The Punisher

Continuity mistake: When Howard's men bail the guy out who was with Bobby Saint at the arms deal, they are beating him up in Saint's club. When Quentin says his line after grabbing the guy by the hair he sits back in his chair. In the wide shot his cigarette is under his hand and is about to take a puff, but in the following shot the cigarette is nowhere near his mouth and it is now in his fingers. (00:09:00)


Continuity mistake: When Frank's wife is driving away from Howard Saint's men, in one particular shot when she hits the red 4x4, out the back window there is grass on both sides, and a sand track/road, but in the next shot the landscape changes somewhat, and the the red 4x4 changes its distance. (Use slow motion or frame by frame.) (00:25:25)


Continuity mistake: When Castle's father is making a toast at the family reunion, his martini class spills slightly towards Frank Castle, causing Frank to flinch and laugh at his dad's drunkenness. However, the shot changes to a different angle and Frank is sitting down as if he never moved.

Continuity mistake: When the cops turn up at the firearms deal, someone says, "Your under arrest," and there are two to three cops. When Frank says his line, the camera cuts to an overhead shot and there are now 6 cops all grouped together standing only a few feet from Bobby, Frank and the others. (00:04:00)


Continuity mistake: After the Punisher has shot Howard Saint, he tosses down his pictures of Quinton, proving that his wife was never unfaithful. When he first tosses the pictures, at least one lands a few inches beyond Saint's head, and the rest all apart. But in the next shot, they are all together, in front of his eyes (and all facing the same general direction, conveniently).

Continuity mistake: When Harry Heck is taking out his guitar from its case, watch as he puts his cigarette between his ring and pinkie fingers, then watch as it appears back in his mouth and then back between his fingers without time to make the switch. (01:05:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the Punisher is pretending to burn the man with the torch and then lets him down, in one shot the popsicle stick is showing and on the later shots the top of the stick is no longer visible.

Continuity mistake: When Saint's son is on the boat full of money, and he hears a sound, he has a cigarette in his right hand, but in the following shot the cigarette is in his mouth. (01:04:40)


Continuity mistake: When the three tenants of the apartment where Frank is staying come out of their rooms to investigate the noise, Joan walks up to the window and before she gets to the window crosses her arms, but in the following shot she is crossing her arms again. (00:38:20)


Continuity mistake: When Frank's family are at a beach-house, while his dad is making a speech Frank is looking at his wife, but in the following shot he is looking at his dad standing up with his right arm up to his cheek, which wasn't there in the previous shot. (00:15:05)


Continuity mistake: When Frank Castle starts to shoot at Saint's Men, he shoots at the 4x4's grill, destroying part of it, but in the following shot, it has repaired itself. (00:27:50)


Continuity mistake: When Maria is fleeing from Saint's men, the boat cracks the windshield of their 4x4, but in the following shot the windshield is completely intact. (00:25:30)


Continuity mistake: The bullet-hole scar on Frank's chest moves closer to, and further away from his sternum several times during the film.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Frank Castle is standing over Howard, Frank grabs Saint's right leg (you can tell its his right leg by looking at the shoe), but in the following shot he is holding Saint by the left leg. (01:45:35)


Continuity mistake: In the lobby scene, before Frank Castle shoots two of Howard Saints men, he puts down his briefcase, and brushes his coat back, and in the following shot he brushes his coat back again. (00:49:00)


Continuity mistake: When Howard's men are beating up the guy in Howard's club, Howard walks in and points a gun at the guy on the floor. The guy is wearing a jacket which sits on his shoulders close to his neck, but in the following close-up the jacket has moved somewhat off of his shoulder exposing his top under the jacket. (00:09:50)


Continuity mistake: When Frank gets invited to dinner by his neighbours, after saying thanksgiving, the two guys leave leaving Joan and Frank alone to talk. In the first shot Joan is standing up from her seat, but in the following shot she is on the other side of the table (length ways, not width ways). (01:10:10)


Continuity mistake: After Frank shoots Howard Saint, when he goes to tie him onto the car Howard's hands change from resting close to his belly to resting on the floor.

Continuity mistake: When Frank is positioning the fire hydrant he has trouble moving it due to its weight. Yet only a minute earlier he was carrying it quite easily in a bag a good few inches above the ground.

Continuity mistake: At the end when Frank ties Howard's leg to the car, Howard's arms are on his stomach, then extended out, then on his stomach, then out again.


Continuity mistake: When Saint's men murder Castle's family, the man who tried to escape on the motorcycle is shot and falls off next to the motorcycle. The motorcycle slides and comes to rest with the back of the motorcycle facing the large deck and ocean. However, when Castle chases his wife and son, he picks up the motorcycle, and it is turned around with the front facing the ocean.

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Frank Castle: I leave this as a declaration of intent. So no one will be confused. One. Si vis pacum para bellum. Latin. The boot camp Sergeant made us recite it like a prayer. Si vis pacum para bellum. If you want peace, prepare for war. Number two. Frank Castle is dead. He died with his family. Number three. In certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law. To pursue natural justice. This isn't vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive, it's an emotional response. No. Not vengeance. Punishment.

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Trivia: While filming the knife fight scene, Thomas Jane accidentally stabbed Kevin Nash.

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