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Gringo (2018)

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GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

Director:

Nash Edgerton

Writers:

Anthony Tambakis (screenplay by), Matthew Stone (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Edgerton ... Richard Rusk
Charlize Theron ... Elaine Markinson
David Oyelowo ... Harold Soyinka
Thandie Newton ... Bonnie Soyinka
Bashir Salahuddin ... Stu
Glenn Kubota ... Shigetoshi Yasumura
Melonie Diaz ... Mia
Amanda Seyfried ... Sunny
Harry Treadaway ... Miles
Theo Taplitz ... Justin
Paris Jackson ... Nelly
Yul Vazquez ... Angel Valverde
Hernán Mendoza ... Celerino Sanchez
Hector Kotsifakis ... Roberto Vega
Ricardo Esquerra Ricardo Esquerra ... Sanchez's Brother in Law
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An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth - or two steps ahead? Written by Amazon Studios

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An American Corporation, The Mexican Cartel, Chances Are This Won't End Well. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

rated R for language throughout, violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character of Harold was rewritten to have a Nigerian background after David Oyelowo was cast. Oyelowo pitched director Nash Edgerton on the earnest naivety that such a character could bring. See more »

Goofs

After Harold is taken from Mitch by the hotel employees, Mitch recovers from being hit by the car. He then gathers his equipment bag and staggers to his car. Mitch places his bag on the roof of the car, gets in, and drives away. In the next shot, his bag is on the seat next to him, when he actually left it on the roof. See more »

Quotes

Harold Soyinka: What kind of a man does not believe in God?
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Connections

Featured in Conan: David Oyelowo/Jimmy Pardo/Margo Price (2018) See more »

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Criminal
Written by Earl St. Clair (as Earl Johnson), David Embree, Todd Spadafore, Byron White, George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bernie Worrell (as Bernard Worrell), Bootsy Collins (as William Collins)
Performed by Earl St. Clair
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprised!!!!
12 June 2018 | by lukyboy1See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good. I did not have much expectation do to the ratings and some of the reviews. It was a fun movie, with comedy and action all in one. David Oyelowo was great as Harold. All in all good movie to relax and eat popcorn.


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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Australia | USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish | French | Yoruba

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gringo See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,722,420, 11 March 2018

Gross USA:

$4,969,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,001,627
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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