Panama (2022)


Introduction

Panama is an American-Puerto Rican action thriller film directed by Mark Neveldine and starring Cole Hauser and Mel Gibson.

Outline

An ex-marine is hired by a defence contractor to travel to Panama to complete an arms deal. In the process he becomes involved with the US invasion of Panama, and learns an important lesson about the true nature of political power.

Cast

  • Cole Hauser as James Becker.
  • Mel Gibson as Stark.
  • Kate Katzman as Tatiana.
  • Charlie Weber as Hank Burns.
  • Victor Turpin as Brooklyn Rivera.
  • Mauricio Henao as Enrique Rodriguez.
  • Jackie Cruz as Cynthia Benitez.

Production

Morgan Freeman and Frank Grillo were previously attached to star in the film and co-writer Daniel Adams was attached to direct.

Principal photography was set to commence in December 2020 in Puerto Rico. Filming occurred in January 2021.

Trivia

  • Cole Hauser and Mel Gibson previously shared some screen time briefly in Paparazzi (2004) in which Cole Hauser’s character Bo Laramie attended anger management therapy and Mel Gibson was an unnamed patient sitting in the waiting room.
    • Gibson was also one of the producers of Paparazzi.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Mark Neveldine.
  • Producer(s):
    • Sue Aikens … executive producer.
    • Brandt Andersen … executive producer.
    • William Barber … executive producer.
    • Jordan Beckerman … producer.
    • Lee Broda … executive producer.
    • Brian Cavallaro … executive producer.
    • Michelle Chydzik Sowa … producer.
    • Anne Clements … executive producer.
    • Zola Elgart Glassman … co-producer (as Zola Glassman).
    • Tom Harberd … associate producer.
    • Paul W. Hazen … executive producer.
    • Matthew Helderman … executive producer.
    • Phil Hunt … executive producer.
    • Jon Keeyes … co-producer.
    • Nathan Klingher … executive producer.
    • Jesse Korman … co-producer.
    • Gigi Lacks … executive producer.
    • Coleman Lannum … executive producer.
    • Frances Lausell … producer.
    • Jordan Yale Levine … producer.
    • Ian Niles … executive producer.
    • Russ Posternak … executive producer.
    • Stanley Preschutti … executive producer.
    • Michelle Reihel … producer.
    • Compton Ross … executive producer.
    • Jonathan Saba … executive producer.
    • Shaun Sanghani … producer.
    • Sabine Stener … executive producer.
    • Richard Switzer … executive producer.
    • Luke Taylor … executive producer.
    • Ryan Winterstern … executive producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Daniel Adams.
    • William Barber.
  • Music:
    • Mick Fury.
  • Cinematography:
    • Pedro Juan Lopez.
  • Editor(s):
    • Christopher Cibelli.
  • Production:
    • Yale Productions.
    • SSS Entertainment (in association with).
    • LB Entertainment (in association with).
    • SSS Film Capital (in association with).
    • Do More Productions.
    • Grandave Capital.
    • Idiot Savant Pictures.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Highland Film Group (HFG) (2022) (World-wide) (all media) (sales).
    • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2022) (Netherlands) (theatrical).
    • Madman Entertainment (2022) (Australia) (DVD) (BluRay).
    • Saban Films (2022) (UK) (all media).
    • Youplanet Pictures (2022) (Spain) (all media).
  • Release Date: 02 June 2022 (Netherlands).
  • Rating: R.
  • Running Time: 156 minutes.
  • Country: US and Puerto Rico.
  • Language: English.

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