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Dwayne Johnson goes undercover to save his son in Ric Roman Waugh’s “Snitch”, which has released a new 30-second spot that we’re told will be shown during the Super Bowl, but you won’t have to wait that long to see it, cause, well, here it is. (You should still watch the Super Bowl, though. If, you know, you’re into that sort of thing.)
I’m not sure if Johnson’s character is supposed to be a “regular” guy here (albeit one with huge biceps, tattoos, a bald head, and bitchin’ facial hair), or if he’s some ex-Special Forces/cop/badass mercenary. The synopsis below doesn’t really say:
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.
Also starring Nadine Velazquez, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon, JD Pardo, Harold Perrineau, Barry Pepper, Michael Kenneth Williams, Benjamin Bratt, James Allen McCune, and Melina Kanakaredes.
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