Punisher, The (2004)

The Punishment Begins April 16, 2004

Original Title : Punisher, The
Director : Jonathan Hensleigh
Writer : Jonathan Hensleigh
Michael France
Genre : Action
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Ari Arad , Avi Arad , Christopher Eberts , Kevin Feige , Andrew Golov , Andreas Grosch , Patrick Gunn , Gale Anne Hurd , Stan Lee , Amir Jacob Malin , Chris Roberts , Richard Saperstein , Andreas Schmid , John H. Starke
Music : Stevie Benton
Jamey Jasta
Mike Luce
Ben Moody
C.J. Pierce
Carlo Siliotto
Photography : Conrad W. Hall
MPAA Rating : Rated R for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity.
IMDB ID : 0330793
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A. Russell Andrews Jimmy Weeks (as Russell Andrews
Omar Avila Joe Toro
James Carpinello Bobby Saint/John Saint
Mark Collie Harry Heck
Russ Comegys Tattooed Mike
Antoni Corone T.J.
Rick Elmhurst Bay News 9 Newscaster
Ben Foster Spacker Dave
Michael Reardon Toro Croupier (as Michael Francis
Laura Harring Livia Saint
Will Hasenzahl EMT
Thomas Jane Frank Castle (as Tom Jane
Eddie Jemison Micky Duka
Marco St. John Police Chief Morris
Marcus Johns Will Castle
Bonnie Johnson Betty Castle
Veryl Jones Candelaria
Carleth Keys Bay News 9 Newscaster
Alan Lilly Accountant
Terry Loughlin Spoon
Marc Macaulay Dante
Samantha Mathis Maria Castle
Jim Meskimen Accountant
Kevin Nash The Russian
Tom Nowicki Lincoln
Robin O'Dell Field Reporter
Will Patton Quentin Glass
Yamil Piedra Toro Pit Boss
John Pinette Bumpo
Steve Raulerson Yuri Astrov
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos Joan
Roy Scheider Frank Castle, Sr.
Hank Stone Cutter
Sonny Surowiec Saint Puerto Rico Enforcer
Jack Swanson Accountant
Josh Thomas NBC Newscaster
John Travolta Howard Saint
Eduardo Yáñez Mike Toro (as Eduardo Yanez
John Baker News Reporter (uncredited
Jeff Chase Enforcer (uncredited
Michael Thomas Dunn Beach Visitor (uncredited
Hatcher Flaschen Sales Person (uncredited
Nick Loren FBI Agent Moss (uncredited


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.


Revenge never tasted so sweet, Swift "Punish" ment - Jane scores big time THE PUNISHER (2004) ***1/2 Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ben Foster, John Pinette, Laura Harring, Samantha Mathis, Roy Scheider, Kevin Nash. Dark, brutal and violent adaptation of the cult Marvel comics anti-hero rises above the genre with a pitch perfect Eastwoodian turn by Jane as recently retired federal agent Frank Castle whose world is turned upside down when his entire family is slaughtered by evil businessman Howard Saint (Travolta, practically licking his lips with vulpine ferocity) for the death of his own son.Left for dead Castle assumes the persona of The Punisher as a vigilante who will stop at nothing to avenge the memories of his beloved. Fantastic action sequences with pulpy undertones (including one priceless bout with Jane and Russian giant Nash that equals classic Bond bouts) and some welcome comic relief in the form of de facto family of misfits Stamos, Foster and Pinette in the dilapidated rooming house Jane sets up his arsenal of death. Veteran genre screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh makes a fine directorial debut with kinetic skills and sharply observed nuances to the comic book stylings of the genre. Kudos also to cinematographer Conrad W. Hall's bruised palette of stark neo-realism with a touch of sinister sleek glitz.
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