"Snitch" movie quotes follow the action as one father agrees to be a DEA informant in order to free his son from a lengthy prison sentence for drugs. The action thriller was directed by Ric Roman Waugh, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Justin Haythe. "Snitch" was released in the United States on February 22, 2013.
In "Snitch," the based-on-a-true-life story starts when Jason Collins (Rafi Gavron) is arrested after picking up a package containing a large quantity of drugs. Soon after he's arrested, his divorced parents John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) and Sylvia Collina (Melina Kanakaredes) are shocked to learn that the crime carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. There is one out though, if Jason agrees to become a DEA informant. Jason however doesn't want any part of that leading John to make a deal with United States Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon) to help them himself.
In order to free his son, John goes undercover as someone looking to make money transporting drugs in order to help his family. He works his way up from the small-time dealers all the way to a regional leader of a major Mexican drug cartel, a relationship which interests Joanne greatly. If John can pull off this big final operation, transporting millions of dollars down to Mexico, Jason will be free, but that task is easier said than done.If yet another action movie from The Rock isn't your speed, instead check out "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," "Side Effects," "Identity Thief," "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Stand Up Guys," "Warm Bodies," "Bullet to the Head," "Movie 43," "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," and "Silver Linings Playbook."
Joanne Keeghan: "I believe in the mandatory minimum laws."
John Matthews: "Please, I just want to help my son."
Joanne Keeghan: "We need your son to help us make arrests before we can help him reduce his sentence."
John Matthews: "What if I did it for him? What if I helped you make arrests? We have ex-cons working the yard all the time. Maybe there's someone who has a connection."
Jason Collins: "I should have never taken that package. I'm not a drug dealer. I swear to you, dad. You believe me, right?"
John Matthews: "Of course I believe you."
Agent Thompson: "This is a federal case. The mandatory minimum laws are very simple. Jason is facing 10 years in prison."
John Matthews: "10 years?!"
John Matthews: "Daniel, thank you for not ratting me out."
Daniel James: "Look, believe me, man. I thought about it."
John Matthews: "If I don't go through with this, they're not going to release my son."
Daniel James: "What you don't understand, man, you play nice with the feds but what happens when Malik and everyone finds out you're an informant? What happens to me? That puts me right with you. They know I'm a rat. They will hunt us down, man. They will… They're gonna come after our families, John."
John Matthews: "Daniel, I know I'm the one who put us in this danger. I gotta live with that. There is no way I'm going to let either side dictate our fates. No way."