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The Punisher is the vigilante alter ego of Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson), a former member of the FBI. In War Zone, the man who will commit any atrocity in the name of fighting crime takes down a group of thugs. In the process he accidentally kills an undercover agent and angers a gangster (Dominic West) who is determined to get revenge.

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use.

Punisher - War Zone

Release Date: 5 December 2008

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Synopsis:

The Punisher is the vigilante alter ego of Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson), a former member of the FBI. In War Zone, the man who will commit any atrocity in the name of fighting crime takes down a group of thugs. In the process he accidentally kills an undercover agent and angers a gangster (Dominic West) who is determined to get revenge.

Director: Lexi Alexander

Cast: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz.

Content Information:

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Brief visually explicit portrayals of violence.

- Pervasive portrayals of graphic violence, including shootings, stabbings, decapitation, dismemberment, mutilated corpses and torture.

- Frequent disturbing scenes including gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references.

Language:

-Very frequent coarse language, including blasphemy and derogatory references to race.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depictions of drug use and substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

Of Special Note:

Punisher: War Zone is based on a comic strip. Other comic book heroes whose stories have been adapted to the silver screen include Iron Man, Superman, Spider-man and Batman.

Home Video Notes: Punisher: War Zone releases to the home video market on March 17, 2009.