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Snitch (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 a drug deal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Matthews
... Agent Cooper
... Daniel James
... Joanne Keeghan
... Malik (as Michael K. Williams)
... Jason Collins
... Sylvie Collins
... Analisa
... Juan Carlos 'El Topo' Pintera
... Vanessa
... Benicio
... Jay Price
... Jeffery Steele
Kyara Campos ... Isabelle Matthews
... 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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How far would you go to save your son?

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,167,607, 24 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,930,462

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,824,674
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Tanya Ballinger, the wife of director Ric Roman Waugh makes a brief cameo at the party in the beginning of the movie. Ballinger is probably best known for her role in a controversial 2003 Miller Lite commercial entitled "Catfight". 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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Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'Snitch' and 'Dark Skies' (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Como En Un Sueno
Performed by Eljuri
Written by Cecilia Villar (BMI)
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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Get Rock Bottomed By Hard Hitting Snitch
26 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson since his wrestling days in the late 90's. Now his movies are a mixed bag for me. I like his action movies (Faster, Fast 5) but I'm not a big fan of his family films (Tooth Fairy).

After seeing the trailer I expected this film to be an action film where The Rock kicks ass most of the movie. However, this film was more of a crime drama with more depth and less action than I thought it would.The story itself is inspired by a frontline documentary of the same name which deals with mandatory minimum drug laws in the US. It shows as the movie has a high stakes, gritty plot with a good message at the end.The movie also has strong performances from the great cast of actors involved. The rock has come a long way when it comes to acting and this is one of his best films. overall, 2013 is gonna be a big year for the rock. If this movie is an indicator of things to come, It will be a good year for him indeed.

Overall:7/10

Recommendation: Felon (2008) is a similar gritty crime drama from the same writer/director. If you liked snitch. check it out


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