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Witless Protection (2008)

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The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and ... See full summary »

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The story centers on a small-town sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be FBI agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her. Written by anonymous

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sheriff | fbi | shotgun | possum | polo | See more »

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Protecting America's assets.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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22 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Astynomos gia klammata  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,116,692 (USA) (22 February 2008)

Gross:

$4,131,640 (USA) (14 March 2008)
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Do NOT go by the review. This one is FUN!
12 March 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Yup, its slapstick, its over the top. So what? The movie was actually fun and trust me is MONEY's WORTH! I was actually disappointed to see the low rating for the movie here and that's what prompted me to pitch in with a few words of deserving credit. Witless protection had some of the most ingenious and endearing moments which even the gluttonously overpriced films fail to deliver with their pricey star cast. Larry, the cable guy who plays the dumb witted cop running into trouble around every corner is hugely enjoyable and his act believable. Thankfully, the director spared a run-of-the-mill chemistry between the lead pair. So Kudos to the film for making my balmy afternoon at home a time well spent. And, I wouldn't mind watching it a second time around...


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