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State Property (2002)

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Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie 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 ... See full summary »

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Abdul Malik Abbott

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beanie Sigel Beanie Sigel ... Beans
Omillio Sparks Omillio Sparks ... Baby Boy
Memphis Bleek ... Blizz
Damon Dash ... 'Boss' Dame
Sundy Carter ... Aisha
Tyran 'Ty-Ty' Smith Tyran 'Ty-Ty' Smith ... Shareef
Oschino Oschino ... D-Nice
Jay-Z ... Untouchable J
Brother Newz Brother Newz ... P-Nut
Randolph Curtis Rand Randolph Curtis Rand ... Saul Weisberg
Nicole Madeo Nicole Madeo ... Leslie Tucci
Leslie Pilgrim Leslie Pilgrim ... Aja
Kyndra Monet Kyndra Monet ... Selena
Pain in da Ass Pain in da Ass ... Mario
Dee Lee Dee Lee ... Poochie
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Storyline

Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie 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 (Damon 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.

Genres:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed on some of the main drug dealer streets in Philadelphia, the crew were often nervous about their safety in these locations. See more »

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

[repeated line]
Beans: You either get down or lay down.
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Connections

Followed by State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Change Up
(feat. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel)
Performed by Memphis Bleek
Written by Memphis Bleek (as M. Cox), Jay-Z (as S. Carter), R. Kirkland, Beanie Sigel (as D. Grant)
Published by Val's Child / Warner Chappell Music Publishing / Shakur Al-Din / Hitco South (ASCAP) / Lynette Son In Law (ASCAP) / Lil' Lulu / EMI Blackwood Music,
Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
Produced by Robert "Shim" Kirkland for Platinum Hands Productions
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Not my kind of movie
11 November 2003 | by mbhall2003See all my reviews

At first, I thought I would enjoy State Property, merely because I am a big fan of rap music, and there are a lot of rap artists in the cast, but I was wrong. State Property turned out not to be a film that I am too crazy about. Watching the trailer, I don't mind, but that's about it. After watching only the first 13 minutes of the film, it seemed to me that the concept of making a movie was used as an excuse to let people swear. Sure, rap artists swear a lot, and I was expecting that, but there was so much profanity and slang, that I found it very difficult to follow along. I also didn't see much point to what was going on in the film. (I don't want to give anything away for those people who plan on seeing it.) Don't get me wrong, I've seen a few films like this before, but with those films, it was easier to follow along with the plot. With State Property, that just wasn't going to happen. And after watching the first 13 minutes of the film, I knew that I had seen enough. I honestly felt that seeing the whole film would be a waste of my time. Feel free to check out State Property if you wish, but have a dictionary handy, the dialogue can be tough to interpret and be aware, this movie, from what I've seen, is nowhere near comedic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

State Property See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$452,028, 20 January 2002

Gross USA:

$2,106,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,106,838
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Roc-a-fella Films See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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