Snitch

Snitch

DVD - 2013
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A father's teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of ten years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission, risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Summit Entertainment : Lionsgate, [2013]
Edition: DVD edition Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: 791.43652 SNITCH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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jimg2000
Mar 07, 2017

First reviewed on Sep 28, 2013 but gone missing. So, watched the film again and added the connection to a Frontline story:
A bit slow for an action thriller as it had to establish and reinforce the feelings of a father who would do anything to free his jailed son; also nice crash special effects on cars trying to stop a semi-trailer truck in the freeway chase scenes -- no contest though a bit absurd that anyone tried. Inspired by the Frontline documentary -- "Snitch" investigates how a fundamental shift in the country's anti-drug laws -- including federal mandatory minimum sentencing and conspiracy provisions--has bred a culture of snitching that is in many cases rewarding the guiltiest and punishing the less guilty, see link to Frontline in "Summary."

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Wampum
Jul 24, 2016

Awesome movie. Another thumbs up for Dwayne Johnson - he makes the best movies !! Suspenseful, true life story that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's such a powerful movie, I loved it. Don't miss it. The EXTRAS on the dvds were great too.

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tenet
Oct 10, 2015

Rated 7/10.

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JackPurcell
Oct 10, 2015

A kid agrees to accept a package from his best friend who is setting him up to reduce his own sentence. Gets busted with nobody to sell out so his dad goes looking for someone to trade in for a bust to reduce his kid's sentence. Rapidly gets in over his head. Realistic in a world such as this one where everyone's willing to sell out their own grandmother for a reduced sentence, and where the government has created the system where it all happens.

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amoby
Aug 19, 2015

This movie is more important than it is good. It is very good.

IMolina3 Jun 21, 2015

I thought this movie will be good, but sorry the rock I love him but the movei was wak..

ybbeat Jan 21, 2015

I returned this to the Seward Park Branch return box yesterday. It should not be considered overdue.

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CamboCypher
Oct 06, 2014

There was some great parts in the movie, The ROCK did the best acting ever!

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gurujr
Oct 04, 2014

No doubt the Rock gives his all in this part. Rock is becoming the next Arnold Schwarzenegger only better in the dramatic department.

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jaketaz777
Sep 02, 2014

For me, this was the best acting by the ROCK in the movies so far.

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jimg2000
Mar 07, 2017

Interview with Joey Settembrino-
In 1992, 18-year-old Joey received a ten year mandatory minimum sentence for selling LSD. A first time offender, he says he was set up by a government informant. (In 1994 Congress enacted a "safety-valve" permitting relief from mandatory minimums for certain non-violent, first-time drug offenders.)

Interview with James Settembrino-
He is Joey's father. In an attempt to obtain a lower sentence for his son, James Settembrino tried to assist prosecutors by providing information about other drug dealers

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/snitch/cases/

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aaa5756 Nov 23, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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