The Punisher

The Punisher (1989)

If society won't punish the guilty, he will.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1989-10-05
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 566 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New World Pictures
  • Production Country: Australia, United States of America, Hong Kong
  • Director: Mark Goldblatt
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The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. His ex-partner believes Castle survived the blast and became the Punisher, living in the sewers and exacting vigilante violence against mob bosses throughout the city. When the populace is caught in the midst of a gang war that he caused, Castle must again emerge from the shadows and save the innocent.

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  • Dolph Lundgren

    as Frank Castle / The Punisher
  • Louis Gossett Jr.

    as Jake Berkowitz
  • Jeroen Krabbé

    as Gianni Franco
  • Kim Miyori

    as Lady Tanaka
  • Bryan Marshall

    as Dino Moretti
  • Nancy Everhard

    as Sam Leary
  • Barry Otto

    as Shake
  • Brian Rooney

    as Tommy Franco
  • Zoshka Mizak

    as Tanaka's Daughter
  • Kenji Yamaki

    as Sato
  • Hirofumi Kanayama

    as Tomio
  • Larry McCormick

    as TV Newsreader
  • Todd Boyce

    as Terrone
  • Lani John Tupu

    as Laccone
  • Gianfranco Negroponte

    as Musso
  • Christian Manon

    as French Leader
  • Brooke Anderson

    as Annie Castle
  • John Samaha

    as Elevator Repairman
  • Donal Gibson

    as Bill
  • Ken Wayne

    as Bartender
  • Roslyn Gentle

    as Reporter
  • Aku Kadogo

    as Reporter
  • Char Fontane

    as Laurie Silver
  • Richard Carter

    as Cop
  • May Lloyd

    as Julie Castle
  • Colin Handley

    as Mafia Man
  • Chris Hession

    as Bus Driver
  • Jade Gatt

    as Young Tommy (uncredited)
  • Tokujun Ishi

    as Yakuza (uncredited)
  • Shirley Wallace

    as Housemaid (uncredited)
Directing Mark Goldblatt Director
Writing Boaz Yakin Writer
Production Robert Mark Kamen Producer
Camera Ian Baker Director of Photography
Sound Dennis Dreith Music
Costume & Make-Up Norma Moriceau Costume Design
Art Norma Moriceau Production Design
Production Melissa Skoff Casting
Art Peta Lawson Art Direction
Editing Tim Wellburn Editor
Production Robert Guralnick Executive Producer
Production Barry Bernardi Executive Producer
Production Su Armstrong Co-Producer
Production Simon Heath Associate Producer
Production Mace Neufeld Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Cassie Hanlon Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sherry Hubbard Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Brian Bertram Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joan Petch Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Vivien Mepham Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jan Zeigenbein Hairstylist
Sound David Lee Sound
Visual Effects Roger Cowland Visual Effects
Crew Spike Cherrie Stunt Double
Crew Zev Eleftheriou Stunts
Crew Zenda Graves Stunts