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1. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Writer: Brad Bird | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

2. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

4. The Family (2013)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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42 Metascore

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Writers: Luc Besson, Michael Caleo, Tonino Benacquista | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D'Leo

5. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Writer: Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

6. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

7. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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48 Metascore

The Angels investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley | Director: McG | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, Bernie Mac

8. Smokin' Aces (2006)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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45 Metascore

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Writer: Joe Carnahan | Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin

9. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.

Writers: George Gallo, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

10. Hit and Run (2012)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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50 Metascore

Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.

Writer: Dax Shepard | Directors: David Palmer, Dax Shepard | Stars: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth

11. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.

Writers: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

12. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

Writers: Justin Haythe, Ric Roman Waugh | Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

13. A History of Violence (2005)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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81 Metascore

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

Writers: John Wagner, Vince Locke, Josh Olson | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

14. Domestic Disturbance (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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29 Metascore

A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.

Writers: Lewis Colick, William S. Comanor, Gary Drucker | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Travolta, Nick Loren, James Lashly, Rebecca Tilney

15. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Writer: David Michôd | Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

16. Fire with Fire (II) (2012)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against, after being held up at a local convenience store, threatens him.

Writer: Tom O'Connor | Director: David Barrett | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio

17. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Writers: William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

18. Eraser (1996)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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56 Metascore

A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

Writers: Tony Puryear, Walon Green, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa Williams, James Caan, James Coburn

19. Bullitt (1968)

PG | 114 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Writers: Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner, Robert L. Fish | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon

20. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Horror

5.5
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A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Writers: Paula Gosling, Sylvester Stallone | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

21. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Writer: Joseph Howard | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

22. Killshot (2008)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Writers: Hossein Amini, Elmore Leonard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

23. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, Richard Price | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

24. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the district attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Writers: John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

25. The Interpreter (2005)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

Writers: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen

26. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Writers: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

27. Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.7
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27 Metascore

In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.

Writer: Marc Lawrence | Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Elisabeth Moss

28. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.7
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42 Metascore

A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tom Arnold

29. 15 Minutes (2001)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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34 Metascore

A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks

30. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Writers: Robert T. Megginson, Gregory Fleeman | Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

31. Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

Writers: Louis Venosta, Eric Lerner, David Seltzer | Director: John Badham | Stars: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke

32. Raw Deal (1986)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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A former FBI agent turned small town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by the Chicago Mafia.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati, Gary DeVore, Norman Wexler | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Sam Wanamaker, Paul Shenar

33. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Michael (or Fresh as he's well known) is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded housing project with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum, but still meets with... See full summary »

Writer: Boaz Yakin | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

34. Gotti (1996 TV Movie)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. He... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Capeci, Gene Mustain, Steve Shagan | Directors: Robert Harmon, Robert Harmon | Stars: Armand Assante, Anthony Quinn, William Forsythe, Richard C. Sarafian

35. My Blue Heaven (I) (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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35 Metascore

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Writer: Nora Ephron | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack, Melanie Mayron

36. See Spot Run (2001)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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24 Metascore

A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.

Writers: George Gallo, Gregory Poirier, Dan Baron, Chris Faber, Andrew Deane, Michael Alexander Miller, Stuart Gibbs, Craig Titley | Director: John Whitesell | Stars: David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Joe Viterelli

37. Boy Wonder (2010)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.

Writer: Michael Morrissey | Director: Michael Morrissey | Stars: Caleb Steinmeyer, Zulay Henao, Bill Sage, Daniel Stewart Sherman

38. Police Story (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Writers: Jackie Chan, Paul Clay, Edward Tang | Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Kwok-Hung Lam

39. The Killer Elite (1975)

PG | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Mike Locke, who works for a private security firm affiliated with the CIA, is betrayed by his partner and left apparently crippled for life.

Writers: Marc Norman, Stirling Silliphant, Robert Syd Hopkins | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill, Bo Hopkins

40. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect.

Writer: Howard Franklin | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Orbach

41. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most deadly (and deceptive) criminal he has ever had to deal with. It doesn't help that ... See full summary »

Writer: Hilary Henkin | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Wallace Wood, Juliette Lewis

42. Rapid Fire (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan... See full summary »

Writers: Cindy Cirile, Alan B. McElroy | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, Raymond J. Barry

43. SPL: Kill Zone (2005)

93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A near retired cop and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with a replacement inspector who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top assassin to kill the cops.

Writers: Wilson Yip, Kam-Yuen Szeto, Wai Lun Ng | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Simon Yam, Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Kai Chi Liu

44. Delocated (2009– )

TV-MA | Comedy | Active

7.6
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A man who's in the witness protection program creates a TV reality show about his situation. He has to wear a black ski mask all the time, but other than that he and his family try to live a "normal" life in front of the camera.

Creator: Jon Glaser | Stars: Jon Glaser, Eugene Mirman, Jacob Kogan, Steve Cirbus

45. Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. They hide him because of death threats. He gets caught in a gun battle and ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Menosky, Jeff Rothberg | Director: Bob Giraldi | Stars: Jon Cryer, Keith Coogan, Annabeth Gish, Oliver Cotton

46. Meadowlands (2007– )

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A married couple and their teenage twins move to Meadowlands, a friendly and seemingly safe suburban town, to start a new life. Here, they will soon realize that secrets and mysteries are plentiful, and past is a difficult thing to bury.

Creators: Robert Murphy, Matthew Arlidge | Stars: David Morrissey, Lucy Cohu, Ralph Brown, Tristan Gemmill

47. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Writers: Jay Presson Allen, Sidney Lumet, Robert Daley | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

48. Route 666 (2001)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Fivelson, Thomas Weber, William Wesley | Director: William Wesley | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L.Q. Jones

49. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Writer: Wesley Strick | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

50. Narrow Margin (1990)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Hyams, Earl Felton, Martin Goldsmith, Jack Leonard | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James Sikking, J.T. Walsh