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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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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:

$53,818,723
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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

Detective Stan Carmichael: How come the feds care about a squirrelly soccer mom?
FBI Agent Lisa Inman: Didn't she smack you in the head five years ago?
Detective Moises Beltran: Smacking dumbasses ain't a federal offense.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
Performed by The Froglets
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User Reviews

Not nearly as bad as the critics would have you believe
7 September 2018 | by maclockSee all my reviews

Peppermint was entertaining from start to finish. I don't understand why the critics have panned it. Is it a life-changing film? No, it most certainly is not. Is it an enjoyable film and does it compare favourably in its own category? Yes, it most certainly is, and yes, it most certainly does. Perhaps people are just uncomfortable with a tough female lead. I recommend it if you're a fan of revenge flicks.


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