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Puncture Wounds (2014)

A Certain Justice (original title)
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John returns to LA with PTSD from duty in Iraq. 4 guys are beating a hooker outside his home. He acts, leaving 2 dead and 2 hurt. Their gangster boss escalates things.

Directors:

Giorgio Serafini, James Coyne (co-director)

Writer:

James Coyne
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Credited cast:
Cung Le ... John Nguyen
Dolph Lundgren ... Hollis
Vinnie Jones ... Bennett
Gianni Capaldi ... Vin
Briana Evigan ... Tanya
James C. Burns ... Sgt. Terry Mitchell
Robert LaSardo ... Magico
Jonathan Kowalsky ... J.P.
Jake Jacobson ... O'Hanrahan
Scott Sheeley Scott Sheeley ... Carsen
Hanley Chan ... Meth Lab Crew
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haydee Bonilla Haydee Bonilla ... Sondra
Donald DeNoyer ... Henchmen (as Donald Denoyer)
Charles Steven Durán ... Henchmen (as Charles Duran)
Roy Elghanayan ... Henchmen
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Storyline

After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan Brotherhood pimps. Having killed several of the high-ranking brotherhood during the rescue, John and his family are now the prime targets of Hollis, the ruthless criminal leader of the group. Written by anonymous

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Pain runs deep.

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Filmed in 17 days. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hollis: [visiting a cohort in hospital] You look like you were hit by a fucking truck
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Referenced in Puncture Wounds: Behind the Scenes (2014) See more »

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""Burn Them"
written and performed by Brian Jackson Harris, Justin Raines, and Michael Wickstrom
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No Justice for the Actors
21 January 2021 | by deepfrieddodoSee all my reviews

The minute Lundgren saw the wig and facial hair his character would have, he should have known this was a film he should have steered clear from. It's not good, the script is bad, the acting is fairly poor, and the plot unoriginal.

It is coherent, so if you want an action film offering nothing more than a bit of violence, then this absolutely fits the bill. The final fight scene is actually pretty good too, so you have that choreography to look forward to, but the rest are a bit hit and miss.

It's really the dialogue that makes Puncture Wounds/A Certain Kind of Justice so poor though. Cringeworthy narration to bookend the film and the most ridiculously placed "It's okay, bro" within the script. So it's difficult to see if the acting is bad, or the material the cast had to work with just tripped them up. To be fair, Evigan (the only woman with lines) does okay, Vinnie Jones does his job (but very much typecast), and Lundgren passes, but really Le as the lead doesn't excel in anything but kicking.

Also shout out to the most shoe-horned scene possible, where a secondary character has to deal with an ill loved one whilst getting visited a rip-off Colonel Trautman.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2014 (Guyana) See more »

Also Known As:

Puncture Wounds See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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