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Punisher, The (1989) Movie Information

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Mark Goldblatt


Dolph Lundgren
Louis Gossett Jr.
Jeroen Krabbé
Kim Miyori
Bryan Marshall
Nancy Everhard





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Five years after his family was murdered in a mob hit, police officer Frank Castle becomes a vigilante known as "The Punisher." Living in the sewers and waging a one-man war against organized crime, he battles the mob, yakuza, and the underworld in general. -- GOD_NOtLIKELY

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Matthew Brady 09/22/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The 2004 film was so much better. Dolph Lundgren looks bored and drunk in this movie and that alone just made it more hilarious to watch. This is one of those "it's so bad that it's kind of funny to watch". Not once did I feel bored while watching the movie, because the whole time I was laughing my ass off at the stupid shit in this movie.

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dukeakasmudge 09/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Worst Punisher ever!!!!!

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Snoogans 11/29/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not faithful at all to the comic. He doesn't even have the signature skull on his shirt. Though, the film is a decent low-budget 80's action flick and it's quite fun to watch Dolph Lundgren destroy tons of bad guys. You could count it as a guilty pleasure.

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filmfan09 01/09/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This movie is a decent entertaing action movie. Dolph Lundgren plays a former NYPD detective, Frank Castle who loses his family to a mob hit.Then on becomes a one-man judge, jury and executioner. For me i liked the 2004 verison with Thomas Jane alittle bit more than this one. The action sequences were done well for a low-budget movie, but with all the action going on it felt more like watch a video game because there is very little taking in this movie. It just a shut your brain off for 92 mins. and sit back and enjoy time killer.

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08/29/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Punisher" by Yojimbo

Undercover agent Frank Castle's sting operation causes the death of a criminal kingpin's son who promptly has his entire family executed in retribution, causing him to become a heavily armed vigilante sworn to vengeance.

I never read The Punisher comics, mainly because I didn't really find the idea of a character who was just another meat head with a gun who had no powers or mystical back story very interesting; if that is in fact an accurate description of the character, then the film has done a very good job of adapting it. In fact I don't really understand at whom this film is supposed to be aimed; the attempts at humour that mainly involve the wacky nerds who live next door are childish and puerile, but the 18 certificate and grim violence mean that children are supposedly not the ...

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