Puncture (2011)

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Puncture (2011)
  • Time: 100 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Michael Biehn, Vinessa Shaw

Storyline:

Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system.

One review

  • While the poster is named Puncture, this has been renamed (for some unknown reason to me) to Injustice for the UK release. This is a straight-to-DVD film, but don’t let that put you off; Injustice is based on the true story of Mike Weiss, portrayed by Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and his fight to get safety needles used in hospitals.

    Chris Evans has put in some great performances in his time, but this is one of his best, he portrays a drug addict lawyer, who picks a fight too big for him to win. While this can be slow at times, you find yourself engrossed in Mike’s difficult lifestyle, juggling a drug addiction with his career, not just that but fighting the biggest case of his life, knowing that winning this case will save so many lives for nurses.
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