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Gringo (2018)

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GRINGO, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

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Nash Edgerton

Writers:

Anthony Tambakis (screenplay by), Matthew Stone (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Edgerton ... Richard Rusk
Charlize Theron ... Elaine Markinson
David Oyelowo ... Harold Soyinka
Thandie Newton ... Bonnie Soyinka
Bashir Salahuddin ... Stu
Glenn Kubota ... Shigetoshi Yasumura
Melonie Diaz ... Mia
Amanda Seyfried ... Sunny
Harry Treadaway ... Miles
Theo Taplitz ... Justin
Paris Jackson ... Nelly
Yul Vazquez ... Angel Valverde
Hernán Mendoza ... Celerino Sanchez
Hector Kotsifakis ... Roberto Vega
Ricardo Esquerra Ricardo Esquerra ... Sanchez's Brother in Law
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Storyline

An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth - or two steps ahead? Written by Amazon Studios

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When you're in bed with the cartel, everyone gets screwed. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

rated R for language throughout, violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia | USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish | French | Yoruba

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gringo See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,722,420, 11 March 2018

Gross USA:

$4,969,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,001,627
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The language spoken by Harold Soyinka in the movie is the Yoruba language from Nigeria. See more »

Goofs

After Harold is taken from Mitch by the hotel employees, Mitch recovers from being hit by the car. He then gathers his equipment bag and staggers to his car. Mitch places his bag on the roof of the car, gets in, and drives away. In the next shot, his bag is on the seat next to him, when he actually left it on the roof. See more »

Quotes

Harold Soyinka: know I'm not supposed to touch the mini-bar but I'm going to do it. You know, I don't even care anymore, I'm doing it. I'm having the merlot!
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: A Wrinkle in Time/Gringo (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Gettin' Jiggy wit It
Written by Nile Rodgers, Tone, James Alexander, Ben Cauley, Bernard Edwards, David Porter, Harvey Joe Henderson (as Harvey Henderson), Joey Robinson (as Joseph Robinson), Larry Charles Dodson (as Larry Dodson), Will Smith (as Willard Smith), Willie Hall, Winston Allen Stewart (as Winston Stewart)
Performed by Will Smith
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains samples from "He's the Greatest Dancer"
Performed by Sister Sledge
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains Samples from "Sang and Dance"
Performed by The Bar-Kays (as Bar-Kays)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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User Reviews

 
I enjoyed it
16 March 2018 | by dkodgis-34389See all my reviews

Look, it is a bit uneven but the other reviewers really do hit the corners with this movie. You can lose yourself in it for a few hours and just have a laugh here and there. David Oleyowo is talented. Here he bends his acting style to being poop on the highway of life, a man who decides he is not going to take it anymore. He does not Rambo it out; he figures out what he must do. He is a gentleman turned pragmatist. Sure the movie could be smoothed out a bit but give it a break; it's funny. Oleyowo can really be funny. The trailer suggests a brisk clip and no, the movie drags a bit here and there but look, it is not bad at all. It worked for me. I had no expectations, and I was entertained. Give it a try.


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