R | | Action, Adventure, Crime
An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.
Five identical Pontiac GTOs were built (two were completely destroyed) for the movie. This muscle car was chosen in order to distance the film from the earlier Australian version of The Punisher (1989) (in which action star Dolph Lundgren rode a motorcycle).
So I'm gonna get a three-to-one return on my money?
Micky Duka: Otto is the real deal. I met him at a hash bar in Amsterdam. He speaks Russian, German, Arabic...
(at around 1h 13 mins) After Frank has dinner with Joan, there is shot of Frank walking toward the window. The shot changes to Joan's perspective, and we see Frank looking up towards the curtains. In the next shot (directly after) there is a close up of Frank's face and he is no longer looking up, he is looking out the window.
The Marvel Comics logo features comic-book images of the Punisher in its pages; after it fully forms, it is shot three times and "bleeds" white paint which forms the Punisher's skull, and the film's title.
German theatrical version was cut rather sloppily for violence (ca. 1,5 min.) to secure a "Not under 18" rating from the FSK. The uncut version is available on DVD and has no FSK rating but a JK/SPIO approval.
$13,834,527 (USA) (18 April 2004)
$33,682,273 (USA) (4 July 2004)
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