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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.

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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 banker 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

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The system failed. She won't.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,423,255, 9 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,418,723, 1 November 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was made during the height of the #MeToo controversy, which immediately caused some noticeable changes on set, according to Jennifer Garner. Normally, she had no trouble changing her outfit on the set with crew members present. However, with story after story of sexual intimidation and abuse scandals in Hollywood, she requested to use a special changing room for doing so. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in Los Angeles, California. All the police vehicles in the movie are missing a steady red light when their emergency lights are on. According to the California Vehicle Code, all emergency and law enforcement vehicles are required to have at least one steady red light on facing forward when the front emergency lights are on.. See more »

Quotes

Riley North: Hi.
[pushes gun barrel into his nose]
Marvin: Oh, God.
Riley North: I have questions for you. You're not busy, are you?
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Connections

References Death Wish (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

News at Midnight 6
Written by Sebastijan Duh
Courtesy of APM Music
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Fantastic Action Flick.
7 September 2018 | by yareyousSee all my reviews

Despite its initially deceptive name, Peppermint is an action movie that delivers on most levels. Its essentially a story of revenge that carries the same energy as John Wick. Like most movies centered around the premise of revenge, the set up is important. This movie did that excellently. At some points the movie slowed down (queue a scene of Jennifer thinking about her family). However I didn't go see Peppermint for the emotional backstory. I saw it for the action so that is what I'm gauging much of my review on. And it was great. A lot grittier than I was expecting. The fight scenes were also very well choreographed and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it.


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