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Federal Protection (2002)

"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the... See full summary »

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Anthony Hickox

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Craig Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Frank Carbone / Howard Akers
Angela Featherstone ... Leigh Kirkindall
Dina Meyer ... Bootsie Cavander
David Lipper ... Denny Kirkindall
Frank Chiesurin ... Sid
Tony Calabretta ... Pasquale 'Patsy' Dilepsi
Mark Camacho ... Joseph Pagnozzi
Steven P. Park Steven P. Park ... Chong-Sung (as Steven Park)
Chip Chuipka Chip Chuipka ... Marshal Donald Powers
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Marshal Chuck Sturdevant
Maxim Roy ... Marjorie Watts
Anatoly Zinoviev Anatoly Zinoviev ... Teddy
Michael Filipowich ... Johnny the Face
Carl Alacchi ... Gio Brogianto
Maria Bertrand ... Vicky Brogianto (as Maria Yvonne Bertrand)
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"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify against the mobsters and his life is suddenly worthless - unless he submits to going into federal protection. The FBI gives him a new name - Howard Akers - and relocates him to a sleepy middle-class suburb in Little Rock, AR. Howard catches the attention of his lovely neighbor, Leigh, a bored fund-raiser for a non-profit zoo whose husband, Dennis, is having an affair - and she knows it, but she doesn't know it's with her hot-blooded sister, Bootsie. Leigh becomes friends with the enigmatic Howard, but Dennis and Bootsie see an opportunity to earn the million-dollar bounty the mob has put on his head by turning him in to the mob. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Témoin sous protection See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Enjoyable fluff
6 January 2003 | by borg9of9235See all my reviews

The plot was silly, the husband was silly, some scenes were silly, but it fun to watch. Personally I didn't really care about the main story arc, but the secondary one was fun. One thing about the movie is that it left me wondering what in the world did girls see in the husband?

Pretty much everything involving the mafiosos was enjoyable, especially the park scene. I might rent the movie again just for them. If you are looking for something to kill some time while enjoying a brew, this is a good choice.


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