R | | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Two films both released in 2004, Punisher and Hellboy, were the first comic book antihero films based on specific books rather than original screenplays (Vol.1 of the Hellboy graphic novel "Seed of Destruction" is the loose plot of Hellboy and Punisher is loosely based on "Welcome Back Frank").
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 26 mins) While being chased by a truckful of bad guys, the boat attached to Castle's wife's rig bounces up and smashes the red truck's windshield. In the next shot, the windshield is intact.
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 (34 seconds) to secure a "Not under 18" rating from the FSK. The uncut version is available on Blu-ray/DVD and has no FSK rating but a SPIO/JK approval.
$14,000,000 18 April 2004