Peppermint is a 2018 vigilante action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel.
Starring Jennifer Garner, Johnny Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba, Tyson Ritter, Annie Ilonzeh, Jeff Hephner, Cailey Fleming, Pell James, Richard Cabral and others.
STX Entertainment on Thursday, May 31, 2018 released the trailer:
Peppermint | Official Trailer | Own It Now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD.
Riley North (Jennifer Garner) is a wife and mother 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 (Juan Pablo Raba), a powerful drug lord. Chris turns him down, but Garcia has already discovered his involvement and orders his men to make an example of him. Riley and Chris take Carly out to a carnival for her birthday, since no one showed up to her party. As the family walks to the car, Diego's men gun down Riley's husband and daughter in a drive-by shooting. She is wounded but survives.
Despite her injuries, Riley is able to positively identify the shooters. The detectives handling the case are hesitant to pursue charges against the three, as they are members of Garcia's drug cartel, which wields considerable influence.
Prior to the preliminary hearing, Riley is visited by the perpetrators' lawyer. The lawyer unsuccessfully tries to bribe her with money, but uses her anti-psychotic medication to paint her as an unreliable witness. Judge Stevens (Jeff Harlan), secretly on the cartel's payroll, declares there is insufficient evidence to allow the perpetrators to stand trial and dismisses the case, while the prosecuting lawyers do nothing. Outraged, Riley tries to attack her family's killers, but is subdued and ordered to be held at a psychiatric ward. En route, she escapes and vanishes.
Five years later, Detectives Beltran and Carmichael arrive at the carnival and find three shooters hanging from a ferris wheel, having been killed by Riley. The killings attract the attention of FBI agent Lisa Inman. Inman explains to Beltran and Carmichael that before vanishing 5 years earlier, Riley robbed the bank where she used to work. She has recently returned, and robbed a gun store to obtain various assault rifles and ammunition.
Here is the full cast and characters of Peppermint.
The film Peppermint was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (United States), on September 27, 2018 (Hungary) and on November 29, 2018 (Germany) by STXfilms, STX Entertainment, STXinternational, ACME, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CGV Mars Dagitim, Cinemundo, Diamond Films, Elevation Pictures, Golden Scene, Golden Village Pictures, Lenta, Lucky Red, Paramount Pictures, Megogo Distribution, Metropolitan Filmexport, Monolith Films, Phars Film, Presidio, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Remain In Light, Roadshow Film Distributors (NZ) Ltd., Roadshow Films, SF Norge A/S, STX International, Tanweer Alliances, The Searchers, Ukrainian Film Distribution, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universum Film (UFA), Viva International Pictures, Jaguar Film International Distribution, Roadshow Entertainment, TV3 and Veronica.
The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $22.8 - 25 million, the film grossed over $53.9 million.
The film Peppermint is rated with "R" rating.
Peppermint got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 12. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Peppermint you can get at:
Official website: peppermint.movie
Wikipedia: Peppermint (2018 film)