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A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Directors:

Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen

Writers:

Paul Danziger (story), Chris Lopata | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Radja ... Sylvia (as Roxanna Hope)
Michael Biehn ... Red
Kate Burton ... Senator O'Reilly
Erinn Allison ... Kim Danziger
Tess Parker Tess Parker ... Jaime Weiss
Justin Anderson Justin Anderson ... Skateboard Kid
Jack Lee ... Mr. Clean
Brittney Karbowski ... Suzie / Blonde Student
Mark Lanier ... Mark Lanier
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Storyline

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

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Sometimes, the brightest light, comes from the darkest places. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 March 2012 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Retractable See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,175, 25 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$67,071, 23 October 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,945, 22 June 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Weiss & Danziger are talking in the car (0:12), the large dog in the backseat disappears when the camera cuts to an outside-the-car shot. See more »

Quotes

Mike Weiss: I'm just a personal injury lawyer. Not exactly the best way to go around saving people's lives.
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Connections

References Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Admission Impossible
Written by Johnny Hawksworth
Courtesy of Dewolfe Music
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5 August 2012 | by ricardovs27See all my reviews

I have to be as honest as possible here: the only reason I came to discover this little indie gem was because of Chris "Steve Rogers/Johnny Storm" Evans participation on it. It was one of those lazy, hot weekend nights, just returning from a much needed bar-hopping experience with some good friends, a little wasted and with no sleep whatsoever in the horizon. Clicked on the online services I happen to subscribe and browsed aimlessly, looking for something to entertain myself waiting for Morpheus' call. Saw a picture of Mr. Evans on the cover, looking all somber and bleak, sporting a beard, holding a needle on his hand. Well, the first thing I thought about was "well, folks, I bet Evans is on total Nic-Cage-on-crack mode; this must be fun to watch". And I have clicked on to start. Boy, and I was wrong. The movie is everything except Evans going haywire and stuff. A highly enthralling and interesting subject, supported by an excellent cast and compelling drama, "Puncture" makes a louder thud than anything a few bearded fatsos could dream of, simply by presenting facts and giving us characters we care about. Evans is at his best, aided by the co-director Mark Kassen, the surprisingly restrained Marshall Bell and Bret Cullen in their task to raise some questions. I suggest to watch this precious movie back-to-back with "The Constant Gardener". That aspirin will never be the same again.


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