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Dwayne Johnson saves the day in Ric Roman Waugh’s “Snitch”, opening later this Friday. Until then, check out six clips from the upcoming film. It’s supposedly based on a true story. Well, as true-ish as you can get these days when you cast the role with a 6’4″ Samoan/Californian covered in tattoos, I mean. Hey, in Hollywood, that’s like really close to being super true.
Dwayne Johnson stars as John Matthews, a businessman hit hard when his teenage son is wrongfully ensnared in a drug bust and threatened with a terrifying 10-30 years in federal prison (under the US government’s draconian minimum drug sentencing laws). The only option to reduce the sentence is to “snitch.” A desperate Matthews makes a deal with the politically ambitious federal prosecutor (Sarandon) and infiltrates the operation of a violent drug dealer (Williams). When his amateur undercover work unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Bratt), the rules suddenly change and an already dangerous venture turns decidedly deadly.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Nadine Velazquez, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon, JD Pardo, Harold Perrineau, Barry Pepper, Michael Kenneth Williams, Benjamin Bratt, James Allen McCune, and Melina Kanakaredes.
Snitchin’ those fools this Friday February 22, 2013.
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