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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

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Garner's stunt double Shauna Duggins, has been her double in almost all of her movies and television series, they are close friends. 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

Detective Stan Carmichael: We know everything, but we cannot prove anything
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Fuerza Ciega
Written by Jonathan Merkel and Danny Osuna (as Danny Richard Osuna)
Performed by Rabia Ciega
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Garner 8 (Great), Writing/Directing - 5 (Meh)
7 September 2018 | by nancyldraperSee all my reviews

Jennifer Garner brought everything you could want from her role, unfortunately the writer and director didn't give her much of a movie. Garner 8 (Great), Writing/Directing - 5 (Meh). Garner gave us a depth between sensitivity and cold justice, proving to us once again that she is worthy of demanding action roles. The production, unfortunately, was flat and monotone, with lots of over the top situations but no substance, which lead to inevitable outcomes without any texture or meaning. It ended up with hype but no WOW. I give this film a 6 (fair) out of 10. One critic mused that it would have benefited from more women behind the camera to give it a more nuanced tone. I tend to think that a correct assessment, substituting a talented female lead for a male action hero does not make a convincing female action story. {Action}


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