| Action, Crime, Drama
When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.
The movie was released theatrically worldwide, except in the United States, due to New World Pictures' sale to Andrews Group, which was not interested in theatrical distribution. Is was also banned in Sweden due to censorship (it would come out later on video). It did have a U.S. 35mm screening on July 8, 1990 at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction (on a triple bill with The Flash (1990) and The Guyver (1991)) and then on October 18, 2008 at the Escapism Film Festival, Durham, North Carolina, where Director Mark Goldblatt brought his own 35mm print (as well as the "I Must Break You" Dolph Lundgren Fest April 18, 2009 at the Los Angeles New Beverly).
Hello, Frank. How have you been?
Frank Castle: Busy.
Jake: I know. I've heard about the charge of the body count. What the hell happened Frank?
Frank Castle: Frank is dead! Alright?
Jake: I see. So, you decided that everybody else had to be dead too, is that it?
Frank Castle: No. If you're guilty, you're ...
(at around 27 mins) Punisher's sidekick misquotes Macbeth when entering the sewers. He says "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble" when any thespian will know the correct line from MacBeth begins "Double, double...".
The Finnish video version is cut by 11 minutes.