Successful businessman John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson – THE FAST AND FURIOUS 5 & 6) is devastated when his 18‐year‐old son Jason (Rafi Gavron – BREAKING AND ENTERING) receives an unjust prison sentence after being framed for drug trafficking.
When Jason turns down an offer from politically ambitious U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon – ARBITRAGE) 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). When he unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade (Benjamin Bratt – TRAFFIC), the already dangerous venture turns potentially deadly.
SNITCH also stars Melinda Kanakaredes (CSI:NY) and Barry Pepper (TRUE GRIT) and is directed by Ric Roman Waugh (FELON) from a screenplay written by Waugh and Justin Haythe (REVOLUTIONARY ROAD). SNITCH is inspired by true events recounted in a PBS “Frontline” documentary.
Certificate: 12A Distributor: entertainmentone
Dir. Ric Roman Waugh, US, 2013, 112 mins
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper