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The Punisher (2004)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Weeks (as Russell Andrews)
... Joe Toro
... Bobby Saint / John Saint
... Harry Heck
... Tattooed Mike (as Russ Comegys)
... T.J.
Rick Elmhurst ... Bay News 9 Newscaster
... Spacker Dave
Michael Reardon ... Toro Croupier (as Michael Francis)
... Livia Saint
... EMT (as William Hasenzahl)
... Frank Castle (as Tom Jane)
... Micky Duka
... Police Chief Morris
... Will Castle
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Storyline

Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong. Written by Mystic80

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This Is Not Revenge. It's Punishment! See more »


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Rated R for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,834,527, 18 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,682,273, 4 July 2004
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Trivia

(at around 52 mins) When Dave is reading Frank Castle's biography, he says that Castle worked for "CTU," the Counter-Terrorism Unit. CTU is a fictional government agency in the TV series 24 (2001). See more »

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(at around 26 mins) When the Blazer flips over we see the crew standing in the background. See more »

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[first lines]
Bobby Saint: So I'm gonna get a three-to-one return on my money?
Micky Duka: Otto is the real deal. I met him at a hash bar in Amsterdam. He speaks Russian, German, Arabic...
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Crazy Credits

The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the Punisher in its pages; after it fully forms, it is shot three times and "bleeds" white paint which forms the Punisher's skull, and the film's title. See more »


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Written by Ali Dee, Zach Danziger, and Vincent Alfieri
Published by Spirit One Music on behalf of Canvas One Music (BMI)
Performed by El Berhknokies
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group on behalf of Deetown Productions
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Another amazing Marvel Flick
5 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the second version of 'The Punisher', and while I enjoy the original that starred Dolph Lungren, I LOVED this one. Thomas Jane was amazing, he definitely had the essence of the tortured Frank Castle down perfect. The acting in this movie was extremely well done, a lot more well done than many people (critics) have given it credit for. I think that John Travolta even though he can be a bit annoying at times played a great bad guy, and his character was sinister, and cruel, but loving at the same time. Will Patton I think almost stole the show with his portrayal of his character Quentin Glass, because he had a charisma about him that was equally disturbing. It was a great movie, not just 'great for what it was'. The story was good, the stunts, and the violence amazing, and I really hope they greenlight for a sequel.


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