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The Punisher is a american film of genre Drama directed by Jonathan Hensleigh released in USA on 16 april 2004 with Thomas Jane

The Punisher (2004)

The Punisher
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Released in USA 16 april 2004
Length 2h4
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Action,    Adventure,    Crime
Rating63% 3.1987453.1987453.1987453.1987453.198745

The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John Travolta as the villain Howard Saint, a money launderer who orders the death of Castle's entire family.

The story and plot were mainly based on two Punisher comic book stories; The Punisher: Year One and Welcome Back, Frank along with scenes from other Punisher stories such as Marvel Preview Presents: The Punisher #2, Marvel Super Action Featuring: The Punisher #1, The Punisher War Zone, and The Punisher War Journal.

The Punisher was shot on location in Tampa, Florida, and surrounding environs in mid- to late 2003. It was distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment in North America, although Artisan Entertainment, which produced a 1989 film adaptation of The Punisher, financed and co-distributed the film with eventual Artisan owner Lionsgate, while Columbia Pictures distributed the film in non-North American countries. Screenwriter Jonathan Hensleigh agreed to helm the film during its development stage despite a dispute with Marvel Studios, marking his directorial debut.

The film was released on April 16, 2004, by Lions Gate Entertainment, grossing $13,834,527 in the United States over its opening weekend. Marvel Comics and Lionsgate began development on a sequel, The Punisher 2, which instead became the reboot Punisher: War Zone after Jane and Hensleigh left the project due to creative differences. This was the last film produced by Artisan Entertainment.

Synopsis

When Bobby Saint (James Carpinello) and Mickey Duka (Eddie Jemison) meet with European arms dealer Otto Krieg at the Tampa, Florida seaport, the FBI intervenes and Saint is killed while Duka is jailed. "Krieg", supposedly killed in the shootout, is actually undercover FBI agent and former U.S. Army Delta Force operator Frank Castle (Thomas Jane). Shortly thereafter, he retires from the FBI and attends a family reunion at his father's (Roy Scheider) oceanside home in Aguadilla Bay, Puerto Rico. Tampa crime boss Howard Saint (John Travolta) is enraged by the death of his son, and with right-hand man Quentin Glass (Will Patton) bribes the FBI for confidential information about "Krieg". Saint orders Castle murdered, and Saint's wife, Livia (Laura Harring), demands Castle's entire family be killed as well to "settle the score.

Actors

Thomas Jane

(Frank Castle / The Punisher)
John Travolta

(Howard Saint)
Will Patton

(Quentin Glass)
Roy Scheider

(Frank Castle, Sr.)
Laura Harring

(Livia Saint)
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Marvel Comics films

Captain America (1944) The Amazing Spider-Man (1977) The Amazing Spider-Man (1978) Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1981) Howard the Duck (1986) The Punisher (1989) Captain America (1990) The Fantastic Four (1994) Men in Black (1997) Blade (1998) X-Men (2000) Men in Black II (2002) Spider-Man (2002) Blade II (2002) Hulk (2003) X2 (2003) Daredevil (2003) Spider-Man 2 (2004) The Punisher (2004) Blade: Trinity (2004) Elektra (2005) Man-Thing (2005) Fantastic Four (2005) Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (2006) Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (2006) Doctor Strange (2007) Ghost Rider (2007) The Invincible Iron Man (2007) Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Spider-Man 3 (2007) The Incredible Hulk (2008) Iron Man (2008) Punisher: War Zone (2008) X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Hulk vs. Wolverine (2009) Kick-Ass (2010) Planet Hulk (2010) Iron Man 2 (2010) X-Men: First Class (2011) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant (2011) Thor (2011) Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011) Men in Black 3 (2012) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) The Avengers (2012) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 (2012) Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (2013) Thor: The Dark World (2013) The Wolverine (2013) Iron Man 3 (2013) Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Big Hero 6 (2014) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014) Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Fantastic Four (2015) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Ant-Man (2015) Deadpool (2016) Doctor Strange (2016) Captain America: Civil War (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Logan (2017) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Deadpool 2 (2018) Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Venom (2018) Black Panther (2018) Dark Phoenix (2019) Men in Black: International (2019) Avengers: Endgame (2019) Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) Captain Marvel (2019) The New Mutants (2020) The King's Man (2021) Black Widow (2021) Eternals (2021) Morbius (2022)

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