-Filmed in Sydney, Australia
-Tells the story of Frank Castle, a cop who became the Punisher after his family was wiped out in a mob hit
-Was rebooted in 2004 and in 2008 with The Punisher: War Zone
Did You Know?
-The police cars used in the movie were Australian Valiant cars that were converted to left hand drive.
-Dolph Lundgren did most of his own stunts
-Frank Castle(Dolph Lundgren) is the city's most wanted and mysterious vigilante. He is known as simply "The Punisher". He has murdered over 125 people in 5 years. He is an ex-police officer whose family was killed in a mob hit. He lives in the sewers, planning a one man war against organized crime, with his only friend being an old alcoholic named Shake(Barry Otto). Castle, legally declared dead, is back to strike from the grave. He kills mobsters where he can find them. Because he has begun killing mobsters, Mafia families have weakened, forcing one of the leaders, named Gianni Franco(Jeroen Krabbe) to take control. And now this has gained the attention of the Yakuza(Japanese Mafia), which is Asia's most powerful crime syndicate. They are led by Lady Tanaka(Kim Miyori). Now that the Mafia is out of the picture, the Yakuza decide to take over the Mafia's businesses. In order to get the Mafia to bend to their will, the Yakuza gangsters take the children of the mobsters to hold for ransom