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Director  Phil Joanou
Story by  Gerry Conway, Ross Andru
Writer  Chad St. John
Language  English
8.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Short, Action, Crime
Country  United States
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Release date  July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)
Based on  The Punisher  by Gerry Conway Ross Andru John Romita, Sr.
Music director  Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
Cast  Thomas Jane (Frank Castle / The Punisher), Ron Perlman (Big Mike), Sammi Rotibi (Goldtooth), Karlin Walker (DeShawn), Jack Goldenberg (The doorman), Shannon Collis (Hooker #1)
Similar movies  Pacific Rim, Paperman, Feast, Bluebeard, Presto, The Artist
Tagline  What's the difference between justice and punishment?

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The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, also known simply as Dirty Laundry (stylized as #DIRTYLAUNDRY), is a 2012 short film based on the Marvel Comics anti-hero the Punisher, starring Thomas Jane (reprising the title role from the 2004 film The Punisher) and Ron Perlman, produced by Adi Shankar and directed by Phil Joanou. The film was first screened at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.


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In a run-down neighborhood, Frank Castle wakes up and exits his van to get his laundry done. On his way to the coin-op laundromat, he witnesses a street gang stop and confront three prostitutes before Goldtooth, the gang leader, takes one of them to a back alley and rapes her. Despite hearing her screams from a distance, Frank minds his business and places his laundry in a washing machine.

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Minutes later, a boy named DeShawn crosses through the neighborhood and is harassed by the gang while Goldtooth offers him an opportunity to sell drugs for them. When DeShawn refuses, the gang members begin to mug him. After a brief verbal confrontation with Goldtooth, Frank walks to a liquor store across the street to get a bottle of Yoo-hoo. There, a handicapped store clerk named Big Mike tells him that two years ago, he witnessed a similar situation and insinuates that he wound up crippled for confronting the criminals.

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Frank pays for the Yoo-hoo and also buys a bottle of Jack Daniel's, which he uses to club some of the gang members to death, while killing others with their own guns and knives. After killing the thugs, he breaks Goldtooth's right arm and both legs before asking him if he knows what the difference between justice and punishment is, while pouring the whiskey on him. He then pulls out a lighter, and places it on the ground before returning to the laundromat.

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The battered prostitute returns to the scene to pick up the lighter and sets the gang leader on fire as Frank walks back to his van with his laundry. DeShawn approaches him to return a T-shirt he dropped, but Frank tells him to keep it. As Frank drives off, the boy unfolds the shirt to reveal the Punisher symbol.


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  • Thomas Jane as Frank Castle / The Punisher
  • Ron Perlman as Big Mike
  • Shannon Collis as Hooker #1
  • Jack Goldenberg as The Doorman
  • Sammi Rotibi as Goldtooth
  • Brandee Tucker as The Girl
  • Karlin Walker as DeShawn
  • Production

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    The film is the first medium to reveal a new Punisher logo designed by Tim Bradstreet. Thomas Jane screened the film at the RAW Studios panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International. In explaining the reason for this project, he posted this quote on YouTube:


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    Ivan Kander of called the film a "love letter" to the Punisher character and a success. He also stated that the film "proves that fan films aren't just for crazed geeks running around with their home video cameras anymore". He did criticise the films for having a rather thin plot and predictable outcome for the villain but praised the production value.

    Kyle Anderson of The Nerdist stated that the film was worth watching and stated that Jane should reprise the role of the Punisher again if another theatrical film was to be made.

    Chris Sims of ComicsAlliance expressed that the film was interesting in that it showed the main character in a transitioning period between that of the 2004 Punisher film and how the character is portrayed in the comic books as the Punisher in the 2004 film was more concerned with getting revenge as opposed to waging a war on crime.

    Brad Brevet of criticized the use of Hans Zimmer’s The Dark Knight score, especially in the opening moments when the film's antagonist appears with music playing from his car stereo, but stated that the short was otherwise solid.

    At the time of its release described the film as "arguably the best 10 minutes of screen time The Punisher has ever had".

    Jon Bernthal, who portrays Frank Castle in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has stated that he took Jane's performance in the short as inspiration.


    In an interview with Inverse Adi Shankar revealed that he was previously in pre-production on a sequel to Dirty Laundry, stating that the film was "going to be a two-hander that introduced the ‘Lady Punisher’, who was going to be played by MMA fighter and Deadpool actor Gina Carano. Thomas Jane was due to reprise his role in the sequel, and the script was written by Wayne Kramer. Shankar stated in the interview (regarding the film) that: "it may still be revisited and revived at some point down the road, and that it shouldn’t be ruled out just yet."


    The film was nominated for a Webby Award for the category ONLINE FILM & VIDEO, Drama: Long Form or Series and was listed on Collider's Top 5 Surprises of 2012.

    In 2016 named the film the number one fan film based on comics and stated that the film revolutionized the world of the fan film community.


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