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Federal Protection (2002)

"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the... See full summary »

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Frank Carbone / Howard Akers
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Leigh Kirkindall
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Bootsie Cavander
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Denny Kirkindall
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Sid
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Pasquale 'Patsy' Dilepsi
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Joseph Pagnozzi
Steven P. Park ...
Chong-Sung (as Steven Park)
Chip Chuipka ...
Marshal Donald Powers
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Marshal Chuck Sturdevant
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Marjorie Watts
Anatoly Zinoviev ...
Teddy
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Johnny the Face
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Gio Brogianto
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Vicky Brogianto (as Maria Yvonne Bertrand)
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"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify against the mobsters and his life is suddenly worthless - unless he submits to going into federal protection. The FBI gives him a new name - Howard Akers - and relocates him to a sleepy middle-class suburb in Little Rock, AR. Howard catches the attention of his lovely neighbor, Leigh, a bored fund-raiser for a non-profit zoo whose husband, Dennis, is having an affair - and she knows it, but she doesn't know it's with her hot-blooded sister, Bootsie. Leigh becomes friends with the enigmatic Howard, but Dennis and Bootsie see an opportunity to earn the million-dollar bounty the mob has put on his head by turning him in to the mob. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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15 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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cliché but has its charm
5 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is utter cliché, but also an example how one actor can make it worth watching.

Dina Meyer is completely carrying this movie. Even though she doesn't have leading role her scenes are only advantage of this film. Talented actress and stunning beauty. (man, did she look good in that latex dominatrix costume :) )

Sure Assante was cool as always but his scenes were kind of boring. But when story gave attention to Dina this movie was actually interesting.

Movie is complete no brainier, predictable as it can get, but has some charm and is fun watch if you don't expect too much, and especially if you're Dina Meyer fan!


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