Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.
A rebellious socialite defies social conventions for a once-in-a-lifetime shot at true love, only to see her hopes shattered after a priceless diamond vanishes into thin air. Adapted from a long-lost Tennessee Williams screenplay.
Bryce Dallas Howard,
Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Some of Chris Evans' real tattoos can be seen on this film among a few others that were custom made for his character See more »
During the questioning of Jeffrey Dancort by Nathaniel Price (31:00 minutes into the movie), Dancourt says his home is in Houston Texas, but he gives the zip code of 74561 which is Quinton, Oklahoma. See more »
Written by R.L. Burnside
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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A courtroom drama with no courtroom and no drama.
Described by Sky Movies as a thrilling courtroom drama , all i can think is that person who does the film descriptions for Sky ,can't have watched this film. Puncture has everything going for it. It has a Good cast and potentially a good story but directors Adam and Mark Kassen have made a real pigs ear of this one.
This is the story of Mike Weiss , a talented lawyer , who with his partner , chose to take on the might of the drug companies and hospital administrators to get them to use a syringe that will save thousands of lives. The trouble is , Mike Weiss is partial to using needles himself as he has a bad drug habit.
The Mistake they made with this film is they concentrated too much on Weiss and not enough on the battle with pharmaceutical companies. The film builds up the story to the point of an exciting court case then It just ends Finish,. No court case .Just a lazy bit of on screen information at the end describing what happened. It's as if the money ran out and the directors and cast just walked away.
Puncture is a big disappointment and it's no surprise this was tucked away on a movie channel and not on the cinema.
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