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Protector (1998)

Valentine's Day (original title)
Detective Jack Valentine is reinstated from his desk job to go back onto the streets. His first assignment ends with the death of a mobster who was about to turn states evidence. The ... See full summary »

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Jack Valentine
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Alma
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Phil
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Nocera
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Joe Buddha
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Keenan
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Tommy
Susan Kottman ...
Mrs. Duckworth
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Lina
Nicholas Pasco ...
Tony D
A. Frank Ruffo ...
Priest
Eleanor Davis ...
PR Woman
Tony Meyler ...
Barman
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Detective Jack Valentine is reinstated from his desk job to go back onto the streets. His first assignment ends with the death of a mobster who was about to turn states evidence. The killing came as the mobster was with his girlfriend Alma. Jack suspects Alma of being involved - even more so when he finds her involved with one of the mob family, Michael. However he begins to fall for her himself and finds himself involved in the deadly game where not everything is what it seems. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Not very good.
16 June 2015 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Not really a very good movie. It was apparently never intended for theatrical release, nor is it a made-for-cable film. So, keeping in mind that it is a direct-to-video release, it is still not very good. Mario Van Peebles is low-key, even when his character should be more expressive. Rae Dawn Chong looks nice but, but seems to be mailing it in. This may be the fault of the material rather than the actress, though. Zehra Leverman has the most extensive, and the most (relatively) interesting role, and actually does okay with it. I am unfamiliar with her, and she seems to have had a somewhat limited career. Sadly, the film's only real redeeming feature is one quick boob shot from Miss Chong, and several quite nice nude scenes from Ms. Leverman, which are worthwhile, if you are into that sort of thing.


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