The Punisher (2017– )
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As the authorities close in, an exhausted but unbroken Frank vows to put an end to the war that has consumed his life.

Director:

Stephen Surjik

Writers:

Gerry Conway (based on the Marvel comics by), John Romita Sr. (based on the Marvel comics by) (as John Romita) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Bernthal ... Frank Castle / Punisher
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... David Lieberman / Micro
Ben Barnes ... Billy Russo
Amber Rose Revah ... Dinah Madani
Jason R. Moore ... Curtis Hoyle
Jaime Ray Newman ... Sarah Lieberman
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Marion James
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Farah Madani
Tony Plana ... Rafael Hernandez
Houshang Touzie ... Dr. Hamid Madani
Ripley Sobo ... Leo Lieberman
Kobi Frumer ... Zach Lieberman
Kelli Barrett ... Maria Castle
Aidan Pierce Brennan ... Frank Castle Jr.
Nicolette Pierini ... Lisa Castle
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Storyline

As the authorities close in, an exhausted but unbroken Frank vows to put an end to the war that has consumed his life.

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Farah Madani and Dr. Hamid Madani are played by real life wife and husband, Shohreh Aghdasloo and Houshang Touzie, respectively. See more »

Goofs

Dinah Madani works for The Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However the badge she wears is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) badge and is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[Frank scars Russo's face and breaks his arm]
Billy Russo: Kill me.
Frank Castle: I'm not gonna let you die today.
Billy Russo: Please...
Frank Castle: Dying's easy. You're gonna learn about pain.
[smashes him into the mirror several times]
Frank Castle: You're gonna learn about loss! Every morning, I look for 'em, Bill. I look for 'em... but then I remember. It's gonna be the same for you. When you look at your ugly, mangled face. You're gonna remember what you did. You're gonna remember, Bill! YOU'RE GONNA REMEMBER ME!
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Connections

References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Penthouse Pauper
(uncredited)
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Surprisingly faithful hard edged comic transfer to TV.
13 January 2019 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

Well done to Netflix et al.

After a bunch of botched job interpretations on screen in the film world, Netflix have taken The Punisher and given the whole story a welcome retelling. It worked.

Really worked! I read a bunch of The Punisher comics when I was much younger and always liked the dark take on the character, something different for a hero.

Our lead is perfect, and despite having a lower effects budget to work on, both our lead et al are given long story arcs in which to develop with great storyline.

It's violent and unapologetic for it, which is fine as that is what The Punisher is all about. In the comics he's a tortured soul and violence to execute justice is is way, whether you agree with his philosophy or not.

There was some obvious points, and some of the surprises were easily predicted before they happened, but really they could be passed over. Enjoyable and engrossing story, which really even the most stone hearted person could find something in.

Give it a try, and hopefully the second season will live up to the first. This has been my first series I've watched on Netflix, and with this good standard it won't be the last.


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