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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Rusk
... Elaine Markinson
... Harold Soyinka
... Bonnie Soyinka
... Stu
Glenn Kubota ... Shigetoshi Yasumura
... Mia
... Sunny
... Miles
... Justin
... Nelly
... Angel Valverde
... Celerino Sanchez
... Roberto Vega
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

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An American Corporation, The Mexican Cartel, Chances Are This Won't End Well.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA)  »

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Untitled Nash Edgerton Project  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,722,420, 11 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,969,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,669,853, 15 April 2018
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The character of Harold was rewritten to have a Nigerian background after David Oyelowo was cast. Oyelowo pitched director Nash Edgerton on the earnest naivety that such a character could bring. See more »

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When the bartender calls Black Panther to come after Harold, his phone's screen stays on, showing the actual time, instead of going blank. See more »

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Harold Soyinka: [Referring to Peter and Judas from the Bible] One was a man who had a crisis of faith and the other was a man who sold his soul for personal gain. So, you have to decide which one you want to be.
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Featured in Conan: Kevin Hart/Nash Edgerton (2018) See more »

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An incredibly uneven piece that often trips over its tone and pace but is regularly enjoyable.
10 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

'Gringo (2018)' is an uneven and unsure piece, one that stumbles over its tone and pacing more times than you can count and yet manages to pick itself off the ground on pretty much every such occasion. Its massively slow start paves the way for an, at times, incredibly exciting but then strangely dull adventure with peaks and valleys of the highest and lowest proportions. It continuously cuts back to an all-star cast who sadly drain the life of the film as, though they are all brilliant, they each play narcissistic sociopaths who aren't nearly as radiant or interesting as David Oyelowo's eponymous hero - who is played to perfection and is earnestly enjoyable on many levels. The overall effect of the flick is an enjoyable but forgettable one, a sense that a better - if slightly more traditional - story resides somewhere inside this mess. It's not bad, but it's not great either. 6/10


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