The Punisher

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.

Deliberate mistake: When Saint is being dragged through the parking lot with all the exploding cars, there are a few shots where it is obviously just a dummy instead of John Travolta (the actor who played Saint).

Visible crew/equipment: When the bad-guys blow Frank up towards the beginning, as they drive away the camera pans with the car, and you can make out the shadow of several crew members and possibly the camera at the bottom right of the screen.

Factual error: In the scene where Micky and Howard are discussing Livia's parking ticket, Micky mentioned that date the ticket was issued was September 5th, a Thursday. The movie takes place in 2003 where September 5th was a Friday.

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: On the pier, where Frank's wife and son are killed, his wife is in the background lying flat on her back, dead. Later in the same sequence, she is suddenly lying on her side.


Character mistake: The newspaper states Frank's son as being 10 years old. But according to the headstone dates, he died at age 8.


Continuity mistake: When Quentin pulls out Dave's eyebrow ring, there's no ring in the pliers.


Revealing mistake: When the Punisher's wife is driving madly away from the Saints with her kid, their Jimmy flips over and rolls, and we can see the gas tank has been removed. Also notice the vehicle is fully caged and we can see the pipe cannon go off underneath the vehicle as it flips the car, also visible as the car lays on its side.

Revealing mistake: When Saint shoots one of his henchmen for not taking care of his son, when Saint throws his gun on the body, the henchman jerks.

Continuity mistake: When Frank is at Saint's building, he starts throwing money out the window. Problem is, its showering down in single bills and it is originally wrapped in bundles. The cart is stacked to the top and it would take time to unwrap all the bundles.


Revealing mistake: After The Russian smashes The Punisher's refrigerator door against his head a couple times, he shoves The Punisher to the floor and pushes the refrigerator door shut, but the refrigerator door suddenly and completely stops moving midway before closing, revealing the door to have a stopper built in so as to not actually hit the actor in the head with it (acknowledged by the director in the film's commentary track).

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Continuity mistake: When Frank reveals himself to the public in front of a group of reporters and two former co-workers - when we first see him, you can see he is wearing a black button-up shirt that is buttoned all the way up, except for the top two, revealing that he is wearing his skull t-shirt underneath. (You can see the top of the skull peaking out.) But a few shots later, the bottom half of the shirt is completely unbuttoned (only one button is actually buttoned up), with him having no time or reason to do so between shots. In addition, when the bottom half half of the shirt is unbuttoned, you should be able to see the rest of the skull, but you can't. You can tell the skull just sort of stops midway down the shirt, revealing that he is wearing an alternate version of the t-shirt that only had the top half printed on it, so it would be just visible peeking out of the top of the button-up shirt.

Continuity mistake: When Howard Saint is in the limo after burying his son, he gives instructions to his best friend to kill Jack. His hair is wet and put back with gel. His friend says "all right", then we cut back to Saint, whose hair is now less slick. Cut away and back, and his hair is exactly how it was before.

Factual error: When the Russian tears the toilet up to throw it at Frank, the room should be awash.


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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