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The Punisher 

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After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

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Steve Lightfoot
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Frank, Pilgrim, Madani, Russo, Amy, Curt and the Schultz family. No bullet is left unspent as season two comes to an explosive conclusion.


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Top Rated TV #124 | Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jon Bernthal ...  Frank Castle / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Amber Rose Revah ...  Dinah Madani 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Ben Barnes ...  Billy Russo 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Jason R. Moore ...  Curtis Hoyle 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ...  David Lieberman / ... 12 episodes, 2017
Floriana Lima ...  Krista Dumont 12 episodes, 2019
Josh Stewart ...  John Pilgrim 11 episodes, 2019
Giorgia Whigham ...  Amy Bendix / ... 11 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone. Written by ahmetkozan

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The truth must be taken.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marvel's The Punisher See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (Entire season 1)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Netflix)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Punisher made his first appearance in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man # 129 in February 1974. He was originally going to be a minor second string character due to his penchant for killing, but due to his popularity, he became a more prominent figure in the larger Marvel Universe. See more »

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In every scene in the tent in Afghanistan, the flag is hanging backwards. When hanging, the stars should always be in the top, left corner. See more »

Quotes

Frank Castle: One Batch, Two Batch, Penny and Dime.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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close to perfect
9 February 2018 | by Bennett_89See all my reviews

I can't believe the amount of negative reviews on here. The same people moaning that this is slow and boring are the same people that would moan if there was no character building or if there was a lack of storyline or decent plot.

Shows can't just go in all guns-blazing with no context. It wouldn't make sense! even if the show is about a vigilante hell bent on taking down everyone that has ever done him wrong or crossed him in any way. I actually have read reviews from others saying it is boring and they gave up after a couple of episodes! how can you judge a show on a couple of episodes? not even giving it a chance to develop and I feel sorry these people. If they don't give shows more of a chance and judge that early in then they're going to miss out on a lot of epic scenes and lots of fantastic finales (trust me when I say that The Punisher provides one epic finale). even if you are in agreement with others and feel The Punisher is a little slow to start I would urge you to carry on as the rewards are huge!

But I digress. The main reason I wanted to write this review was to say that I feel they got the casting of the Frank Castle spot on, Jon Bernthal plays the role extremely well. You can see the pain in his eyes, he brings out all the emotions associated with the Castle/the punisher. He is a man that will stop at nothing to take down the men that have done him wrong, he has nothing to lose and doesn't care if his actions result in his demise. I loved him when he appeared in Daredevil which meant i couldn't wait for this series to hit Netflix. There is one scene in particular in Daredevil where Bernthal's acting blew me away, he really did make you understand what he felt, which isn't easy considering he is portraying a man who has lost everything he has and lives only for revenge. Going back to this and Bernthal's own screen chemistry with ally David Leiberman (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) is really great. They share some great scenes together and even provide some comedic moments. Ultimately though it is a raw, brutal series. There is some brilliant bits of gore as well, especially in the last 2 episodes of the season, with some incredibly intense scenes. overall it doesn't hold back, I would say it is very much in the same mould Marvel's other Netflix series. For me Daredevil and The Punisher are far superior to the other Marvel options available with Jessica Jones coming in 3rd.


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