted true-life story that still has me thinking about its message 3 days later. It was gripping from the opening credits and I was emotionally pulled in a number of directions. Chris Evans proved he can really act, not just dress up as a superhero and run around a big budgeted set. Mark Kassen was marvelous alongside him as his legal partner and the Houston backdrop made for an unlikely protagonist in and of itself. A story that needed to be shared and with tremendous talent. I only wish there were more films like "Puncture." I encourage people to go see the film.

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