Snipes


1h 53m 2001

Brief Synopsis

On the mean streets of Philadelphia, a journey through the dark side of the rap music industry as seen through the eyes of Erik Triggs, a teenager who's got a reputation as one of Philly's top "snipers" - the kids record labels employ to plaster the city with promo materials. Erik is working for Ill

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Crime
Drama
Music
Thriller
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Jeremy Walker & Associates
Distribution Company
Innovation Film Group/RuffNation Films; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

On the mean streets of Philadelphia, a journey through the dark side of the rap music industry as seen through the eyes of Erik Triggs, a teenager who's got a reputation as one of Philly's top "snipers" - the kids record labels employ to plaster the city with promo materials. Erik is working for Ill Wax Records, under the label's marketing chief Cheryl and founder Bobby Starr. Ill Wax may be coming off a string of flops, but Starr is convinced he's found the golden goose in his latest discovery Prolifik, a rapper whom Erik idolizes. Prolifik's first single is burning up the charts and Bobby Starr can't wait to rush his debut album out - but first Prolifik has to finish it, and lately the studio sessions have yielded nothing but infighting and more delays. When Prolifik is abducted in a bloody recording studio shootout, Erik is caught up in a web of lies and crime, and must ultimately turn the tables on the industry he has grown to love.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Crime
Drama
Music
Thriller
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Jeremy Walker & Associates
Distribution Company
Innovation Film Group/RuffNation Films; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States October 4, 2002

Limited Release in United States September 20, 2002

Released in United States on Video February 25, 2003

Released in United States September 2001

Released in United States Summer September 4, 2002

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Planet Africa) September 6-15, 2001.

Feature directorial debut for music video director Rich Murray.

Released in United States on Video February 25, 2003

Released in United States September 2001 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Planet Africa) September 6-15, 2001.)

Released in United States Summer September 4, 2002

Limited Release in United States September 20, 2002

Expanded Release in United States October 4, 2002