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Force of Nature (2020)

R | | Action, Drama | 30 June 2020 (USA)
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A gang of thieves plan a heist during a hurricane and encounter trouble when a cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.


Michael Polish


Cory M. Miller (as Cory Miller)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emile Hirsch ... Cardillo
Mel Gibson ... Ray
David Zayas ... John
Kate Bosworth ... Troy
Stephanie Cayo ... Jess
William Catlett ... Griffin (as Will Catlett)
Jorge Luis Ramos Jorge Luis Ramos ... Bergkamp
Joksan Ramos ... Cruz
Blas Sien Diaz ... Migs (as Blas Díaz)
Tyler Jon Olson ... Dillon
Julio Ramos Velez ... Bennie (as Julio Ramos)
Sebastian Vázquez ... Pride (as Sebastián Vázquez)
Jesy McKinney ... Babie
Xavier Reyes Xavier Reyes ... Ernesto
Luillo Ruiz Luillo Ruiz ... Super Louie Joe


A gang of thieves plan a heist during a hurricane and encounter trouble when a cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cop | art | robbery | heist | storm | See All (12) »


When the Perfect Crime Meets the Perfect Storm


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


David Zayas and Mel Gibson have both played villains in Expendables movies. Zayas in The Expendables (2010) and Gibson in The Expendables 3 (2014) See more »


The police shirts are blue but when Cardillo (Emile Hirsch) is caught just before the fight scene his shirt is green, after he dives over the wall with the bad guy, when he hits the ground it goes back to blue. Also when Jess (Stephanie Cayo) is captured by John (David Zayas) her shirt is green but in the next scene changes back to blue. See more »


John: Let's go.
Cruz: Where's Babie?
John: The old prune panicked. Babie was aborted.
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Written and Performed by Jacob Bunton
Courtesy of Partnered Media Productions
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User Reviews

I really wanted to like this...
26 July 2020 | by EradanSee all my reviews

I bought "Force of Nature" on Amazon to support Mel Gibson and I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, the flick is a turkey on almost every level. The only time it really works is when Mel is on screen and he's only up there for maybe thirty minutes. For whatever reason, he delivers his lines in some kind of New York-New Jersey accent which, to my ears, didn't quite work.

Emile Hirsch and Stephanie Cayo were badly miscast as street cops in Puerto Rico. Neither of these snowflakes was even remotely believable. Fortunately for their reputations as actors, their characters were so poorly conceived that audiences may cut them some slack on their acting. Seriously, a white male cop in San Juan who can't speak Spanish? That's about as believable as a model-thin, white latina larping as a street cop in San Juan.

Regarding the 23-million dollar budget, a friend of mine is convinced the movie couldn't possibly have cost that much to make. He thinks it proves the whole thing was made as a tax write-off.

Summing up, FoN is only worth seeing if you're a big fan of Mel. On the IMDb scale, I give it a '5' but if not for Gibson it would be a '3'.

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Release Date:

30 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico


Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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