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Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  29 June 2012 (USA)
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A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

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A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

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Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,390,575 (USA) (29 June 2012)

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$65,623,128 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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In New York, when Madea gets out the cab to go into the bank, she asks George why he's speaking in a French accent when he's only speaking to her. She then says she can also speak French, citing mispronounced lyrics to Lady Marmalade ("Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada...Mocha Chocalata ya ya"). Earlier in the film, Barbara flirts with Joe, saying, "Hello, Joe, wanna give it a go?" This is also a lyric to Lady Marmalade. See more »

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When George Needleman (Eugene Levy) goes to his Manhattan office building and enters the elevator to go up to his office, the elevator inspection certificate is visible. It is issued by the Georgia Department of Labor, meaning that the elevator used for the shot was not located in Manhattan, but rather in Georgia. See more »

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Brian: Guess some other lucky person will make that $4,000 a month.
BrianMadea: You know what? I believe it would be the greatest Christianity thing I could do to help somebody in need. So I'm gonna go ahead and make up these sheets and clean up.
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The acting is simply terrible
4 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Denise Richards is easy on the eyes, but can't act a lick. My wife said to me three times during the film, "this movie is just awful".

Tyler Perry does an adequate portrayal of the cliché black aunt, and there are some entertaining and funny parts, but the other two main characters lay large emu eggs.

The plot becomes very predictable when the clip from a prior movie of the same genre is shown. After that, there is no suspense.

Even Tom Arnold and John Amos struggle to keep it believable.

Romeo and Doris Roberts are okay, but nothing is going to salvage this train wreck.


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