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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

Taglines:

The system failed. She won't.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 September 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Matar o morir 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

Diego Garcia, the leader of the drug operation,, shares his name with an island off the coast of East Aftica, also a home to a Navy installation. See more »

Goofs

When Riley puts a gun to Peg's head, she places it on her forehead. Then in the next shot it is against the side of her head. See more »

Quotes

Riley North: Got a car?
[a clerk nods]
Riley North: Give me the keys.
[Clerk hands over keys. Riley drops a wad of money on the counter]
Riley North: Consider it a rental.
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Connections

Featured in Peppermint's Justice (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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If there's a movie that proves critics sometimes suck at their jobs, this is it.
10 September 2018 | by alias_maximus1See all my reviews

Wow such an absolutely amazing action flick. So happy JG is back to doing what she does best, action. She can do anything I think Alias proved that, hopefully there's sequels. Loved it.


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