The Punisher (1990)

Saturday, February 4
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1hr 29mins // directed by:Mark Goldblatt // featuring:Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Kim Miyori // 35mm

When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as The Punisher.

Inspired by the infamous Marvel Comic Book anti-hero, The Punisher is a dark and brooding action packed trip into the violent underworld of crime. When respected police officer Frank Castle (action superstar Dolph Lundgren, Rocky IV, The Expendables) suddenly loses his family to a vicious mob attack, he withdraws from public life and becomes a man filled with hate. Driven into the shadows, fuelled by vengeance, he takes to the city's underground armed to the hilt with an arsenal of deadly weapons to track down and punish those who killed his family. With the Japanese Yakuza in the mix and a vicious battle against child slave traders, The Punisher sets out to clean up the streets the only way he knows how.

Print courtesy of the Mark Goldblatt Collection at the Academy Film Archive.