Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh
Writing credits: Jonathan Hensleigh, Michael France
Movie Genre: Action/Thriller
Running Time: 124 minutes
The Punisher is a 2004 feature film based on the Marvel Comics character, and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh.
FBI special agent Frank Castle is on his final assignment, after which he plans to retire and live happily ever after with his wife, Maria, and their young son.
But his last assignment goes horribly wrong: A sting operation to nab a contraband firearms dealer results in the unintended death of Bobby Saint, the son of Tampa Bay crime syndicate boss Howard Saint.
The grieving Saint and his lovely wife Livia want the man responsible for their son's death to pay and use their underworld ties to carry out a massacre at a Castle family reunion.
But unbeknownst to the Saints, Frank survives the carnage and launches a mission of blood vengeance.
Sporting a black T-shirt printed with a white skull given to him by his son (to supposedly ward off evil spirits), Frank becomes The Punisher, with only one goal: to destroy Howard Saint and everything he stands for.
Tagline: This Is Not Revenge. It's Punishment!