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USA: Lions Gate Films
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Tom Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Roy Scheider, Laura Harring, Ben Foster, Samantha Mathis, James Carpinello, Russell Andrews, Eddie Jemison, John Pinette, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Mark Collie, Eduardo Yanez, Omar Avido, Kevin Nash, Jeff Chase, Russ Comegys, Hatcher Flaschen, Marcus Johns, Alan Lilly, Nick Loren, Terry Loughlin, Marc Macaulay, Tom Nowicki, Yamil Piedra, Brett Rice, Marco St John,Antoni Corone, Rick Elmhurst, Michael Francis, William Hasenzahl, Bonnie Johnson, Veryl Jones, Carleth Keys, Terry Loughlin, Jim Meskimen, Robin O'Dell, Steve Raulerson, Hank Stone, Sonny Surowiec, Jack Swanson, Josh Thomas
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
USA & UK: 124 mins
USA Rated: R for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong and sadistic violence
USA Release Date: 16 April 2004
UK Release Date: 24 September 2004
Marvel's unstoppable vigilante THE PUNISHER hits the screen in a new action thriller that introduces a comic book hero unlike any other. THE PUNISHER brings to the screen one of Marvel's top-selling solo comic books and a marquee character whose popularity parallels that of Marvel stars X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four.
The Punisher walks through the world we all know, a world darkened by war, crime, cruelty, and injustice. He has no superpowers to battle the evil he sees - only his fierce intelligence, his years of combat experience and, above all, his iron determination to avenge those wronged by society's villains.
The Punisher marks the directorial debut of Jonathan Hensleigh, renowned screenwriter of genre blockbusters THE ROCK, ARMAGEDDON and DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE. Thomas Jane (DREAMCATCHER, 61*, DEEP BLUE SEA) stars as Frank Castle, the Punisher, squaring off against superstar John Travolta (PULP FICTION, FACE/OFF) as the story's formidable villain. Co-starring are Rebecca Romijn Stamos (X-MEN, X-2: X-MEN UNITED) as a woman climbing back from a troubled past, Laura Harring (MULHOLLAND DRIVE) as Travolta's vengeful wife, and Samantha Mathis (AMERICAN PSYCHO) as Castle's wife. The film will be produced by Marvel Studios' CEO Avi Arad (THE HULK, SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (THE HULK, ALIENS, TERMINATOR2).