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Protection (2001)

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A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways.

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Ted
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Lujak
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Gina
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Gary Fine ...
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Carlo Berardinucci ...
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Amy Sobol ...
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Buzz (as Edward Yankee)
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Vanessa
David L. McCallum ...
Bud Barstow
Ian Finlay ...
Maynard
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A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways.

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mobster | independent film | See All (2) »

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The greatest threat to his future was his past.

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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28 October 2001 (Turkey)  »

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Final film directed by John Flynn. See more »

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Sal: Open Your Eyes. I want you to look at me before I kill you.
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A watchable film with an excellent performance from Stephen Baldwin
16 January 2002 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

When a mobster is in trouble with other mobsters for turning prosecution witness against them, the FBI need to step in and provide protection. This is the case for Stephen Baldwin and his wife and son in this movie. Baldwin plays an excellent role as the bad guy needing protection. He is well supported by Peter Gallagher, his new found business partner and neighbor when they are relocated in another city. Unfortunately for Baldwin's character, trying to live a normal life without using his gangster attitude is not easy. This movie is worth a look.


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