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"Snitch" (2013) is a ripped‐from‐the-headlines action‐adventure movie about a desperate father trying to save his teenage son from an unjust prison sentence by infiltrating a dangerous drug cartel.

Businessman John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) is devastated when his 18‐year‐old son Jason (Rafi Gavron) receives a mandatory minimum 10‐year sentence in federal prison when is caught with a package he received from a friend which, unbeknownst to him, contained illicit drugs. When Jason turns down an offer from politically ambitious U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon) to reduce his sentence by manufacturing evidence against someone else, John begs Keeghan to let him go undercover instead.

John infiltrates a violent gang led by ruthless drug dealer Malik (Michael Kenneth Williams), but in his efforts to save his son, he compromises another innocent man (Jon Bernthal). And when he unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Benjamin Bratt), the already dangerous venture turns potentially deadly.

The cast includes Dwayne Johnson ("Fast Five," "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"), Barry Pepper ("Saving Private Ryan," "True Grit," "The Kennedys"), Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead," "The Ghost Writer"), Michael K. Williams (""The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire""), Melina Kanakaredes (""CSI: NY," "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"), Nadine Velazquez ("Flight," "My Name is Earl"), Rafi Gavron ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," "Breaking and Entering"), David Harbour ("End of Watch," "Quantum of Solace"), with Benjamin Bratt ("Law & Order," "Traffic") and Oscar winner Sarandon Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking," "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps").

The "Snitch" movie is a Summit Entertainment, Exclusive Media and Participant Media presentation in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi of an Exclusive Media production in association with Front Street Productions. The film is directed by Ric Roman Waugh ("Felon") from a screenplay written by Waugh and Justin Haythe ("Revolutionary Road," "The Clearing") inspired by true events recounted in a PBS "Frontline" documentary. The producers are Nigel Sinclair ("End of Watch," "The Ides of March") Matt Jackson ("End of Watch"), Jonathan King ("Contagion," "Lincoln"), Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia ("Lovely Still," "Racing Dreams"), Alex Brunner ("Let Me In," "The Way Back") and Tobin Armbrust ("End of Watch," "The Woman in Black"). Executive producers are Jeff Skoll, Guy East ("End Of Watch," "The Ides Of March"), Becki Cross Trujillo ("Daredevil," "27 Dresses"), David Fanning and Justin Haythe, and Jillian Longnecker is the co‐producer. Dana Gonzales ("Felon," ""Southland"") is the director of photography; Vincent Reynaud ("Felon") is the production designer; Jonathan Chibnall ("Felon," ""Cold Case"") is the film editor; Antonio Pinto is the composer; Kimberly Adams‐Galligan (""Homeland Security," "Lizzie McGuire"") is the costume designer; and casting is by Mary Vernieu, CSA and Lindsay Graham.


Genre: Action
Runtime: 112 mins.
Release Date: February 22, 2013
Tagline: How far would you go to save your son?
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Production Companies:
Exclusive Media
Participant Media
Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Front Street Productions

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