Marvel Comics' vigilante character The Punisher gets another big-screen outing in this third film incarnation of the character, this time from Green Street Hooligans director Lexi Alexander. Fueled by revenge and aided by his trusted weapons expert, Microchip (Wayne Knight), vigilante Frank Castle (Rome's Ray Stevenson) turns the New York City streets red with blood as he takes down each and every member of the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his wife and two kids. As the law-appointed "Punisher Task Force" closes in on him, the antihero does battle with Billy Russoti (Dominic West), aka Jigsaw, a nickname given by him to reflect the disfigurement handed to him by Castle. With the help of his psychotic brother, Loony Bin Jim (Doug Hutchison), Jigsaw recruits the criminals of the city to band together to bring down The Punisher, using the wife (played by Dexter's Julie Benz) and daughter of a slayed FBI agent as bait. Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and Nick Santora provide the screenplay for the Lionsgate release.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Crime and Mystery,Drama
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/05/2008
- DVD Release Date: 03/17/2009
- Distributor(s): Lionsgate
- Themes: Disfigured Criminals,Out For Revenge,Vigilantes,Lone Wolves
- Tone: Gritty,Rousing,Visceral,Stylized,Outrageous,Gruesome
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), Mafia, death-in-family, family-tragedy, organized-crime, weapons, widow/widower
- Country of Origin: USA (12-05-2008)
- Language: English