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Federal Protection (2002)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  15 March 2002 (USA)
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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... 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
Tony Calabretta ...
Pasquale 'Patsy' Dilepsi
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Joseph Pagnozzi
Steven P. Park ...
Chong-Sung (as Steven Park)
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Marshal Donald Powers
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Marshal Chuck Sturdevant
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Marjorie Watts
Anatoly Zinoviev ...
Teddy
Michael Filipowich ...
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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18 July 2002 | by (Coquitlam, BC) – See all my reviews

Although this movie was not particularily "meaty", I would have to say it was quite entertaining. Firstly, Armand Assante's performance as mafioso can never go wrong. His cocky, charismatic portrayal of an ex-mobster in the witness protection program is definitely alluring.

The redheaded neighbor recognizes and falls for him, you feel happy for her as she's in dead-end marriage, and the chemistry between her and Armand is apparent! (I kept thinking . . . if only that could happen to me).

Like I said, it's not filled with the extreme gritty substance of "Gotti", but it is fun and even has some Pulp-Fiction-like dark-comedic scenes -- that, and Armand's performance along with the sexual chemistry make this - I feel - a very worthwhile watch!


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