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State Property 2 (2005)

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Three gangsters vie for control of the streets of Philadelphia.

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Damon Dash

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Adam Moreno (story), Damon Dash (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beanie Sigel Beanie Sigel ... Beans
N.O.R.E. ... El Pollo Loco (as Victor N.O.R.E. Santiago)
Damon Dash ... Dame
Michael Bentt Michael Bentt ... Biggis (El Plaga)
Omillio Sparks Omillio Sparks ... Baby Boy (as 'Omillio Sparks' Kenneth Johnson)
Oschino Oschino ... D-Nice
Freeway Freeway ... Himself
Hanif 'Neef' Muhammed Hanif 'Neef' Muhammed ... Neef (as Young Neef of Young Gunz)
Christopher Ries Christopher Ries ... Chris (as Young Chris of Young Gunz)
Cam'ron ... Cam'ron
Juelz Santana ... Juelz Sanchez
Jim Jones ... Jimmy Jones (as Jimmy Jones)
Duan Grant Duan Grant ... P-Nut
Sundy Carter ... Aisha
Ol' Dirty Bastard ... Dirt McGirt (as 'Dirt McGirt' Russell Jones)
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Storyline

Three notorious gangsters wage a bloody battle for supremacy in the City of Brotherly Love. Beans, the imprisoned kingpin and hometown drug lord, struggles to keep his renegade ABM Crime Syndicate on the map. He is driven and consumed by a festering hatred for his longtime rival. Dame, the Harlem-born hustler, is also the top dog in town. His Umbrella network is unmatched in cash-flow and manpower. With a long list of enemies seeking territory and revenge, the self-proclaimed "cakeaholic" is forced into a vicious war. Loco, the flashy Miami playboy, is about to be released from prison. His deep pockets and stellar reputation prove to be valuable tools in Loco's plot to take over the streets of Philly. But he must first overcome the ghosts from a turbulent past. Alliances are formed and shattered, and lifelong friendships are put to the test as the various crews deal and duel to the death. Somewhere, buried deep within the ranks of one of these gangs, a ruthless criminal mastermind is ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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This time, everything is on the line. See more »

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Musical | Action | Crime | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

State Property: Blood on the Streets See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$756,905, 17 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,677,733, 1 May 2005
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Dash Films,Lions Gate Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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The word "fuck" is used about 270 times See more »

Quotes

Dame: You look like a cabbage patch voodoo doll!
guy at table: Suck My dick!
Dame: Its okay... I can take a joke
[dame shoots guy]
Dame: , now you look like a dead voodoo doll!
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Follows State Property (2002) See more »

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Watch Your Bitch
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Performed by Beanie Sigel
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Damon Dash hung up the phone...
12 April 2005 | by UrbanFilmCriticSee all my reviews

A young film student whose dreamed of making a movie his entire life sits in his writing chair and drops his head in disgust. A rejection letter falls to the floor. The seventh one this year and it's only April. He wheels over to the computer, logs into a chat room to discuss what's wrong with Hollywood. The rent is due.

A small waiting room packed with 20 or so. He stands in the corner and smiles. The others in the room don't faze him. He got a callback. All the sacrifices are finally paying off. This is his audition. He's ready. The intense method training, the workout, the teeth whitening...it's his day. It's only 3 lines, but it's the happiest day of his life.

A rap mogul sits by the pool. Bored with platinum records and clothing lines, he smokes a blunt and ponders his next project. "I know!" he exclaims, "We'll make a movie! All of us...well except Jigga. But all the rest of us!" A nameless groupie who normally doesn't speak interjects, "But Dame! Yaw can't act and outside of Scarface don't know much about good film-making." She stumbles on the last word realizing that it isn't her eloquence with words that keeps her around. "But if anybody can do it, you can!" She quickly recovers. He rebukes her insolence with a stare and continues," Once I get all the fellas together, N.O.R.E., Beans, Cam, Juelz, The Gunz, and my man Kanye it's ready! Lace everybody in RocaWear and State Property gear, (because the importance of saturated product placement is so much more important than a good story and can not be overstated) and just let them be themselves...well their rap images anyway! And one day, my grandkids' friends will sit and discuss with me the importance of my movie and how it impacted their lives, the same way Roots did for my Momma." The entourage sits quietly, reluctant to agree but eager to be on camera. Finally, they begin to stroke the ego of the man that picked up the tab for the last few years...and a piece of crap is made. It's an American Dream.

Fans of The Roc will support the movie and may even enjoy it. However, fans of movies and just plain logic may vomit. I'm hating again, aren't I? Too extreme? I'm sorry. I'll try again. The storyline was not that bad. A little comedy mixed with a little thuggin' almost made it decent. The complication came with the editing and the ridiculous amount of extra characters. I can think of epic battle scenes that didn't have as many people in it. And every time a new character was introduced there was a stop, flashback scene and voice-over before returning to the story. It happened too many times. If you don't already know who all the rappers are, you might find yourself confused as the story progresses.

And to add insult to the injuries of my feminist sympathies...The three main characters, Dame (Damon Dash), Beans (Beanie Sigel) and El Pollo Loco ( N.O.R.E.) are all three grossly overweight. But the women in the movie did not have a combined ounce of body fat between all of them. What are we saying here? The women have to be flawless, but the men get to look like big fat pigs? I've digressed. That's another discussion for another web page...


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