Special agent Frank Castle had it all: A loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when his life is taken away from him by a ruthless criminal and his associates, Frank has become reborn. Now serving as judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done him wrong.Written by
Another problem that beset the production was the unseasonably rainy weather affecting Florida at the time of filming. See more »
(at around 49 mins) When Castle first steals Saint's money, the millions of dollars are all in bundles of hundred dollar bills and are placed in a large cart. However, in the next scene when Castle dumps the money onto the streets from the high-rise window, all of the bundles are separated and the individual bills float down to the street. There is no way that Castle had time to unwrap all of the bills and then throw them out the window. See more »
So I'm gonna get a three-to-one return on my money?
Otto is the real deal. I met him at a hash bar in Amsterdam. He speaks Russian, German, Arabic...
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The Marvel Comics logo features comic-book images of the Punisher in its pages; after it fully forms, it is shot three times and "bleeds" white paint which forms the Punisher's skull, and the film's title. See more »
Extended edition DVD also includes an animated prologue of Castle and Weeks in Kuwait during Desert Storm, where Castle saves Weeks' life and prohibits another soldier from summarily executing two captured guerrillas See more »
I really enjoyed this movie.. As a big fan of the comics I was really worried that they would ruin it (Daredevil for example!).. But they didn't..
Thomas Jane is excellent as the vengeful, determined lead, & Travolta fulfills the role of the dangerous crime boss well.
The story will be familiar to all fans & it is faithfully followed. Hensleigh seems either to be a fan himself, or understands the need to please readers.
The callous violence, a huge part of the comics is lovingly 'executed'.. No heed was paid to satisfying censors, or to attempt to get a 'safe' rating. Criminals are 'Punished' with a dedication mirroring the themes of the hard-hitting comic..
No previous knowledge of the story is necessary as events begin where they should ... at the beginning.
All in all a great movie for both fans & newcomers.. Can't wait for the sequel ! !
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