The Punisher (2004) Poster


Thomas Jane: Frank Castle



  • The Punisher : I leave this as a declaration of intent, so no one will be confused. One: "Si vis pacem, para bellum." Latin. Boot Camp Sergeant made us recite it like a prayer. "Si vis pacem, para bellum - If you want peace, prepare for war."

    [cut to later, as Frank prepares his weapons for the final attack on Saint's gang] 

    The Punisher : Two: Frank Castle is dead. He died with his family. Three: in certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law. To pursue... natural justice. This is not vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive, it's an emotional response. No, not vengeance. Punishment.

  • Candelaria : Vaya con Dios, Castle. Go with God.

    Frank Castle : God's gonna sit this one out.

  • [last lines] 

    The Punisher : Those who do evil to others - the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists - you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me... The Punisher.

  • Frank Castle : It's been five months since my family was killed. I don't see ONE man in jail.

    Police Chief Morris : Obviously you're upset...

    Frank Castle : Upset? Is that the word? I used to get upset. When I got a flat tire, when a plane was delayed. I used to get *upset* when the Yankees won the series. So if that's what upset means, what am I feeling now? If you know the word, tell me because I don't.

  • The Punisher : I have work to do. Read your newspaper everyday and you'll understand.

    Joan : Which section?

    The Punisher : Obituaries.

  • Micky Duka : What's the torch for?

    Frank Castle : 2000 degrees, Mick. Enough to turn steel into butter.


    Frank Castle : It won't hurt at first. It's too hot, you see? The flame sears the nerve endings shut, killing them. You'll go into shock... and all you'll feel is... cold. Isn't science fun, Mickey?

  • [Frank approaches a mortally wounded Saint, and throws down pictures of Quentin with his boyfriend] 

    Frank Castle : I made you kill your best friend.

    [after a pause, Frank throws down Livia's earring] 

    Frank Castle : I made you kill your wife.

    Howard Saint : [moans]  Oh, God...

    Frank Castle : Now I've killed you.

  • Accountant #1 : You know whose money this is? You know whose building this is?

    The Punisher : Howard Saint's.

    Accountant #2 : He's gonna fuck your life up.

    The Punisher : He already fucked my life up.

  • Frank Castle : Howard Saint. Howard Saint!

    [Saint stops fleeing] 

    Frank Castle : You took everything from me.

    Howard Saint : You killed my son.

    John Saint : [from inside the club]  NO...!

    [muffled explosion] 

    Frank Castle : Both of them.

  • Joan : What makes you any different from them?

    The Punisher : They have something to lose.

  • [Frank finds John Saimt, wedged underneath a fallen desk, with only one arm free. John desperately tries to reach his gun, Frank slides it away] 

    Frank Castle : You look like a strong kid. You must work out. Ever try isometrics? This antipersonnel mine weighs eight pounds. Not much, but try holding it with an outstretched arm.

    [He places the mine in John's hand, then ties its trigger to a rail overhead] 

    Frank Castle : Hell of a workout.

  • Frank Castle : [to Joan]  You were right. Good memories can save your life.

  • [the Punisher confronts Dante and Spoon at the bank] 

    The Punisher : Good business, murder? Does Saint pay you for each one, or does he get a group rate discount?

  • Spacker Dave : [to Castle after being tortured]  They tried to make me talk... I gave 'em nothing...

    Frank Castle : You don't know me. You don't owe me anything. I've brought you nothing but trouble. Why were you ready to die for me?

    Spacker Dave : Because you're one of us... you're family.

  • Joan : I know it's not Thanksgiving, but I'd like for us to say what we're thankful for. I'll start, I'm thankful to be alive, to have a job, and to be sober.

    Spacker Dave : Yeah, I'm thankful for my mom... getting out of jail, which is cool, and this girl who gave me her number, which is also cool.

    Bumpo : Thanks for leftovers, full. Thanks for Diet Pepsi, and thanks for good neighbors.

    [Awkward silence. Everyone looks at Frank, who has hurriedly cleaned his plate already] 

    Frank Castle : Thanks for dinner.

  • Bumpo : Mr. Castle... Frank?

    Frank Castle : I'm fine.

    [looks at the dead hit man by his feet] 

    Frank Castle : He's not.

    [keels over] 

  • Joan : I know what it's like. I know what it's like to make your memories go away. You can make new memories; good ones. Good memories can save your life.

    The Punisher : I'm not what you're lookin' for.

  • Bumpo : [after Frank has been in a fight]  He needs a hospital.

    Frank Castle : [bleeding]  No hospitals, no doctors.

    Spacker Dave : I know what he wants.

    [runs and grabs a full bottle of ferocious liquor] 

  • Jimmy Weeks : [toasting Castle]  To Frank Castle... the finest solider, the finest undercover cop, the finest man I've ever known. What am I gonna do without you?

    Frank Castle : Get a girlfriend.

  • Frank Castle : [during the popsicle interrogation]  You smell that, Mick? I'm burning off some of your fat.

  • Iraq Soldier : But these guys are terrorists!

    Frank Castle : They think the same thing about us.

  • Frank Castle : I'm not a betting man, Jimmy.

    Jimmy Weeks : I'll tell you who did it.

    Frank Castle : You did it.

    Jimmy Weeks : Saint did it!

    Frank Castle : No, you did it. You called the other day 'cause you're sick, you need my help. That's what friends are for, right? Well here I am, I'm here to help.

  • Jimmy Weeks : What are you gonna do?

    Frank Castle : I'm not gonna do anything.

    [tosses him a bullet] 

    Frank Castle : You are.

    Jimmy Weeks : Frank, I will...

    Frank Castle : Let's say goodbye like friends we were, huh? Not like animals.

  • The Punisher : [from trailer]  They murdered my family. They thought they murdered me. My actions are not vengeance. No, not vengeance. Punishment.

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