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Snitch (I) (2013)

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A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

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Agent Cooper
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Joanne Keeghan
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Malik (as Michael K. Williams)
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Jason Collins
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Analisa
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Benicio
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Jay Price
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Isabelle Matthews
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Craig
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Storyline

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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undercover | dea | drugs | prison | arrest | See All (121) »

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How far would you go to save your son?

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and sequences of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El infiltrado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,167,607 (USA) (22 February 2013)

Gross:

$42,919,096 (USA) (24 May 2013)
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The film was inspired by a documentary on PBS' Frontline about how changes in US drug laws has given deals of a minimum sentence to those guilty if they snitched on their accomplices. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene with John Matthews, he uses a practice putting green in his office while on the phone. After walking over to a window that overlooks the warehouse, and then turning back to his desk, the practice putting green is missing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Craig: That party we just threw, there were over a thousand people there, bro.
Jason Collins: No way. Oh, my God. I can't wait to get up there.
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Version of Frontline: Snitch (1999) See more »

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Performed by Marcus and Alvin Merriett
Courtesy of The Chicago Music Library, Malibu, CA
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One of the best captivating, action packed movies!
22 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Dwayne "the rock" Johnson hands down did an amazing job portraying the father who would go to any length to save his son! I wasn't expecting this movie to be this good but it had me. I wanted to immediately know what was going to happen next. Although this movie doesn't seem so realistic it is very intense and you want to know how each scene is going to turn out. If you are looking for a good action packed drama then this movie is definitely for you. I would recommend to go see this movies while it's out in theaters. It is by far a great entertaining movie and the characters believability in the movie is great! Although if you are a critic on films which aren't realistically possible then maybe this isn't for you. But overall I would give the rocks performance in this film an A.


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