The Punisher was the 1989 action film that was the first movie adaptation of the Marvel comic book character. The B-movie was directed by Mark Goldblatt (a notable film editor who cut such films as Lethal Weapon and Terminator 2) and starred Dolph Lundgren as the vigilante Frank Castle. Despite the American setting, the production was entirely filmed in Sydney, Australia. The Punisher would subsequently be re-adapted three more times: as feature films in 2004's The Punisher starring Thomas Jane, 2008's Punisher: War Zone starring Ray Stevenson, and then in 2016 in the Daredevil Netflix series, which featured Jon Bernthal as the character, who is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The following weapons were used in the film The Punisher:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Desert Eagle Mark I (Modified)
Castle's sidearm is a Desert Eagle modified with an AMD-65 hand-guard reversed underneath the extended barrel.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum. First model of Desert Eagle put into production. Note the "teardrop"-shaped safety, the most distinctive feature of the Mark I compared to later Eagle models.
Frank fires the pistol. This had previously been identified asan Acetylene "Non" gun pistol, but there appears to be a round expended from the pistol.
Castle pulls his modified Desert Eagle.
Frank's Desert Eagle in his waistband.
Promotional photograph of Frank Castle which gives a very clear shot of the modified Desert Eagle. This photograph was used on some of the posters (particularly German one) and a soundtrack cover.
Star Model B
The Star Model B is seen carried by several characters in the film.
Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9mm. This is a screen used Star Model B from the 1987 film The Untouchables
One of Moretti's goons lies dead with his Star Model B next to him. Note the lack of a grip safety.
Dino Moretti (Bryan Marshall
) draws his Star Model B. Note the external extractor.
Moretti manages to fire off one round.
Berkowitz with the thug's Model B.
Smith & Wesson 59
The thug checking his boss's house in the beginning pulls a Smith & Wesson 59.
Smith & Wesson 59 - 9x19mm
The thug continues searching.
The thug with his pistol before being confronted by the Punisher.
A Walther PPK appears to be pulled by a French smuggler while fighting against the Yakuza.
A Walther PPK
appears to be pulled by a French smuggler while fighting against the Yakuza.
Heckler & Koch P9S
An assassin in the restaurant appears to pull a suppressed Heckler & Koch P9S.
On the left, a male assassin in the restaurant appears to pull a suppressed Heckler & Koch P9S
A mobster uses a Browning Hi-Power to threaten Jake Berkowitz (Louis Gossett Jr.).
The first version of the classic pistol, developed by John Browning and adopted by Belgium in 1935, the FN P-35
A mobster pulls a Tokagypt 58 on Castle.
Tokagypt 58 - 9x19mm parabellum
Lady Tanaka (Kim Miyori) takes a Colt Python off a mobster.
Colt Python with 6" Barrel and Rubber grips - .357 magnum
The Python in the mobster's mouth.
Smith and Wesson Model 10
While on a torture table, Frank takes a Smith & Wesson Model 10 off a Yakuza.
The revolver in his waistband.
Smith and Wesson Model 29
A Smith & Wesson Model 29 is seen in the hands of Castle and Gianni Franco (Jeroen Krabbé).
Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 magnum.
Castle hands over the revolver.
Franco holds the revolver on Frank.
Franco attempts to reach for the revolver
Franco's son holding the revolver on Castle.
Castle is threatened with the revolver.
A Yakuza on the boat is seen with a full sized Uzi.
The Yakuza thug on the right is firing a full sized Uzi, the man to the left has a micro Uzi - 9mm
An Uzi-wielding Yakuza is taken down by Castle.
Yakuza open fire with Uzis.
A Uzi is used during the chase.
An Uzi-wielding Yakuza about to be taken out by Castle.
An Uzi-wielding Yakuza is fired upon.
The Micro Uzi is seen in the hands of several Yakuza. Castle also uses one while sliding down a rope.
Micro Uzi with folding stock - 9x19mm
Castle also uses a Micro Uzi while sliding down a rope.
Closeup of the weapon of a Yakuza killer - 9mm
A woman opens fire with the suppressed Micro Uzi. This is a reversed shot.
Mobsters open fire with Micro Uzis.
Castle's daughters, Annie and Felice, play with "Uzi" Water Pistols in a flashback.
An M1928 Thompson is carried by Castle when he is breaking all the kids out of the jail; however, he loses it and never fires it.
M1928 "Tommy Gun" .45 ACP with 50-round drum magazine, made famous through countless classic gangster movies.
Castle holds the Thompson while confronting a child.
Castle carries the Thompson while getting the kids on the bus.
Frank uses a Franchi SPAS-12 at the amusement park.
Franchi SPAS-12 - 12 gauge
M16A1 rifles are seen in the hands of SWAT officers.
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to impersonate the M16A1 during the 1970s and 1980s. This version has a 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Frank Castle is seen using a Colt Commando with a small suppressor screwed on the muzzle while he was raiding the Yakuza stronghold towards the end of the film.
GAU-5/A aka Colt Model 610 - 5.56x45mm. This is the USAF version and was only used by them. This is NOT the E1 version, which was used almost exclusively by the Army.
Some of the guards are armed with the Franchi PA8 shotgun.
High Standard K-100 Shotgun
Frank Castle fires what appears to be a High Standard K-100 Shotgun fitted with a pistol grip at the docks.
High Standard Model K-100 FLITE KING Shotgun - 12 gauge.
High Standard FLITE KING K-1200
High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 shotguns are held by State Police officers.
High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard
Model (Catalog #8111) - 12 gauge. This is the screen-used shotgun, held by Steve McQueen
in the film The Getaway (1972)
Sawed-off double barrel Shotgun
A short barreled Coach Gun is carried by Castle during the raid on the Yakuza stronghold.
Slung over his back, a short barreled Coach Gun
is carried by Castle during the raid on the Yakuza stronghold.
M60 machine gun
During his assault on the casino, Frank Castle uses a full-size M60 machine gun.
M60 machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Sideview of the M60 with the gas gun mounted underneath.
Closeup of the M60 with a 37mm Launcher underneath.
Smith & Wesson Model 276 Gas Gun 37mm
Mounted underneath Castle's M60 is a Defense Technologies 37mm Gas Gun that used in the film as a grenade launcher.
Castle uses the 37mm launcher mounted underneath the M60.
Castle uses an M60 with a 37mm Launcher underneath.
Closeup of the M60 with a 37mm Launcher underneath.
M26 Hand Grenade
Frank uses an M26 hand grenade during the fight in the amusement park.
Castle prepares to use the grenade.
Opening Credits Weapons
During the opening credits, several weapons are shown.