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      Federal Protection

      R 2001 1 hr. 34 min. Drama List
      Reviews 17% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Frankie Carbone (Armand Assante) is a car thief for the mob, but after he survives an attempted hit, he ends up in federal custody and enters a witness protection program. Now known as Howard Akers, he moves to a quiet suburb and becomes involved with his neighbor Leigh (Angela Featherstone), whose husband, Denny (David Lipper), is having an affair with her sister, Bootsie (Dina Meyer). When Bootsie and Denny discover Howard's identity, they decide to try to collect the mob's reward for him. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Good, funny, worth seeing ;) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Udover Assante, så var der intet at komme efter her. Historien var dog ikke helt elendig, og havde sine momenter, men alt i alt alt for kedelig og langtrukken. En film der burde have varet halvdelen af tiden. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Has its moments, but not enough to add up to a watchable witness protection programme going wrong thriller. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Not even close to being a good action film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice when women don't act like weeping wimps for once, in a movie. Heh, heel in forehead... one more good reason why to wear high heel shoes.;) Chain fireworks on mobsters cars and then wracking their little house was pretty sweet way to make his point. It's no great movie really, but strangely I did enjoy it... more or less. The cover should be redesigned though. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A honest gangster movie, with funny shots, but nothing original, in my opinion. Assante could compete with the early Clint Eastwood, when critics told he had just two expressions: with and without hat. Here Assante has no hat at all :D Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com Perhaps it's only because I see five movies a week that are even stupider than Federal Protection that I can give it a mild recommendation. Rated: 3/5 Sep 14, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Frankie Carbone (Armand Assante) is a car thief for the mob, but after he survives an attempted hit, he ends up in federal custody and enters a witness protection program. Now known as Howard Akers, he moves to a quiet suburb and becomes involved with his neighbor Leigh (Angela Featherstone), whose husband, Denny (David Lipper), is having an affair with her sister, Bootsie (Dina Meyer). When Bootsie and Denny discover Howard's identity, they decide to try to collect the mob's reward for him.
      Director
      Anthony Hickox
      Screenwriter
      Craig Smith
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 25, 2017
      Sound Mix
      Surround