A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.
Watch Snitch Movie Online John Matthews, the owner of a small construction company, receives a call from his estranged ex-wife Sylvie Collins. His estranged son Jason is being charged for distribution of illegal drugs; while Jason is not actually a dealer, his friend set him up in a sting operation to reduce his own sentence after being caught. Jason’s charges carry a minimum of a 10 year prison sentence which can only be mitigated by leading to the conviction of another drug dealer, but as he neither knows any dealers nor is willing to set up a friend, his situation seems hopeless. John currently lives with his wife Nadine and young daughter. He feels guilty because he believes Jason made a mistake due to being emotionally abandoned by his father, and he becomes desperate as he realizes that Jason may be killed before he finishes his prison sentence.
Watch Snitch Movie Online Using his connections, John arranges several meetings with the local District Attorney Joanne Keeghan, who is running a very aggressive anti-drug offensive in order to bolster her chances in her Congressional race. Joanne agrees to reduce Jason’s sentence if John can inform on a drug dealer but states that he’ll receive little help from her and that the risk will be all his. Agent Cooper leads a task force which will monitor any dealings John arranges to use as evidence for an arrest. John searches through his employee records and finds an employee on his payroll with two former distribution convictions: Daniel James is now very strictly leading a clean life to avoid a third strike as he now has a wife and young son to care for. John offers twenty-thousand dollars if Daniel will simply introduce him to a dealer. Daniel initially refuses but later agrees so that he can move to a safer apartment for his son, though he is not aware that John is acting as an informant.
Daniel introduces John to Malik, an extremely dangerous high-ranking local drug dealer, who like Daniel also has two strikes. Using the explanation that his business can’t stay afloat in the current economy without a supplement to its revenues, John offers to Malik that he can run nearly limitless amounts of drugs at almost zero risk in his freight trucks. Due to being a legitimate business, the trucks avoid suspicion and carry too much freight to thoroughly search. Malik agrees under the condition that John and Daniel drive the initial run themselves.
John and Agent Cooper arrange for several wire taps to be put in place to catch the transactions involved. John drives to the pickup point near the Mexican border. In the process, a rival gang ambushes the pickup, but John manages a daring escape, impressing cartel kingpin Juan Carlos ‘El Topo’ Pintera, whose cartel successfully fights off the ambushers. John successfully completes his end of the deal, delivering the drugs to Malik while under surveillance by Agent Cooper. Agent Cooper betrays his deal with John when Malik mentions a meeting with higher cartel members than himself: with Cooper hoping to catch the higher priority targets, he refuses to arrest Malik during the deal. John meets with Keeghan and Cooper. Keeghan claims Cooper did the right thing and refuses to reduce Jason’s sentence unless John cooperates in a second meeting. John agrees only if Jason is released immediately upon the job being completed rather than just a reduction in sentence. Around this time, Daniel finds out about the arrangement John made with the police and is furious, saying that the cartel will kill John, Daniel, and their families. John and Daniel send their families into hiding.
John meets with Juan Carlos ‘El Topo’ Pintera under clearly much higher cartel security than he has seen so far. Juan wants John to run nearly $100 million in drug profits into Mexico back to the cartel base of operations and offers to make John a member of the cartel inner circle if he succeeds. John reports this information back to Keeghan and Cooper. Keeghan is ecstatic due to finding such a high target, but Cooper has a change of heart and tries to talk John out of doing the run, as he believes if John does the run the cartel will kill him afterwards. John devises a plan to free himself and Daniel from both the government and the cartel. When performing the run, John is able to escape Cooper’s surveillance. At the same time, Daniel raids Malik’s house, killing all the gang members (including Malik) and finding Juan Carlos’s cell phone number. John calls Cooper and has him track his new cell phone and gives him Juan Carlos’s number to track, effectively giving Cooper the money and the kingpin at once. After a highway chase and shootout, caused by the cartel’s realization that John is an informant, John escapes. Cartel members and the money are seized by Cooper’s men. Juan Carlos is also captured; He is unwilling to get into a shootout with the police, as his young son is with him.
The movie ends with Jason being released the next day. John and his family go into the witness protection program. Daniel refuses to go into the program, but says he and his family will go into hiding on their own. As Daniel has lost his job, John gives Daniel the large reward check that John was supposed to receive for the capture of Juan Carlos. The film concludes by noting some statistics that first-time drug non-violent drug offenders receive larger prison sentences on average than rapists or murderers.