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State Property (2002)

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Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the ... See full summary »

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Abdul Malik Abbott

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beanie Sigel Beanie Sigel ... Beans
Omillio Sparks Omillio Sparks ... Baby Boy
Memphis Bleek ... Blizz
Damon Dash ... 'Boss' Dame
Sundy Carter ... Aisha
Tyran 'Ty-Ty' Smith Tyran 'Ty-Ty' Smith ... Shareef
Oschino Oschino ... D-Nice
Jay-Z ... Untouchable J
Brother Newz Brother Newz ... P-Nut
Randolph Curtis Rand Randolph Curtis Rand ... Saul Weisberg
Nicole Madeo Nicole Madeo ... Leslie Tucci
Leslie Pilgrim Leslie Pilgrim ... Aja
Kyndra Monet Kyndra Monet ... Selena
Pain in da Ass Pain in da Ass ... Mario
Dee Lee Dee Lee ... Poochie
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Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the city, creating mayhem as their empire builds. Beans now struggles to maintain his family life while bumping heads with opposing gangsters and police. It all comes to a head when he cannot surpass the city's most notorious crew, run by Untouchable J (Jay-Z) and Dame (Damon Dash). The moves Beans and the ABM decide to make come with severe consequences. Written by PhatBleek

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Taglines:

You Either Get Down Or You Lay Down.

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Drama | Crime | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, nonstop language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene where Beans confronts E, the gun really goes off and fires the blank into the actor's hand. His reaction is authentic and the actors didn't break character, resulting in a perfect take despite the profuse bleeding. See more »

Goofs

When Baby Boy was threatening Cesear's mom he actually walks off to the left of the scene because he can't keep a straight face. See more »

Quotes

Beans: Five million dollars. I want you to offer that nigga five million dollars. Tell him to take the stand, say he made a mistake, and I wasn't involved in none of that shit.
Lawyer: It's worth a try.
Beans: Don't fuckin' try. You do it.
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Connections

Followed by State Property: Blood on the Streets (2005) See more »

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The Chase
Performed and Written by Hassan "H Dos" Rhett & George "Dante" Robinson
Courtesy of Sound Proze Productions
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Who dun stole the doggone script?
20 October 2011 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

Fade in. Show picture of hommies. Enter voice-over. Beans (Beanie Sigel) tells us what a dog eat dog world this is. All about the Benjamins y'all. Enter titles sequence - lots of pole dancing, close shots of silicon enhanced nipples and focus on ho's wiggling that thang! Camera focus on Beanie and Baby Boy getting down with the girlies. Enter brain light-bulb. Beanie thinks: Yo, had enough of being a poor mother... Time to get rich or die trying. Six weeks later: Beans, Baby Boy and a couple of thugs start randomly shooting drug dealers in broad daylight to take over their business. No police or thugs to hand out pay-back. A year later: Beans rules all, moves out to the suburb, but still shoots, kills or whatever. A dozen or so incoherent sequences of hood crime idiocy later the movie ends. Yo! That was so not cool!

Bad acting, terrible phony script (or more like random parts of scripts clinging together with the use of duct tape) and a tiresome 90 minutes of low-budget pointlessness. Not much more to add but honestly avoid at all costs. It may be low-budget, but that does not take the director off the hook of making something as tacky and superficial as this. Why the hell did anyone make a second part?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

State Property See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$452,028, 20 January 2002

Gross USA:

$2,106,838

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,106,838
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Roc-a-fella Films See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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