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State Property (2002)

 -  Drama | Crime | Action  -  18 January 2002 (USA)
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Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the city, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beanie Sigel ...
Omillio Sparks ...
Baby Boy
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Blizz
...
'Boss' Dame
...
Aisha
Tyran 'Ty-Ty' Smith ...
Shareef
Oschino ...
D-Nice
...
Untouchable J
Brother Newz ...
P-Nut
Randolph Curtis Rand ...
Saul Weisberg
Nicole Madeo ...
Leslie Tucci
Leslie Pilgrim ...
Aja
Kyndra Monet ...
Selena
Pain in da Ass ...
Mario
Dee Lee ...
Poochie
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Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the city, creating mayhem as their empire builds. Beans now struggles to maintain his family life while bumping heads with opposing gangsters and police. It all comes to a head when he cannot surpass the city's most notorious crew, run by Untouchable J (Jay-Z) and Dame (Dash). The moves Beans and the ABM decide to make come with severe consequences. Written by PhatBleek

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Taglines:

You Either Get Down Or You Lay Down.

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Drama | Crime | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, nonstop language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2002 (USA)  »

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State Property  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$452,028 (USA) (18 January 2002)

Gross:

$2,099,719 (USA) (29 March 2002)
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Goofs

When Amil is sitting on the steps talking to her friends, one of the girls behind is alternately brushing/not brushing her hair between shots. See more »

Quotes

Beans: You see this shit here? These motherfuckin' rings? These are for my top dogs. The minute you put that shit on, that shit means for life! That means till the day you die! Ain't no gettin' off this shit!
[Beans puts his ring on and raises his fist]
Beans: ABM for life!
ABM Crew: ABM for life!
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Connections

Followed by State Property 2 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Realize
(feat. Beanie Sigel)
Performed by State Property
Written by D. Grant, J. Smith
Published by Shakur Al-Din / Hitco South / F.O.B. Music Publishing
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
Produced by Just Blaze for F.O.B. Entertainment / N.Q.C. Management / Roc The World
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Who dun stole the doggone script?
20 October 2011 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Fade in. Show picture of hommies. Enter voice-over. Beans (Beanie Sigel) tells us what a dog eat dog world this is. All about the Benjamins y'all. Enter titles sequence - lots of pole dancing, close shots of silicon enhanced nipples and focus on ho's wiggling that thang! Camera focus on Beanie and Baby Boy getting down with the girlies. Enter brain light-bulb. Beanie thinks: Yo, had enough of being a poor mother... Time to get rich or die trying. Six weeks later: Beans, Baby Boy and a couple of thugs start randomly shooting drug dealers in broad daylight to take over their business. No police or thugs to hand out pay-back. A year later: Beans rules all, moves out to the suburb, but still shoots, kills or whatever. A dozen or so incoherent sequences of hood crime idiocy later the movie ends. Yo! That was so not cool!

Bad acting, terrible phony script (or more like random parts of scripts clinging together with the use of duct tape) and a tiresome 90 minutes of low-budget pointlessness. Not much more to add but honestly avoid at all costs. It may be low-budget, but that does not take the director off the hook of making something as tacky and superficial as this. Why the hell did anyone make a second part?


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