"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."
What If I Helped You?
Joanne Keeghan: "I believe in the mandatory minimum laws."John visits Joanne Keeghan to talk about her reducing his son's sentence. Her process is simple, unless Jason can help them bust bigger guys in the drug business, he's going to face the mandatory minimum. While Jason doesn't agree to being a snitch, John does.
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."Should this be higher or lower?
10 Years in Prison
Agent Thompson: "This is a federal case. The mandatory minimum laws are very simple. Jason is facing 10 years in prison."John and Sylvie, Jason's mother, are shocked to learn that the mandatory minimum sentence for Jason's crime is 10 years. No plea deal, no lesser charges, just 10 years in the clink.
John Matthews: "10 years?!"Should this be higher or lower?
I'm Not a Drug Dealer
Jason Collins: "I should have never taken that package. I'm not a drug dealer. I swear to you, dad. You believe me, right?"Speaking to his son from jail, John finds out exactly what made Jason get arrested. While Jason vows he is not a drug dealer, he informs John that he took a package containing drugs and was busted.
John Matthews: "Of course I believe you."Should this be higher or lower?
Agent Cooper: "Wires in the semi are in place. We'll do the same to the semi once you're gone."Prior to going undercover in a deadly drug cartel, John asks Agent Cooper for a bit of advice. Cooper's advice is simple: Be yourself because the cartel members will be able to sniff out anything other than the truth.
John Matthews: "I know you've done this before, undercover. Do you have any advice?"
Agent Cooper: "Just be yourself, John. If you try to be something you're not, they're bloodhounds. They'll smell it right away. You're a family man. You're trying to stay afloat. You got means they could use. That's it. You hide in plain sight. You just keep doing what you're doing. They'll believe it because it's the truth."Should this be higher or lower?