Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Based on the Marvel Comic, Dolph Lundgren is Frank Castle an ex-cop who lives in the sewers and acts as judge, jury, and executioner to the city's criminals in retaliation for the unpunished murders of his wife and kids. Frank's ex-partner Jake (Louis Gossett Jr.) finally catches up with the vigilante as he tries to stop the Japanese mob, which is trying to take over the city's mafia operation.Written by
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Instead of hiring stuntmen to portray the Yakuza combatants, the filmmakers specifically hired competitive Kyokushinkai karatekas and trained them to perform their own stunts. See more »
(at around 27 mins) Punisher's sidekick misquotes Macbeth when entering the sewers. He says "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble" when any thespian will know the correct line from MacBeth begins "Double, double...". See more »
I'll see to him.
But, I can help him.
Wait outside, Tommy.
[Tommy leaves and Gianni walks over to The Punisher whom is on the floor]
You gave me back my son. Thank you! I'm in your debt. I would gladly give you whatever you want. But, I know all you want is my life. I can't give you that, not when I have him. I'm so sorry, Castle.
[Gianni aims his gun at The Punisher]
He saved us. What are you doing?
Do as I told you. Wait outside.
No! I won't let you. I won't.
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German VHS release omits some of the bloody bullet-impacts. The killing of the Samurai army in the Yakuza tower was completely removed. We only see them lying on the ground. See more »
Even though the skull is missing the movie isn't half bad
The Punisher isn't really complete trash. The movie has a lot of action but the film needed one of The Punisher's nemesises or the black skull t-shirt. Dolph Lundren does play Frank pretty well and once again the action sequences are intense a plentyful. If you want a faithful comic book wait until 2004 but if you want an action movie this is the one for you.
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