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The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012)

Not Rated | | Short, Action, Crime | 15 July 2012 (USA)
Frank Castle is staying in a bad neighborhood, where he encounters a gang that terrorizes its residents.

Director:

Phil Joanou

Writers:

Chad St. John, Gerry Conway (character) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Jane ... Frank Castle
Ron Perlman ... Big Mike
Sammi Rotibi ... Goldtooth
Karlin Walker Karlin Walker ... DeShawn
Jack Goldenberg Jack Goldenberg ... The Doorman
Shannon Collis ... Hooker #1
Brandee Steger ... The Girl (as Brandee Tucker)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Matson ... Hooker #2
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Storyline

Frank Castle, a.k.a. 'The Punisher', wakes up in a run-down neighborhood and leaves his van to do his laundry. On his way to the laundromat, he witnesses a gang led by Goldtooth assaulting a group of prostitutes, but minds his own business. But when the gang mugs a boy named DeShawn, Frank goes to a convenience store to buy a bottle of Jack Daniel's and use it to club the thugs to death before crippling Goldtooth and pouring the whiskey on him for one of the prostitutes to set the gang leader on fire. Frank then collects his laundry and has DeShawn keep one of his signature t-shirts before leaving the neighborhood. Written by A7

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Short | Action | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Punisher: Dirty Laundry See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.66:1
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Trivia

In an interview with Inverse, Adi Shankar revealed that he was previously in pre-production on a sequel to Dirty Laundry, stating that the film was "going to be a two-hander that introduced the 'Lady Punisher', who was going to be played by MMA fighter and Deadpool (2016) actor Gina Carano. Thomas Jane was due to reprise his role in the sequel, and the script was written by Wayne Kramer. Shankar stated in the interview (regarding the film) that: "it may still be revisited and revived at some point down the road, and that it shouldn't be ruled out just yet." See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) Jack Daniels is not flammable. See more »

Quotes

[Frank walks out of the laundromat as Goldtooth's thugs mug DeShawn. He looks at Goldtooth]
Goldtooth: The fuck you doin' here?
Frank Castle: Laundry.
Goldtooth: [Approaches Frank] You like breathing?
[Goldtooth then shows his gun under his pants]
Frank Castle: Usually.
Goldtooth: Get the fuck outta here, old man.
[Frank walks away to the convenience store across the street]
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Follows The Punisher (2004) See more »

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Jack Daniels is not flammable
16 August 2019 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

This ten-minute homage to The Punisher is a fan-film, but a fan-film made by professionals. The Punisher is played by Thomas Jane, an actor who played him in the 2004 movie. There's also Ron Perlman, and others are professional actors too. The director is not famous, but he is experienced. Phil Joanou has previously directed about twenty films, series and music videos, including Bon Jovi's "Keep the Faith" and a bunch of videos for U2. The movie infringes on Punisher's copyright and uses music from "The Dark Knight" (2008), so it's only been released on YouTube and it's a wonder that it wasn't removed already.

The story is simple, realistic and brutal, and gives a better characterization of Frank Castle than the Marvel films. The film is very well made and, after this, all three feature films in Marvel production look lame. It would be fantastic if this crew would get an opportunity to shoot a full-length feature film and make a proper adaptation of The Punisher.

8/10


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