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Abhorrent Gangster Culture

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Release Date: April 13, 2005

Starring: Beanie Sigel, N.O.R.E., Damon Dash, Michael Bentt, and Omillio Sparks

Genre: Gangster Thriller

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Director: Damon Dash

Executive Producer: Beth Melillo and Michael Paseornek

Producer: Damon Dash

Writer: Adam Moreno

Address Comments To:

John Feltheimer, CEO
Mark Amin and Michael Burns
Vice Chairmen
Lions Gate Films
Tom Ortenberg, President
Lions Gate Releasing
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(PaPaPa, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, A, DDD, MMM) Very strong, immoral pagan worldview that glorifies the drug gangster culture in America's inner cities; at least 353 mostly strong obscenities (many "f" words), four strong profanities and 52 uses of the "N" word; very strong violence (sometimes gory), such as stabbings, beatings, shootings, blood splattered on walls, gunfights, throats slashed, threats of violence, Mexican standoffs, police barge into house; scenes of depicted fornication; upper and rear female nudity; alcohol use; smoking, marijuana use, cocaine use, child spills cocaine, and gangsters move blocks of cocaine and vials of illegal drugs; and, violent gangsters, revenge and drug culture glorified, plus scenes of betrayal, extortion and stealing.

Summary:

STATE PROPERTY 2 is low-budget inner city gangster movies now out on DVD, about the leader of a black drug gang in Philadelphia who wants to get out of prison so he can defeat his rival and help his gang get back on top. Confusing plot twists undermine some clever storytelling in this immoral tale, which glorifies the drug gangster culture in America's inner cities and contains constant foul language and some strong sexual content.

Review:

STATE PROPERTY 2 is a low-budget inner city gangster movie now out on DVD. The first movie, from 2002, details how Beans, the leader of a black drug gang in Philadelphia, ends up in prison. The second movie shows how Beans survives in prison by hooking up with another black gangster from Miami named El Pollo Loco, or Crazy Chicken. Loco says his long-time mentor and substitute father, Biggis, can get them back on top in Philly and help defeat Beans' rival. When Beans suddenly gets out of jail by other means, he finds there's more happening than he and Loco thought.

STATE PROPERTY 2 is cleverly written and edited, but the story eventually succumbs to over-complicated, confusing plot twists that destroy the movie's momentum. Also, there are no real heroes in the story. The main characters are all pretty despicable gangsters. Obscenities are also rampant throughout the movie, and there is a pretty strong sexual montage of one of the gangster's daily sexual exploits. The movie's pro-gangster themes are laced with gangster rap. This immoral pagan content only serves to degrade young people living in the inner city, both young men and young women.

In Brief:

STATE PROPERTY 2 is a low-budget gangster movie now out on DVD. The first movie, from 2002, details how Beans, the leader of a black drug gang in Philadelphia, ends up in prison. The second movie shows how Beans survives in prison by hooking up with another black gangster from Miami named El Pollo Loco, or Crazy Chicken. Loco says his long-time mentor and substitute father, Biggis, can get them back on top in Philly and help defeat Beans' rival. When Beans suddenly gets out of jail by other means, he finds there's more going on than he and Loco thought.

STATE PROPERTY 2 is cleverly written and edited, but the story eventually succumbs to over-complicated, confusing plot twists that destroy the movie's momentum. Also, there are no real heroes in the story. The main characters are all pretty despicable gangsters. Obscenities are also rampant throughout the movie, and there is a pretty strong sexual montage of one of the gangster's daily sexual exploits. The movie's pro-gangster themes are laced with gangster rap. This immoral pagan content only serves to degrade young people living in the inner city, both young men and young women.