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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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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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Made for Cable - Total Trash
18 April 2003 | by (Reno Nevada) – See all my reviews

You think this film is about the mob? Nossir. It's actually a tawdry suburban tale of a struggling property developer who just after being turned down by the bank (nonsense Hollywood stereotype that banks are conservative) who gets a new neighbor who is in the mob.

How cool I can hear you think.

It's not. It's predictable of course. The mobster is a lady's man who gets real friendly with all his Presbyterian neighbors' wives.

Why has the hoodlum moved into the quiet suburbia? Witness Protection of course. Now there's a well-worn cinematic cliche.

The whole production is cliche corner. No degree of predictability stays unexplored in this one.


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