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The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012)

Frank Castle is staying in a bad neighborhood, where he encounters a gang that terrorizes its residents.

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Phil Joanou

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Cast

Cast overview:
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)
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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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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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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 »

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

Quotes

[the gang surrounds DeShawn and starts to mug him when Goldtooth returns to the scene after raping a prostitute in a back alley]
Goldtooth: The fuck is this? You crossin' my street? You gotta pay the toll. You see, there's two ways to get off this street: you work for me, or the other way.
DeShawn: I ain't gonna run drugs for you.
Goldtooth: [laughs] I love this kid. I was kinda hopin' you'd say that.
[Goldtooth gets up and turns around before snapping his fingers, signalling his thugs to rough up DeShawn]
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Punishingly Awesome!
31 July 2012 | by ChappyMan19See all my reviews

I happened to stumble across this while checking out the recent stories from Comic Con 12. Wow! Am I glad that I did. This 10 minute short is absolutely superb!

It's dark, gritty, dramatic and has a sense of realism to it that makes it that much more enthralling. I always loved Thomas Jane as the punisher character Frank Castle but felt that the rest of the movie wasn't done as well as it could have been.

This short has the atmospheric tension and drama that the movie was missing, as the street thugs continue to run rampant the suspense and tension continuously builds until it gets to the stage where we know what must be done. Punishment.

Also some of the shots used were just sublime, the slow motion shot of Frank Castle crossing the street while throwing the Jack Daniels bottle in the air is awesome! You forgive the poor blood effects given it was made by Thomas Jane as a fan/tribute video but by god, did they do a fantastic job!

Have to give a nod to the acting in general, Thomas Jane is the punisher and performed greatly as expected but the surprise appearance by Ron Pearlman was terrific and his acting as nothing but a store clerk was amazing and very convincing.

If you are yet to see it, do yourselves a favor and get onto YouTube to watch it! I hope that this ends up being seen by the right people and Thomas Jane gets picked up to reprise his role as the most bad-ass vigilante to grace the silver screen.

"What's the difference between justice and punishment?"


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