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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 | Rating: D

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

January 21, 2002 | Rating: 0/4

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 | Rating: 0/5

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 | Rating: 0/4

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

March 19, 2002 | Rating: .5/5 | Full Review…

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

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