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The Punisher

"There is no justice, there is only revenge."

R 2004-04-15 Action 2hr 4m

When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.

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When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.

  • Released
    2004-04-15
  • Revenue
    $54,700,105
  • Budget
    $33,000,000
  • Runtime
    2hr 4m
  • Genre
    Action, Crime, Drama
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    6.4
  • Production
    Lions Gate Films, VIP Medienfonds 3, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Marvel Enterprises, VIP 2 Medienfonds

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Cast

Thomas Jane

Thomas Jane

Frank Castle / The Punisher
John Travolta

John Travolta

Howard Saint
Will Patton

Will Patton

Quentin Glass
Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider

Frank Castle, Sr.
Laura Harring

Laura Harring

Livia Saint
Ben Foster

Ben Foster

Specker Dave
Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Maria Castle
James Carpinello

James Carpinello

Bobby Saint/ John Saint
Eddie Jemison

Eddie Jemison

Mickey Duka
Mark Collie

Mark Collie

Harry Heck
Marcus Johns

Marcus Johns

Will Castle
Omar Avila

Omar Avila

Joe Toro
Rick Elmhurst

Rick Elmhurst

Bay News 9 Newscaster
Carleth Keys

Carleth Keys

Bay News 9 Newscaster
Michael Reardon

Michael Reardon

Toro Croupier
Marco St. John

Marco St. John

Police Chief Morris
Bonnie Johnson

Bonnie Johnson

Betty Castle
Veryl Jones

Veryl Jones

Candelaria
Jim Meskimen

Jim Meskimen

Accountant #1
Jack Swanson

Jack Swanson

Accountant #2
Alan Lilly

Alan Lilly

Accountant #3
Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash

The Russian
Sonny Surowiec

Sonny Surowiec

Saint Puerto Rico Enforcer
Steve Raulerson

Steve Raulerson

Yuri Astrov
Robin O'Dell

Robin O'Dell

Field Reporter
Nick Loren

Nick Loren

Agent Moss (uncredited)
Tom Akos

Tom Akos

Gunman at Club (uncredited)
John Baker

John Baker

News Reporter (uncredited)
David Broitman

David Broitman

Kyle (uncredited)
Jeff Chase

Jeff Chase

Enforcer (uncredited)
Georgia Chris

Georgia Chris

Reporter (uncredited)
Darla Delgado

Darla Delgado

Castle Family Member (uncredited)
Charleene Closshey

Charleene Closshey

Castle Family Friend (uncredited)
Michael Thomas Dunn

Michael Thomas Dunn

Beach Visitor (uncredited)
Douglas Embry

Douglas Embry

Casino Gambler (uncredited)
Hatcher Flaschen

Hatcher Flaschen

Sales Person (uncredited)
Chris Gibson

Chris Gibson

FBI Agent (uncredited)
Michael A. Quill

Michael A. Quill

Lieutenant (uncredited)
Matt Weber

Matt Weber

Major Mars (uncredited)
Heather Trzyna

Heather Trzyna

Castle Family Member (uncredited)
Jimmy Star

Jimmy Star

News Reporter (uncredited)
Kassie Spielman

Kassie Spielman

Castle Family Member (uncredited)
Gustavo Pérez

Gustavo Pérez

Mafia Thug (uncredited)
Sebastian Cage

Sebastian Cage

Frantic Businessman (uncredited)
Angelina Riposta

Angelina Riposta

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Matt Totty

Matt Totty

Bar Manager for Howard Saint (uncredited)

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Reviews for The Punisher
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A Review by tmdb44006625 3

Written by tmdb44006625 on 2019-03-09

Thomas Jane and John Travolta are good in this, but man is The Punisher one stupid movie. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief quite a bit... read more

Thomas Jane and John Travolta are good in this, but man is The Punisher one stupid movie. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief quite a bit but how is it a gangster assassin doesn't double tap and headshot their target when they have them at point blank? This mafia family soon proves to be one of the dumbest in all of gangster cinema, leaving their loved ones completely open to be followed by Frank Castle, falling for a really terrible manipulation scheme, and how did they find out where Frank Castle's apartment was? This is the kind of try-hard movie that Hollywood makes every so often when they have a revenge story script, an alpha-male protagonist, and all the rights to heavy metal tracks. It tries so hard to be cool and fails so spectacularly it's actually painful to watch.

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A Review by mooney240 8

Written by mooney240 on 2023-02-11

**The Punisher avoids the comic book cheese of the era and grounds its story in a realistic revenge tale that fits the character perfectly.*... read more

**The Punisher avoids the comic book cheese of the era and grounds its story in a realistic revenge tale that fits the character perfectly.** Jon Bernthal might have been the perfect actor to play the Punisher, but Thomas Jane was a close second. Rather than getting all wrapped up in the comic universe, The Punisher (2004) keeps its story contained in a more realistic world and focuses on the transformation of Frank Castle into the Punisher. The cast of this movie is filled with exceptional talent, and the plot is a carefully crafted revenge that unfolds as the film progresses, with an excellent payoff at the end. Some parts are cheesy and larger than life, but overall, the movie stays true to The Punisher's dark and grounded roots. Out of all the interpretations of The Punisher in films and shows over the years, this one is my favorite and the standard by which I compare every new Punisher.

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A Review by tmdb44006625

Thomas Jane and John Travolta are good in this, but man is The Punisher one stupid movie. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief quite a bit but how is it a gangster assassin doesn't double tap and headshot their target when they have them ...

reviewer avatar

A Review by tmdb44006625 3

Written by tmdb44006625 on 2019-03-09

Thomas Jane and John Travolta are good in this, but man is The Punisher one stupid movie. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief quite a bit but how is it a gangster assassin doesn't double tap and he...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by mooney240 8

Written by mooney240 on 2023-02-11

**The Punisher avoids the comic book cheese of the era and grounds its story in a realistic revenge tale that fits the character perfectly.** Jon Bernthal might have been the perfect actor to play ...

read more