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Punisher: War Zone (2008)

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Frank Castle known as Punisher ruthlessly demolishes organized crime, but it starts an even bigger war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Stevenson ... Frank Castle
Dominic West ... Billy / Jigsaw
Doug Hutchison ... Loony Bin Jim
Colin Salmon ... Paul Budiansky
Wayne Knight ... Micro
Dash Mihok ... Martin Soap
Julie Benz ... Angela
Stephanie Janusauskas ... Grace
Mark Camacho ... Pittsy
Romano Orzari ... Nicky
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ... Ink
Larry Day ... Agent Miller
Ron Lea ... Captain Ross
Tony Calabretta ... Saffiotti
T.J. Storm ... Maginty
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Storyline

Frank Castle, the ex-military man whose family was killed by criminals, who became a vigilante known as the Punisher, goes after a whole mob family and gets everyone except enforcer Billy Russoti. He tracks Russoti down and chases him into a vat that is used for crushing bottles. Frank turns on the crusher hoping it would take care of him but it doesn't. He survives but sustains very severe injuries that even with plastic surgery his face looks like a jigsaw puzzle. So he decides to adopt the name Jigsaw. Frank who killed one of Russoti's people who unknown to him is an undercover Fed, decides to pack it in. But when he learns Russoti didn't die and is looking for the money he entrusted to the Fed and will go looking for it at his home which means his family is in danger. So Frank tries to save them. But Russoti wants revenge on Frank so he breaks out his brother who is so crazed that he is committed to an asylum, to deal with him. And also another Fed who's a friend of the man Frank ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,271,451, 7 December 2008

Gross USA:

$8,050,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,103,323
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The characters of Pittsy and Ink both appear in the Marvel MAX title "The Punisher". Although they do not work for Jigsaw, they are members of the mafia. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) The slide show Det. Martin Soap shows to Agent Budiansky includes a picture of Frank Castle wearing a United States Marine Corps Dress Blue uniform with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, but in the next slide his rank is listed as Captain. See more »

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Loony Bin Jim: Yummy, yummy, yummy in my tummy, tummy, tummy.
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Alternate Versions

German retail video version was cut by approx. 1 minute to secure a "Not under 18" rating. The uncut version was released with a SPIO/JK approval but can be sold only with restrictions. See more »

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Written by Rob Swire (as Robert Swire Thompson)
Performed by Pendulum
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What happens when you reboot something that doesn't need to be rebooted.
26 December 2009 | by guasco-2See all my reviews

I watched this the other day, and i remember when it first came out, i remember everyone being on Ray's nutsack. "oh my gosh, he's so brutal! the last guy sucked!" IDIOTS!!! This movie looked like a TV movie, especially in comparison to Punisher 04. As a typical reboot...they overdue what the fans were asking for. they wanted more action...they gave us too much! and so unrealistic too, and stupidly cheesy. heads blowing like cherry tomatoes from 9mm. Punching through peoples skulls.

this movie is a solid 4 out of 10...seriously. pros: -Jigsaw makeup and actor was decent. -First action scene/party

cons: everything else! -worst acting ever -punisher said 3 lines in the whole movie -super anticlimactic -every set looked like a warehouse -no story at all -can't even see his SKULL!! -using the f-word every second makes me think i'm watching a lame arse porno with worse acting.

stupid movie. the next one will hopefully find a nice balance. personally, i never thought this should have gotten rebooted int he first place. 04 punisher needs a SEQUEL NOT REBOOT.


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