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State Property (2002)

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One man's efforts to get ahead on the streets lead him into a life of danger in this hard-hitting urban drama from Roc-A-Fella Films, the production company run by top hip-hop artist Jay-Z. Beans (Beanie Sigel) is a member of a Philadelphia street gang who has had enough of his life of poverty. Determined to get ahead by any means available to him, Beans steps to the wrong side of the law and begins selling drugs. Forming a crew with his friends and fellow gangsters called the ABM ("All 'Bout the Money"), Beans and his partners soon become the new rulers of Philly's underground economy. But with success comes competition, and Untouchable J (Jay-Z) and Dame (Damon Dash), the leaders of an establish drug-dealing crew, decide the ABM are taking more than their share of the business, and begin retaliating with violence -- with both the ABM crew and Beans' wife as targets. State Property also stars Memphis Bleek, Omillio Sparks, and Sundy Carter.

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Cast

Damon Dash
as `Boss' Dame
D-Nice
as Oskeeno
Oskeeno
as D-Nice
Jay Z
as Untouchable J
Randolph Curtis Rand
as Saul Weisberg
Nicole Madeo
as Leslie Tucci
Dee Lee
as Poochie
Rell
as Butter
Reb
as Mel
Willie Esco
as Papi Wil'
Burt Bazin
as Waitress
Big Skane
as Skane
Derren Fuentes
as Detective Jenkins
Tim House
as Detective Jenkins
Jennifer Pan
as Club Waitress
Amil
as Boss' Assassin
DJ Clue
as Boss Informant
Greg 'M and M' Werts
as Mario's Henchman
Big Shon
as Mario's Henchman
Raouf Simmons
as Brother UF
Kevin G. Nunan
as Sergeant Kev'
Giovannio Laws
as Detective Ashley
J. Diamond
as Medic No.1
Frank Minerva
as Medic No.2
Gabina Cordero
as P-Nut's Girl
Slice
as Slice
Oschino
as D-Nice
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Critic Reviews for State Property

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

A film of empty, fetishistic violence in which murder is casual and fun.

February 28, 2002
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Basically a static series of semi-improvised (and semi-coherent) raps between the stars.

January 21, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

Lacks the visual flair and bouncing bravado that characterizes better hip-hop clips and is content to recycle images and characters that were already tired 10 years ago.

January 19, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

The acting is amateurish, the cinematography is atrocious, the direction is clumsy, the writing is insipid and the violence is at once luridly graphic and laughably unconvincing.

March 19, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

A dull, simple-minded and stereotypical tale of drugs, death and mind-numbing indifference on the inner-city streets.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

No one involved, save Dash, shows the slightest aptitude for acting, and the script, credited to director Abdul Malik Abbott and Ernest 'Tron' Anderson, seems entirely improvised.

March 7, 2002

Audience Reviews for State Property

It was a ok movie, but the people seem to make these gangster films are not rally saying nothing if you ask me.

David Johnson
David Johnson
½

I have no idea why all these people are so opposed to this movie. I remember watching it in and high school and thinking that this movie truly represents what making it big and crashing just as big in the inner city drug life will do. I wont speak for the acting, but I will say to say that the characters in this movie having no regard for life is being unrealistic just shows how little most people know about that lifestyle. I say yay for state property.

Christopher Rulo
Christopher Rulo
½

I loved this movie. For those of you who didn't understand the movie, it was about a man and his people who wanted to run the hood, they did, ran it good, well he shot one too many people and end the end killed the witness who was to testify against him. Although he killed him, there was a silent killer unheard of. It was great. It's always the ones you least expect who will let it go like that, you know? Anyhow, It was an original ending! I give it five stars. It's a good hood movie if you how things go down and understand the lingo. It's hard.

Navaura Campbell
Navaura Campbell

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