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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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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)

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Netflix)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Brett Mahoney (Royce Johnson) third appearance in Netflix Marvel. Previously seen in Daredevil and Jessica Jones. 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 »

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Lewis Wilson: Sic semper tyrannis.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Welcome back, Frank.
3 December 2017 | by woodgatejack-sfrSee all my reviews

I had reservations when I heard that they were going to do a series of The Punisher. In my opinion, he can be a pretty one-note character:- Find the bad guys, kill them in a variety of gruesome ways, and repeat. Not only that, but I find he works best when he guest-stars in another characters comic or TV show, either to have is askew morality and brutal methods go against those of heroes like Spider-man, Captain America or, as was the case with the Netflix series in which this incarnation of Frank Castle debuted, Daredevil. Otherwise, just for the effect of "OMG, The Punisher's turned up! It's just got real!" Not only that, but after recent events, how well would I warm to a series that could potentially glorify gun violence.

However, I was pleasantly surprised by Netflix's The Punisher. This incarnation gave us a version of the character that was nuanced, without feeling the character had been (too) diluted.

The story also deals with the political questions that may be raised by such a character and doesn't shy away from the issue, but at the same time doesn't offer simple moral solutions or preaching.

Some fans may be unhappy that every episode isn't just Frank killing bad guys in inventive ways. I'm of the opinion that less is more and when the violence does come into play it's all the more effective because of it.


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