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Quote1.png Justice with a vengeance. Quote2.png


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Supporting Characters:


  • Gianni Franco (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Lady Tanaka (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Dino Moretti (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Tanaka (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Sato (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Tomio (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Tommy Franco (Only appearance)[1]
  • Shake (Only appearance)[1]
  • Terrone (Only appearance)[1]

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Quote1.png Come on god, answer me. for years I'm asking why, why are the innocent dead and the guilty alive? Where is justice? Where is punishment? Or have you already answered, have you already said to the world here is justice, here is punishment, here, in me. Quote2.png
--Frank Castle



Punisher (1989 film) Trailer


  • Additional taglines were:
    • If you're innocent, he's just the protection you want...and all the protection you need. But if you're guilty, he gives no warning...and shows no mercy.
    • If society won't punish the guilty, he will.
    • Judge. Jury. Executioner. All in a day's work.
    • The guilty will be punished
  • The Punisher was partially well received by fans and critics, scoring a 28% at Rotten Tomatoes,[2] a reviewing movie site.
  • The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Hardcover Vol 4 officially named the world the movie's events take place in as Earth-58627.
  • The film was adapted into a comic, Punisher Movie Special #1, in 1990.


  • Released as Direct-to-video in US and some non-US, and some outside US as theatrical release.
  • One of the biggest complaints of this movie was that Frank Castle did not wear his trademark skull shirt.[citation needed] Rather, he used daggers with a tiny skull on the pommel.

See Also

Links and References


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. The Punisher (1989 film) at Rotten Tomatoes
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