Punisher: War Zone
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Punisher: War Zone

Year:
Duration:
103 min
Genres:
Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6
Director:
Lexi Alexander
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-12-05
Filming Locations: Québec, Canada
Earnings
Budget: $35,000,000
Opening Weekend: $4,271,451 (USA) (7 December 2008)
Gross: $7,948,159 (USA) (21 December 2008)
Cast
Actor
Character
Ray Stevenson
Ray Stevenson
Punisher: War Zone
Dominic West
Billy
Doug Hutchison
Loony Bin Jim
Colin Salmon
Paul Budiansky
Wayne Knight
Micro
Dash Mihok
Martin Soap
Julie Benz
Angela
Stephanie Janusauskas
Grace
Mark Camacho
Pittsy
Romano Orzari
Nicky
Keram Malicki-Sánchez
Ink
Larry Day
Agent Miller
Ron Lea
Captain Ross
Tony Calabretta
Saffiotti
T.J. Storm
Maginty
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio
Carlos
David Vadim
Cristu Bulat
John Dunn-Hill
Cesare
Niko Nikolov
Pompiliu
Aubert Pallascio
Tiberiu
Francis B. Goldberg
Mrs. Gordlock
Pat Fry
Asylum Orderly
Robert Harrop
Priest
Linda Smith
Mrs. Cesare
Lynne De Bel
Micro's Mother
Bill Hall
TV News Reporter
Matt Holland
EMT
Bjanka Murgel
Arm Candy
Brent Skagford
Waiter
James Murray
Bodyguard #2
Cas Anvar
Plastic Surgeon
Ethan Gould
Schoolboy
Mike Paterson
Motel Manager
Kane Chan
Banger #1
Steven P. Park
Banger #2
Edward Yankie
Father Mike
Tracy Jerome Phillips
Harlem Gangleader
Giovanni Cipolla
Wiseguy
Andrew Farmer
Guard
Jean-Loup Yale
Mugger
Miro Bedard
Frank's Son
Edouard Keller
Thug
Marco Desjean
Alpha Dog
Lise Sita
Nicki's Mom
Nick Sita
Nicki's Dad
Oleg Popkov
Old Man
Eric Dauphin
Cesare Wiseguy
Stéphane Byl
FBI Van Agent
Jon Barton
Ice Team Leader
Did you know?
Trivia
The film's color palette is designed to mirror that of the comics. This is achieved by only using three lead colors on screen at any one time.
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The glass in the crushing device that Jigsaw falls into was actually plastic.
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The scene where Jigsaw and Loony bin Jim are recruiting the separate gangs in New York was inspired by a US military recruitment seminar that director Lexi Alexander viewed. She included it in the film as a satire of just how ridiculous these recruiters were.
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Goofs
This movie is a reboot and not a sequel to The Punisher, so any differences between the two movies are not necessarily continuity errors.
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The slide show Det. Martin Soap shows to Agent Budiansky includes a picture of Frank Castle wearing a United States Marine Corps Dress Blue uniform with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, but in the next slide his rank is listed as Captain.
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When the Punisher is walking down a flight of stairs to the subway, the sign behind him reads '13th Street and 5th Avenue.' There is no subway station on 13th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City.
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Quotes
Frank Castle: Let me put you out of my misery.
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Jigsaw: On three. One... two...
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Grace: Mommy!
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Faq
Q
What is the song in the trailer?
A
"Days of Revenge" by Ramallah
Q
Is "Punisher: War Zone" a sequel to "The Punisher"?
A
Q
Which characters from the comics appear?
A
Aside from Frank Castle (The Punisher) the film incorporates some characters from the comic's many incarnations.Jigsaw - Billy Russo (Russoti in the film) considered to be The Punisher's archenemy, is laregly unchanged. He is a mutilated madman obsessed with the Punisher. In the comic he was frequently depicted with a comically overstated eye. This was removed for the film, but as a tribute, one of his eyes is similarly disfigured.Detective Soap - While retaining the "loser" qualities of the character, the film deletes much of his backstory and his complex relationship with Frank. The movie assumes that he has been working with Frank from the beginning and that he isn't quite as inept as his comic counterpart.Microchip - In the comic he provided Frank with intel on his targets due to the fact that he went through a similar crisis. He worked with the Punisher for many years before they had a falling out. The film version of the character is little more than an armorer and it's assumed that he's helping the punisher to aid his dying mother.Pittsy and Ink - In the comic they were a duo of mob enforcers who were equally anti-social and psychopathic. The film changes them to more standard "goodfellas" and it's implied that they are father and son.Paul Budiansky-From Widowmaker, though changed from a hero NYPD detective to a coke head FBI agent.Cristu and Tiberiu Bulat-From The Slavers, human traffickers from the Balkans, war criminals and probably the most ill fated of the Punisher's enemies. However in the movie they're typical Russian mobsters. Much like what they did to Pittsy and Ink.Cesare Gaetano-A name change from Messimo Cesare who is killed right off the bat in In the Beginning. The killing of the character starts a series of large problems for The Punisher.Maginty-From Kitchen Irish, a great character cut down to a barely visible supporting role. His death in the film was originally used in In the Beginning in an attempt to kill Pittsy, though it failed miserably.
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Photos from cast
Ray Stevenson