Directed By: Rich Murray Starring: Sam Jones

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Product Overview


Studio Sony
SKU 40698950
UPC 074645521893
UPC 14 00074645521893
Format DVD
Release Date 11/23/2004
Rating Rating
Big City
Music (General)
Rap Artists
Rap Music
Rap/Hip Hop
Theatrical Release
Urban Crime
Editors Note
Note Director Rich Murray puts the Philadelphia hip-hop scene on the cinematic map with SNIPES, an urban crime thriller that breathes fresh life into the genre. Erik (Sam Jones III) is an ambitious teenager who spends more time posting flyers for his favorite rapper, Prolifik (Nelly), than sitting in the classroom. When he and his best friend stumble across a dead body one night, they trigger a series of tragic events. It turns out Prolifik, as well as the master tapes for his new record, have been kidnapped by a gang of thugs who want Bobby Starr (Dean Winters), the ruthless president of Prolifik's label, to dish out a meaty ransom. If he doesn't, they promise to make sure Bobby's uncle and chief investor, the dangerous Johnny Marandino (Frank Vincent), knows just how carelessly Bobby has been spending his money. Through a misunderstanding, Erik becomes the target of Bobby Starr, as well as the kidnappers. Fearful for his own life, as well as his father's, Erik must find a way to get his hands on the master tapes, before Bobby Starr gets his hands on him. Murray's energizing film boasts credible performances (especially from rap superstar Nelly) and a pulsating hip-hop soundtrack.^This film screened in April 2002 in New York City as part of the Gen Art Film Festival.
Plot Summary
Summary Theatrical Release: TBA 2002/2003
Hollywood Reporter "...[SNIPES] does a reasonably effective job of conveying the particulars of hip-hop culture....[Jones] is an appealing lead..." 09/24/2002 p.89
Rich Murray
Sam Jones
Cast & Crew
Schoolly D - Star
Dean Winters - Star
Sam Jones III - Star
Zoe Saldana - Star
Nelly - Star
Frank Vincent - Star
Rashaan Nall - Star
Rob Wiser - Screenwriter
Nelly - Additional Music/Songs
Rich Murray - Screenwriter
Alexander Buono - Director of Photography
Rich Murray - Producer
Chris Schwartz - Producer
Rich Murray - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 55218
UPC 00074645521893
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Music Soundtracks
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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