Snipes (2002)

Snipes
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 53mins.
Genres Crime, Action, Thriller, Music
Keywords adolescence, hip-hop
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rob Wiser Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Michael J Zampino Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Roger M Bobb Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Rich Murray Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Chris Schwartz Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Rich Murray Director n/a 2 2000001
Rich Murray Producer n/a 3 3000001
Trisha Ward Production Coordinator Assistant Production Office Coordinator 162 5000003
Alexander Buono Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Adrienne Stern Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Fontella Boone Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Aaron Saddler Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Thom Bumblauskas Art Department art designer 120843 9000002
Dave Barnes Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Seth Anderson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chris Schwartz Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
Fat Joe Actor n/a 1 1000019
Victor Argo Actor n/a 1 1000018
Mpho Koaho Actor Malik 1 1000006
JD Williams Actor JD 1 1000007
Schooly D Actor Tony 1 1000008
Rashaan Nall Actor Floyd 1 1000005
Dean Winters Actor Bobby Starr 1 1000004
Zoe Saldana Actor Cheryl 1 1000002
Nelly Actor Prolifik 1 1000003
Joel Marsh Garland Actor Caesar 1 1000009
Rich Heidelberg Actor Donnie 1 1000010
Charli Baltimore Actor Trix 1 1000015
Carlo Alban Actor Bugsy 1 1000016
Kool Moe Dee Actor n/a 1 1000017
Heather Hunter Actor Lucinda 1 1000014
Johnnie Hobbs Jr. Actor Mr. Triggs 1 1000013
Frank Vincent Actor Johnnie Marandino 1 1000011
Victor Togunde Actor Midas 1 1000012
Sam Jones III Actor Erik "Snipes" Triggs 1 1000001
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.