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Puncture (2011)

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A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Directors:

Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen

Writers:

Paul Danziger (story), Chris Lopata | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Mike Weiss
Mark Kassen ... Paul Danziger
Marshall Bell ... Jeffrey Dancort
Brett Cullen ... Nathaniel Price
Jesse L. Martin ... Daryl King
Vinessa Shaw ... Nurse Vicky Rogers
Roxanna Hope Radja ... Sylvia (as Roxanna Hope)
Michael Biehn ... Red
Kate Burton ... Senator O'Reilly
Erinn Allison ... Kim Danziger
Tess Parker Tess Parker ... Jaime Weiss
Justin Anderson Justin Anderson ... Skateboard Kid
Jack Lee ... Mr. Clean
Brittney Karbowski ... Suzie / Blonde Student
Mark Lanier ... Mark Lanier
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Storyline

Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Madman. Genius. Playboy. Friend. Fool. Lawyer. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 March 2012 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Retractable See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,175, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$68,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,700
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of Chris Evans' real tattoos can be seen on this film among a few others that were custom made for his character See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 1998, but when Weiss is talking to different people in the materials department, one of them has a black Dell LCD monitor which wasn't available until the mid-2000s. See more »

Quotes

Mike Weiss: I'm just a personal injury lawyer. Not exactly the best way to go around saving people's lives.
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Connections

References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Balloon Strategies
Written by Ryan Ross Smith
Performed by A Million Billion
Published by Ryan Smith Music (BMI)
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A courtroom drama with no courtroom and no drama.
11 November 2011 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

Described by Sky Movies as a thrilling courtroom drama , all i can think is that person who does the film descriptions for Sky ,can't have watched this film. Puncture has everything going for it. It has a Good cast and potentially a good story but directors Adam and Mark Kassen have made a real pigs ear of this one.

This is the story of Mike Weiss , a talented lawyer , who with his partner , chose to take on the might of the drug companies and hospital administrators to get them to use a syringe that will save thousands of lives. The trouble is , Mike Weiss is partial to using needles himself as he has a bad drug habit.

The Mistake they made with this film is they concentrated too much on Weiss and not enough on the battle with pharmaceutical companies. The film builds up the story to the point of an exciting court case then It just ends Finish,. No court case .Just a lazy bit of on screen information at the end describing what happened. It's as if the money ran out and the directors and cast just walked away.

Puncture is a big disappointment and it's no surprise this was tucked away on a movie channel and not on the cinema.


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