The Punisher (1989 Version)
Synopsis: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in the searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner (Louis Gossett, Jr.) believes Castel survived the blast to become The Punisher... a shadowy, invincible fighter against evil who lives for total revenge on his mob enemies.
Lashing out form a labyrinth of subterranean sewers, The Punisher leads a heavily armed raid into a world of brutal crime and savage retribution. A world where only one thing is certain... the guilty will be punished.
Run Time: 93 Minutes (Two-Disk Special Edition)
Director: Mark Goldblatt
Dvd Extra's: Trailer, Cast and Crew, Production Notes.
Hidden Features: None
Nudity Factor: Dolph Lundgren meditates in the nude. Private club has a few topless women and even more women not wearing much.
Of Note: All of the fight sequences were improvised by the actors to give the fights a sense of realism.
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To start with you have to overlook the 1989 special effects because they are just that if not a little bit worse. The Punisher is represented by Dolph Lundgren, rides a motorcycle, and lives in the sewer. He has a drunk down on his luck actor that helps him but the part did not fit real well. Dolph Lundgren really did not impress me in this movie. One scene he is running and it looked like it was the first time he ran before. He did not move like he would if he was well trained in the special forces. They also left out of the story how a guy on the run, hiding in sewers has an endless supply of firearms. Overall donít get this movie unless you want a little nostalgia on 80ís style movie making or you love The Punisher character enough to take a little visual punishment.