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Peppermint (2018)

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Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.

Director:

Pierre Morel

Writer:

Chad St. John
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Riley North
John Gallagher Jr. ... Detective Stan Carmichael
John Ortiz ... Detective Moises Beltran
Juan Pablo Raba ... Diego Garcia
Annie Ilonzeh ... FBI Agent Lisa Inman
Jeff Hephner ... Chris North
Cailey Fleming ... Carly North
Eddie Shin ... FBI Agent Li
Method Man ... Narcotics Detective Barker (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Tyson Ritter ... Homeless Sam
Ian Casselberry ... Cortez
Richard Cabral ... Salazar
Johnny Ortiz ... Torres
Michael Reventar ... Ortega
Kyla-Drew ... Maria (as Kyla-Drew Simmons)
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Storyline

An unidentified woman is engaged in a brutal fight with a man in a car and finally dispatches him with a shot to the head. Five years earlier, the same woman, Riley North, is working as a bank teller in Los Angeles struggling to make ends meet. Her husband Chris owns a failing mechanic shop. They have a ten-year-old daughter, Carly. Chris' friend tries to talk him into robbing Diego Garcia, a powerful drug lord. Chris turns him down, but not before Garcia has already discovered his involvement and ordered his men to make an example of him. Riley and Chris take Carly out for pizza and to a carnival for her birthday since no one showed up to her party. At the carnival, Carly orders peppermint ice cream. As the family walks to the car, Diego's men gun down her husband and daughter in a drive-by shooting. She is wounded, but survives.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The system failed. She won't.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jennifer Garner wore a wig for the scenes where Riley's hair is short. See more »

Goofs

No normal person driving a BMW would watch a whole building explode, continue driving toward it, and then alongside the burning remains. He certainly wouldn't stop for someone walking away with a gun to ask if she's OK. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Diego Garcia: [gloatingly to Riley] I'll be out of prison long before you
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Nun/Peppermint (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Acercate
Written by Jonathan Merkel, Gustavo Thompson and Danny Osuna (as Danny Richard Osuna)
Performed by Malise
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Loved it, don't care what the critics say.
13 May 2020 | by btaw-33163See all my reviews

Jennifer Gardner is a complete bad ass! I really liked this movie for the sheer entertainment factor. Love any movie where someone f's up the cartel🤣 Definitely her best role to date. She had to have trained hard for this movie, and it shows.


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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peppermint See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,423,255, 9 September 2018

Gross USA:

$35,418,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,918,723
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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