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Puncture (2011)

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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.

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

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15 March 2012 (Thailand)  »

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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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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 »

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The movie takes place in 1998, but when Weiss is talking to different people in the materials department, one of them has a black Dell LCD monitor which wasn't available until the mid-2000s. See more »

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Nurse Vicky Rogers: Sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest places.
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Referenced in English Vinglish (2012) See more »

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Evil Ways
Written by Christian Smedstrom
Performed by Christian and the 2120's
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Gripping movie..commendable performances
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Movies based on true stories can sometimes be dull and dragging, unless they are well-directed and this one is more than well-made.. the first hour which goes into building of the story is slightly slow-paced.

But as the story unfolds, we come face to face the complicated deceit at mega-corporate levels - This movie shows how some of the large health service manufacturers stonewall any change affecting their profits - even if a million lives could be saved, dangerous diseases like AIDS and Hepatitis C could be reduced.. financial power, legal manipulation and finally criminal intentions..

Performance of Chris Evans both as a young righteous lawyer and also as a drug addict is authentic..and Brett Cullen as the suave high-profile lawyer is effective..

The movie at some level moves in the lines of "Erin Brokovich" another very good true-story-movie dealing the corporates, legal profession, health hazards and the strength of purpose


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