8.2/10
6,339
13 user 5 critic

The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012)

Not Rated | | Short, Action, Crime | 15 July 2012 (USA)
Frank Castle is staying in a bad neighborhood, where he encounters a gang that terrorizes its residents.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Punisher (2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
Stars: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After hunting down and killing hundreds of violent criminals, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, faces his most deadly foe yet: Jigsaw.

Director: Lexi Alexander
Stars: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz
The Punisher (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary crew from France comes to America to capture the daily life of journalist Eddie Brock. Soon the truth about Eddie, as well as his questionable methods, begin to reveal more than intended.

Director: Joe Lynch
Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Danny Belrose, Guile Branco
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Chronicles the Punisher's actions from 1979-1982. In those four years, Frank Castle runs a foul, Jigsaw, Daredevil, a serial killer, a Junkie dressed up like Santa and a mess of thugs all "asking for it."

Director: Chris R. Notarile
Stars: Shawn Parr, Thomas Daniel, Kim Santiago
Power/Rangers (2015)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise.

Director: Joseph Kahn
Stars: Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Russ Bain
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Expect no deals and no mercy as Frank Castle (Shawn Baichoo) pursues his brutal crusade of justice against drug lord, Dominic Duran and his psychotic lieutenant, Vinny Rizzo after they ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Ambrus
Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Amber Goldfarb, James Malloch
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An aging former super spy struggles to find his place in a self-absorbed world without borders.

Director: Tyler Gibb
Stars: Christopher Gee, Tyler Gibb, Damien C. Haas
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man down on his luck hits rock bottom and takes a diner hostage. Frank Castle drops in to make sure people are taken care of.

Director: Luis Pelayo Junquera
Stars: Andrés Barriales, Alvaro Gomez, Enol Junquera
Judge Dredd: Superfiend (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Six-part web series that presents an alternate take on the origins of Judge Dredd's arch-nemesis - a demonic creature known as Judge Death that sees life itself as a crime. Can Dredd survive a clash with such foe and save his niece?

Stars: Darin De Paul, Marc Graue, Damien C. Haas
Daredevil (2003)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell
Action

Special agent Frank Castle becomes a vigilante for justice.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Big Mike
...
Karlin Walker ...
Jack Goldenberg ...
The Doorman
...
Hooker #1
Brandee Steger ...
The Girl (as Brandee Tucker)
Edit

Storyline

Frank Castle, a.k.a. 'The Punisher', wakes up in a run-down neighborhood and leaves his van to do his laundry. On his way to the laundromat, he witnesses a gang led by Goldtooth assaulting a group of prostitutes, but minds his own business. But when the gang mugs a boy named DeShawn, Frank goes to a convenience store to buy a bottle of Jack Daniel's and use it to club the thugs to death before crippling Goldtooth and pouring the whiskey on him for one of the prostitutes to set the gang leader on fire. Frank then collects his laundry and has DeShawn keep one of his signature t-shirts before leaving the neighborhood. Written by A7

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Justiceiro: Roupa Suja  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank wears a New York Yankees baseball cap despite saying in the 2004 film that he'd get "upset when the Yankees won the Series." See more »

Goofs

Jack Daniels is not flammable. See more »

Quotes

[Frank enters the convenience store and grabs a bottle of Yoo-hoo. The handicapped clerk rolls to the back of the cashier counter]
Big Mike: We got a special on Bourbon.
[Frank places the Yoo-hoo on the counter]
Big Mike: I meant vodka.
Frank Castle: I'm six months sober.
[Frank turns around to see the mugging continue as he grabs the Yoo-hoo and drinks it at the front door while watching]
Big Mike: Fuckin' animals. Makes you want to do somethin', don't it?
[Opens his flask and drinks]
Big Mike: [Frank turns around]
Big Mike: Couple of years back, that was me ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Follows The Punisher (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One mean hangover
5 August 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

A 40-something man(and is that...? No, it couldn't be, right...?) goes out to the laundromat in a bad neighbourhood, and notices the other allusion of the title - a gang, terrorizing the residents. At first, he goes about his business. Who wouldn't? Can't fix all the world's problems by yourself, right? As the tension mounts(consistently over the course of the well-paced 10 minute running time), however, he may find that he can't ignore what's going on in the street.

The YouTube(yes, this is available for free, legal viewing, so get to it) title originally didn't reveal who this is about, so while the IMDb entry's currently does, I will not give away what graphic novel icon this is about. It does, however, do them complete justice, something that, arguably, wasn't quite achieved by the silver screen attempts. The bleak tone and gritty realism are uncompromising, and fit perfectly. Yes, this is made for and by fans - if you aren't already familiar with the source material, you might not fully appreciate this, and really, when something has decades of printed stories, either you condense and disappoint, or assume that the audience already knows. And yes, if you go into this not knowing yet who it's about, it will, indeed, gradually become clear to you, as with the more recent effort by the same team, Truth In Journalism.

Acting is spot-on. The gold-toothed bad guy, the leader, could easily be hammy, in his nuance-free evil(this is not a complaint), and yet he feels like he belongs in our world - near the end, this does go beyond that, but otherwise, the whole thing is firmly anchored there. We could see this happening. While there is not a lot going on character-wise, what there is, is established, developed and played just right. The score, borrowed from The Dark Knight, is used to great effect. FX are solid, and the reliance on practical ones serves the short well. It increases credibility further.

There is a lot of bloody, graphic, disturbing and violent content in this. I recommend this to any fan of comic books. 8/10


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Should make the new Punisher movie like this one vn2-15-60493
Where has this been all my life?! Syclone91
Amazing start! max-thelegend
Low budget sequel bondukkevin
Please make an other one. uriel_zuno
Please Sign Petition for Punisher Netflix series! Blade_the_Badass
Discuss The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?