The Punisher Quotes in The Punisher (2004)


The Punisher Quotes:

  • The Punisher: I leave this as a declaration of intent, so no one will be confused. One: "Si vis pacem, para bellum." Latin. Boot Camp Sergeant made us recite it like a prayer. "Si vis pacem, para bellum - If you want peace, prepare for war."

    [cut to later, as Frank prepares his weapons for the final attack on Saint's gang]

    The Punisher: Two: Frank Castle is dead. He died with his family. 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 is not vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive, it's an emotional response. No, not vengeance. Punishment.

  • [last lines]

    The Punisher: Those who do evil to others - the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists - you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me... The Punisher.

  • The Punisher: I have work to do. Read your newspaper everyday and you'll understand.

    Joan: Which section?

    The Punisher: Obituaries.

  • Accountant #1: You know whose money this is? You know whose building this is?

    The Punisher: Howard Saint's.

    Accountant #2: He's gonna fuck your life up.

    The Punisher: He already fucked my life up.

  • Joan: What makes you any different from them?

    The Punisher: They have something to lose.

  • Joan: I know what it's like. I know what it's like to make your memories go away. You can make new memories; good ones. Good memories can save your life.

    The Punisher: I'm not what you're lookin' for.

  • [the Punisher confronts Dante and Spoon at the bank]

    The Punisher: Good business, murder? Does Saint pay you for each one, or does he get a group rate discount?

  • Jake: What the fuck do you call 125 murders in 5 years?

    The Punisher: Work in progress.

  • The Punisher: Come on god, answer me. for years I'm asking why, why are the innocent dead and the guilty alive? Where is justice? Where is punishment? Or have you already answered, have you already said to the world here is justice, here is punishment, here, in me.

  • [the Punisher is being tortured]

    Lady Tanaka: Who sent you?

    The Punisher: Batman.

  • The Punisher: I still talk to God sometimes, I ask him if what I'm doing is right or wrong, I'm still waiting for an answer, and until I get one, I'll be waiting, watching, THE GUILTY WILL BE PUNISHED!

  • The Punisher: You're a good boy, Tommy. Grow up to be a good man. Because if you don't... I'll be waiting.

  • Gianni Franco: There's a limit to revenge, you know.

    The Punisher: I guess I just haven't reached mine yet.

  • [the Punisher is about to be tortured]

    Lady Tanaka: Do you know how much pain $10,000 can buy?

    The Punisher: Is this question true or false, or multiple choice?

  • Lady Tanaka: I have an appointment and I will leave you in the hands of Mr. Tomino. He will keep you alive much longer than you care to be. Goodbye.

    [Lady Tanaka turns and starts to walk away]

    The Punisher: Hey

    [she turns back]

    The Punisher: Have a nice day.

  • The Punisher: I PUNISH THE GUILTY!

    Shake: And as a result the innocent must suffer?

  • The Punisher: [Last line] I still talk to god sometimes. I ask him if what I'm doing is right or wrong. I am still waiting for an answer. Until I get one, I will be out here. Waiting. Watching. The guilty will be punished.

  • Gianni Franco: [Alternate Ending] I'll see to him.

    Tommy Franco: But, I can help him.

    Gianni Franco: Wait outside, Tommy.

    [Tommy leaves and Gianni walks over to The Punisher whom is on the floor]

    Gianni Franco: You gave me back my son. Thank you! I'm in your debt. I would gladly give you whatever you want. But, I know all you want is my life. I can't give you that, not when I have him. I'm so sorry, Castle.

    Tommy Franco: [Gianni aims his gun at The Punisher] Dad!

    Tommy Franco: Go outside.

    Tommy Franco: He saved us. What are you doing?

    Gianni Franco: Do as I told you. Wait outside.

    Tommy Franco: No! I won't let you. I won't.

    Gianni Franco: TOMMY! WAIT OUTSIDE!

    Tommy Franco: No!

    Gianni Franco: [Tommy wrestles with Gianni] TOMMY!

    [the Punisher stabs Gianni with a knife. Gianni falls to the floor dead]

    Tommy Franco: Dad? Dad?

    [the Punisher takes Gianni's gun]

    Tommy Franco: I'M GONNA KILL YOU! I don't care how it takes. When I'm old enough, I'm gonna learn to use a gun and I am gonna find you and I'm gonna kill you.

    The Punisher: Oh! yeah? You learn how to use a gun.

    [the Punisher loads Gianni's gun]

    The Punisher: It's easy. All you got to do it aim and pull the trigger.

    The Punisher: [the Punisher gives Tommy Gianni's gun and aims it at The Punisher's forehead] Come on! Get it over with. Come on? Don't you want to be like your Dad?

    [Tommy hesitates]

    The Punisher: Come on! DO IT! DO IT! BLOW MY HEAD OFF!

    Tommy Franco: Stop!

    The Punisher: YOU NEED SOME HELP?

    [the Punisher grabs Tommy's arm and holds Gianni's gun forcefully against his forehead]

    The Punisher: Watch! WATCH!

    [Tommy pulls the trigger, but Gianni's gun is empty]

    Jake: [Jake and armed Swat office step out the elevator and sees the dead Yakuza members lying dead on the floor] Frank? Frank?

    The Punisher: [Tommy can't bring himself to kill The Punisher and Tommy drops Gianni's gun and breaks down into tears and cries and buries his face in The Punisher's chest] You're a good boy. Grow up to become a good man. Because if not, I'll be waiting.

    [the Punisher leaves]

    Jake: [Jake enters] Are you alright? Wish way did he go?

    [Jake sees a trail of The Punisher's blood and follows it to the rooftop. The Punisher is not on the rooftop and is nowhere to be seen]

    Jake: FRANK! FRANK!

    [the camera pulls away from the Yakuza building and fades to black]

    Jake: .

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