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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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Sal
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Lujak
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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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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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14 March 2003 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

The lower budget crime movie today is generally full of ignorant low-lifes, shoot outs every 5 minutes from weapons of mass destruction and dialogue consisting of hundreds of F bombs. Simply put, nothing of any intelligence can be expected or received.

Thankfully, Protection is different. While it is not lacking in shoot outs and other violence, Protection actually includes an intelligent script and people who can act. It leaves out most of the profanity as well racial diversity. I don't recall a single Black, Hispanic or Asian person in the film. Stephen Baldwin does a great job and is in almost every scene. This is still a lower budget film that will slip below most peoples' radar.


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