Peppermint is a 2018 American vigilante action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel.

Official trailers

STX Entertainment on Thursday, May 31, 2018 released the trailer:
Peppermint | Official Trailer | Own It Now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray & DVD.

Story intro

Riley North 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's friend tries to talk him into robbing Diego Garcia, 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, who unsuccessfully tries to bribe her, but uses her anti-psychotic medication to paint her as an unreliable witness. Judge Stevens, 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, Riley robbed the bank she used to work at, and has now returned, having robbed a gun store and obtained various assault rifles and ammunition.


Jennifer Garner
Riley North
John Ortiz
Detective Moises Beltran
John Gallagher Jr.
Detective Stan Carmichael
Juan Pablo Raba
Diego Garcia
Tyson Ritter
Homeless Sam
Annie Ilonzeh
FBI Agent Lisa Inman
Jeff Hephner
Chris North
Cailey Fleming
Carly North
Pell James
Richard Cabral
Eddie Shin
FBI Agent Li
Johnny Ortiz
Ian Casselberry
John Boyd
Michael Mosley
Samantha Edelstein
Ice Cream Vendor
Emma Thoraval
Homeless Girl
Hunter Wright
Homeless Kid
Method Man
Narcotics Detective Barker (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Michael Reventar
Maria (as Kyla-Drew Simmons)
Gustavo Escobar
Jose (as Gustavo Quiroz)
Jeff Harlan
Judge Stevens
Chris Johnson
Caspar Brun
LAPD Data Analyst
Randy Gonzalez
Drive-by Gunman
Michael Adler
Bank Manager
Christopher M. Campos
Drive-by Gunman #2 (as Christopher Campos)
Sean A. Rosales
Drive-by Wheelman (as Sean Rosales)
Erin Carufel
Coma Doctor
C.C. Taylor
Courthouse Bailiff
Donnie Smith
Edilsy Vargas
Austin Hébert
Drunk Dad
Tate Birchmore
Boy on Bus
Morris Greco
Liquor Store Clerk
Jesus Trujillo
Pinata Guard #1
Josue Barron
Pinata Guard #2
Edwin Garcia II
Pinata Money-Counter #1 (as Edwin Garcia)
Arnold Chon
Pinata Money-Counter #2
William Leong
Pinata Money-Counter #3
Denney Pierce
Carjack Driver
George Crayton
Garcia Gate Guard #1
Victor Winters
Garcia Gate Guard #2
YaYa Gosselin
Ana (Garcia's Daughter)
Mario Cortez
Garcia House Detective
Roland Feliciano
Garcia House Cop
Charles Porter
Excited Street Guy
A. Russell Andrews
Police Chief Rogers
Sam Upton
Hospital Cop
LaSaundra Gibson
TV Newscaster
Nilla Elizabeth Watkins
TV Newscaster (as Nilla Watkins)
Mel Fair
TV Newscaster
Markina Brown
TV Newscaster
Kimberly Cheng
TV Newscaster
Laura Diaz
TV Newscaster
Joy Benedict
TV Newscaster


The film Peppermint was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (United States) and on November 29, 2018 (Germany) by STXfilms, STX Entertainment, ACME, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Blitz, Cinemundo, Diamond Films, Golden Village Pictures, Lenta, Lucky Red, M Pictures, Metropolitan Filmexport, Phars Film, Presidio, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Roadshow Films, SF Norge A/S, STX International, Tanweer Alliances, The Searchers, Ukrainian Film Distribution, Universum Film (UFA), Viva International Pictures, Elevation Pictures, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Jaguar Film International Distribution and Roadshow Entertainment.

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 had received a "R" rating.


Peppermint got low rating from critics. 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.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Peppermint

Wikipedia: Peppermint (2018 film)

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