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The Punisher Details

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This is an adaptation of a popular, violent Marvel Comics series about a character who's a frontier-style vigilante in modern-day urban America. Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, once a crusading police officer whose family was murdered by a car bomb planted by the Mob. Believed to be killed in the explosion, Castle has gone underground, building a subterranean lair in the sewer system and vengefully assassinating various criminals, wracking up an impressive body count of 125 slain in five years. Castle's former partner, Jake Berkowitz (Louis Gossett, Jr.) rightly suspects that he knows the true identity of the motorcycle-riding avenger dubbed "the Punisher." Meanwhile, Castle's bloody campaign has had the intended effect of weakening organized crime, creating an opportunity to consolidate power for the ambitious Gianni Franco (Jeroen Krabbe), the man responsible for the Castle family hit. Sensing an opportunity to muscle in on new lucrative turf, foreign competitors threaten Franco's empire. When the Japanese yakuza has the crime boss' innocent son kidnapped, Castle finds himself in the ironic position of helping a man he'd like to kill. Filmed in Australia, this low-budget action thriller did not get a theatrical release in the U.S., instead going directly to video. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast

Dolph Lundgren
as Frank Castle/The Punisher
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Jake Berkowitz
Jeroen Krabbé
as Gianni Franco
Kim Miyori
as Lady Tanaka
Bryan Marshall
as Dino Moretti
Nancy Everhard
as Sam Leary
Barry Otto
as Shake
Zoshka Mizak
as Tanaka's Daughter
Todd Boyce
as Tarrone
David Arnett
as Joe
Carlo Bianchino
as 2nd Courier
David Bracks
as 1st Courier
Char Fontaine
as Laurie Silvers
Jade Gatt
as Young Tommy
Roslyn Gentle
as Reporter
Aku Kadogo
as Reporter
Hirofumi Kanayama
as Tomio
Stephen Leader
as Flasher
Faith Martin
David Burton Morris
as Man in Bar
Emily Nicol
as Amelia
Fotis Pelekis
as Mario
Ira Siedenstein
as Chemist
Robert Simper
as Donny
Melissa Skoff
Larney Tupu
as Laccone
Kenji Yamaki
as Sato
Larry McCormick
as TV Newsreader
John Negroponte
as Musso
Noga Bernstein
as Ginny
Emma Soloman
as Ginny's Friend
Courtney Keiler
as Sophie
Cathy Stirk
as Caterina
Dominic Baudish
as Dominic
James Klein
as Nicholas
Christian Manon
as French Leader
Colin Leong
as Cutter Captain
Brian McDermott
as O'Banion
May Lloyd
as Julie Castle
Lois Larimore
as Nanny
Harry Weiss
as Maitre D'
John Samaha
as Elevator Repairman
John Raaen
as Joey
Lawrence Woodward
as Mickey
Tom Coltraine
as Peeing Man
Donal Gibson
as Bill
Al Gockimen
as Hood
Colin Handley
as Mafia Man
Isao Hirata
as Ito
Ken Wayne
as Bartender
Maurice Brimo
as Reporter
Joanna Lambert
as Reporter
Arthur Sherman
as Drunk
Chris Hession
as Bus Driver
Ric Carter
as Cop
Brian McDermott
as O'Banion
Lawrence Woodward
as Mickey
David Arnett
as Joe
Arthur Sherman
as Drunk
Emily Nicol
as Amelia
Stephen Leader
as Flasher
Joanna Lambert
as Reporter
Char Fontaine
as Laurie Silvers
Chris Hession
as Bus Driver
Christian Manon
as French Leader
John Raaen
as Joey
Larney Tupu
as Laccone
John Negroponte
as Musso
Robert Simper
as Donny
Aku Kadogo
as Reporter
James Klein
as Nicholas
Al Gockimen
as Hood
Noga Bernstein
as Ginny
Jade Gatt
as Young Tommy
Ira Siedenstein
as Chemist
David Bracks
as 1st Courier
Hirofumi Kanayama
as Tomio
Maurice Brimo
as Reporter
Lois Larimore
as Nanny
Harry Weiss
as Maitre D'
Ken Wayne
as Bartender
Dominic Baudish
as Dominic
David Burton Morris
as Man in Bar
Colin Leong
as Cutter Captain
Colin Handley
as Mafia Man
Cathy Stirk
as Caterina
Larry McCormick
as TV Newsreader
Carlo Bianchino
as 2nd Courier
Isao Hirata
as Ito
Courtney Keiler
as Sophie
John Samaha
as Elevator Repairman
Donal Gibson
as Bill
May Lloyd
as Julie Castle
Fotis Pelekis
as Mario
Roslyn Gentle
as Reporter
Emma Soloman
as Ginny's Friend
Kenji Yamaki
as Sato
Tom Coltraine
as Peeing Man

Crew

Mark Goldblatt
Director
Robert Guralnick
Producer
Mace Neufeld
Producer
Robert Mark Kamen
Screenwriter
Boaz Yakin
Screenwriter
Ian Baker
Cinematographer
Dennis Dreith
Composer (Music Score)
Tim Wellburn
Editor
Stephanie Flack
Editor
Norma Moriceau
Production Designer
Peta Lawson
Art Director
Su Armstrong
Co-producer
Robert Mark Kamen
Co-producer
Norma Moriceau
Costume Designer
Stan Lee
Consultant/advisor
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