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Madea's Witness Protection -- 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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Tyler Perry (written by)
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Release Date:
29 June 2012 (USA) See more »
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Believe it or not, they know too much. See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Brian

Eugene Levy ... George Needleman

Denise Richards ... Kate Needleman

Doris Roberts ... Barbara

Romeo Miller ... Jake

Tom Arnold ... Walter

John Amos ... Pastor Nelson

Marla Gibbs ... Hattie

Danielle Campbell ... Cindy

Devan Leos ... Howie

Shayne Anderson ... TSA Agent
Dean Balkwill ... Attendant

Nelson Bonilla ... Agent Mulligan

Frank Brennan ... Jack Goldberg
Eric Brooks ... Bellman
Daniel Brule ... Bike Messenger

Jonny Clemson ... Bellman #2
John Paul George ... John Paul

Meg Gillentine ... Flight Attendant

Jeff Joslin ... Lucas

Andrew Koehler ... Pilot (as Andy Koehler)
Arin Logan ... Bank Receptionist

Eaddy Mays ... Agent Thomas

Shane Partlow ... FBI Agent
Wanda Smith ... Security Guard
Kathleen J. Bertrand ... Choir
Colette L. Coward ... Choir
Tiffany Davis ... Choir
Darren Ellis ... Choir
Alfreda Gerald ... Choir
Betsy Christian Gerald-Randolph ... Choir
Patricia Elaine Grigsby ... Choir
Eric Bernard Jackson ... Choir
Theresa Hightower ... Choir
Sheneca Holmes ... Choir
Kipper Jones ... Choir
John Madgett ... Choir
Latrice Pace ... Choir
Penny Yvette Ray ... Choir
Frederick Sawyers ... Choir
Myra Walker ... Choir
Erika Ware ... Choir
Delrick O. White ... Choir
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony W. Allen ... Prosecuter (uncredited)
Mark Anthony Brooks ... Grocery Clerk (uncredited)
Elijah Everett ... Uncle joe / double (uncredited)

Stephanie Greenquist ... Various (voice) (uncredited)

Walter Hendrix III ... Precision Driver (uncredited)

Cameron Mills ... Church member (uncredited)

John J. Palomino ... Upscale New Yorker (uncredited)

Charlie Sheen ... Charlie Sheen (uncredited)

Shatareia Stokes ... Stewardess / Traveler (uncredited)

Directed by
Tyler Perry 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tyler Perry (written by)

Tyler Perry (based on characters created by)

Produced by
Ozzie Areu .... producer
Paul Hall .... producer
John J. Kelly .... executive producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Tyler Perry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Aaron Zigman 
 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
 
Casting by
Kim Coleman  (as Kim Taylor-Coleman)
 
Production Design by
Eloise Crane Stammerjohn  (as Eloise C Stammerjohn)
 
Art Direction by
Dane Moore 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Galline 
Kathleen Denson (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Carol Oditz 
 
Makeup Department
Andrea C. Brotherton .... key hair stylist
Carol 'Ci Ci' Campbell .... department head hairstylist
Tracy Ewell .... key makeup artist
Vincent Gideon .... hairstylist
Kimberly Jones .... department head make-up artist
Wanda Patterson .... makeup artist: Mr. Perry
Sabrina Rowe .... manicurist
Craig Damon Sanders .... barber (as Craig Damon Sanders)
Ariane Turner .... makeup artist
Kenneth Walker .... hairstylist: Mr. Perry
Bryan Whisnant .... hairstylist
Wesley Wofford .... key prosthetic makeup
 
Production Management
Jennifer Booth .... assistant production manager (as Jennifer L. Booth)
Petra Hoebel .... assistant unit production manager: NYC
John J. Kelly .... unit production manager
Mark W. McCoy .... post production manager (as Mark McCoy)
Mark W. McCoy .... post-production manager (as Mark W McCoy)
Curtis A. Miller .... production director (Lions Gate Films)
Carl Pedregal .... post-production supervisor
Sabine Schenk .... production supervisor: NYC
Donna Sloan .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Alvelo .... second second assistant director (as Samuel J Alvelo)
Dylan Hopkins .... first assistant director: New York City
Maura Kelly .... second assistant director: New York City
Gregory J. Pawlik Jr. .... second assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Charlotte Acker .... art department assistant
Calvin Ashford .... digital art: manager
Chris Bush .... assistant property master (as Christopher Ian Bush)
Jeremiah Castleman .... art department production assistant
Tommy Cochran .... set painter
Danny S. Cochrane .... scenic artist (as Danny S. Cochran)
Gordon Craig Davenport .... propmaker
Billy Deacon .... construction medic
Scott K. Deadwyler .... propmaker
James W. Denney .... propmaker
Kathleen M. Denson .... set dresser
Mike Ellison .... property assistant
Karen A. Felix .... property master
Christopher Ferris .... propmaker
Fred Fonner .... propmaker
Patrick Fuhrman .... leadman
Seth Gardner .... propmaker
Lucas Godfrey .... set dresser
Rob Hamby .... propmaker
Todd Hatfield .... lead scenic
Trent Hevener .... propmaker
Stephen Hutton .... propmaker
Sean Ryan Jennings .... set designer
Adam Johnson .... propmaker
Steve Klimes .... propmaker
Sedrick Lakpa .... set dresser
Johnny Land .... set dresser
Konrad Lewis .... on-set dresser
Cody Maughon .... propmaker
Jeffrey L. Maughon .... propmaker
Joe Maughon .... propmaker
Drew Meyers .... set dresser
Gregory S. Mills .... gang boss
Blake Myers .... set dresser
Grahame Ménage .... scenic foreperson
Pat Oldknow .... propmaker
Richard L. Phillips .... gang boss
Elliot A. Pittman .... propmaker
Laine Proctor .... propmaker
Taraja Ramsess .... set dresser
William T. Reynolds .... propmaker
Kelly Richardson .... art department coordinator
Michael Everett Roland .... scenic artist
Christopher Scheetz .... construction coordinator
Joey Sisson .... set dresser
Terry J. Smith .... general foreperson
Mary Stacy .... set decoration buyer (as Mary M Stacy)
Craig Stanley .... set painter
Denette West .... key greens
Vance Williams .... propmaker
Jeff Williamson .... scenic artist
Colin Woode .... propmaker
 
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Barrick .... adr recordist
Steve Bartkowicz .... mixing engineer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Kimberly Ellis .... dialog & foley editor (as Kimberly Wilhoit)
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Shane Hayes .... adr recordist
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor
Jason C. Lewis .... sound utility (as Jason Christopher Lewis)
Colt Logan .... boom operator
Alexander Lowe .... pro tools: sound recordist
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Whit Norris .... production sound mixer
Egor Panchenko .... pro tools playback mixer
Douglas Parker .... mixing recordist
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Tami Treadwell .... adr mixer
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound effects editor (as Karen Triest)
Dale Whitman .... production sound mixer: NYC
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant
 
Special Effects by
Jeremy Farlow .... special effects technician
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Wendy Canto .... scheduling: di
Katrina Gomez .... data lab operator
Steve Hernandez .... DI producer
Holly Gregory Horter .... compositor
Thuy Le .... compositor
Chris LeDoux .... visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Mark LeDoux .... compositor
Tim LeDoux .... compositing supervisor: Crafty Apes
Rob Marcacci .... data labs operator
Jason Modica .... quality control operator
Uri Niv .... digital intermediate coordinator
Aracely Romo .... scheduling: di
Jason Sanford .... visual effects producer: Crafty Apes
Tina Wallace .... compositor
Ashley J. Ward .... compositor
 
Stunts
Daniel Brule .... stunt performer
Jwaundace Candece .... stunt driver
John Casino .... stunt driver
John Cooper .... stunt driver
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator
Elizabeth Davidovich .... stunt driver
Adam C. Edwards .... stunt driver (as Adam Ciesielski)
Jon Gould .... stunt driver
Walter Hendrix III .... precision driver
Terrence Julien .... stunt double: Romeo (as Terrence D. Julien)
Jason Kehler .... stunt driver
Scott Ledbetter .... stunt driver
David Nash .... stunt driver
David Nash .... stunt performer
Manny Perry .... stunt double: Tyler Perry
Manny Perry .... stunt driver
Todd Warren .... stunt driver
Greg Wattkis .... stunt double: Romeo
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charlie Anderson .... digital imaging technician
Christopher Anderson .... electrician
Rick Anderson .... generator operator
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Ben Bardin .... rigging key grip (as Benjamin A Bardin)
Patrick Barnes .... technocrane operator
Dane Bjerno .... aerial camera technician
Kenneth Bolton .... grip
Pete Bowman .... grip
Warren Brace .... second assistant a-camera
Ian Bracone .... first assistant "b" camera: NYC
Marc Casey .... second assistant "b" camera
Ted Chu .... b camera operator
Chris Clark .... electrician (as Chris 'CC' Clark)
Dan Cornwall .... gaffer
Jeff Crumbley .... camera operator: c
Justin DeGuire .... first assistant camera: c
Nick Demas .... first assistant a-camera
Peter Dietrich .... first assistant b camera (as Peter Vannort Dietrich)
Jay Eckhardt .... first assistant a-camera: NYC
Rusty Edmonson .... electrician
Ramon Engle .... additional camera operator
Amanda Etheridge .... digital utility
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Brant S. Fagan .... a camera operator
Michael Fedack .... a dolly grip
Tom Fendley .... rigging gaffer
Andrew Fernandez .... rigging electrician
Nicholas Fernandez .... rigging electrician
Dale Fowler .... best boy electric
Donny Fowler .... electrician
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip: NYC
Dustin Havnen .... rigging grip
Ryan Heide .... digital imaging technician
Brian Heller .... aerial camera operator
Sean Hepler .... rigging electrician
Robert Holcomb .... rigging electrician
Darryl Humber .... b dolly grip
Kevin Jackson .... rigging best boy grip
Tony Jenzano .... video assist operator (as Tony Jenzano III)
Scott Jolliff .... electrician
Justin Yardley Jones .... rigging grip
Parker Kempf .... rigging grip
Matthew J. Klann .... stage rigging grip
James Kunkle .... stage rigging grip
Jon Lindsay .... first assistant camera: c (as John Lindsay)
Michael McDonald .... best boy electric: NYC
Matthew McGinn .... second assistant "c" camera (as Matt McGinn)
Saul McSween .... digital loader
Mark A. Miller .... stage rigging technician
Christopher Moore .... stage rigging grip
Sean Neal .... rigging grip
Connor O'Malley .... electrician (as Connor Patrick O'Malley)
Gary Oldknow .... grip
Chad Oliver .... digital imaging technician
Derek Page .... dimmer board operator (as Derek Page Sr)
Derek Page .... stage rigging gaffer
Jeff Panessa .... company grip: NYC
Robbin Park .... best boy grip: NYC
Jerry Parker .... rigging electrician
Robert Pearson .... stage rigging grip
Christopher E. Pettus .... balloon technician
Charles Praileau .... stage rigging grip (as Charles Rice Praileau)
Andrew Priestley .... camera operator: NYC
Scott Ramsey .... gaffer: New York
Michael Renz .... helicopter pilot: aerial camera helicopter
Mackie Roberts .... best boy grip (as John 'Mackie' Roberts)
Anthony Samuel .... stage rigging grip
John Sandin .... digital loader: NYC
Alfredo J. Santiago .... rigging electrician
Riko Schatke .... key grip
Chad Schroeder .... electrician
Art Schultz .... rigging best boy electric
Edwin Shimko .... second assistant a-camera: NYC
Greg Still .... electrician (as Gregory R Still)
Chris Varconie .... rigging grip (as Christopher William Varconie)
Kevin Wilson .... video assist
Jason Younger .... grip
Matthew J. Klann .... stage best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Heather Hylton Bivens .... extras casting director
Nicole Brown .... extras casting assistant
Rhavynn Drummer .... additional casting
Emily Mask .... extras casting assistant
Shon Middlebrooks .... casting assistant: Atlanta
Jenny Trinh .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashley Aikens Dorough .... costume shopper (as Ashley Aikens)
Ashley Aikens Dorough .... costumes buyer (as Ashley Aikens)
Queen Sylvia Akuchie .... costumer: Mr. Perry
Aliyah Baynes .... set costumer
Lorraine Coppin .... costume supervisor
Kairo Courts .... key costumer
Kirby Emile .... costume p.a.
Careen Fowles .... costume supervisor: NYC
Mauricia Grant .... costume department coordinator
Diane J. Harriday .... seamstress
Alexyz Danine Kemp .... costume assistant
Gertrude Moore .... seamstress
Ashley Marie Parker .... additional costumer
Tahsheika Plater .... set costumer
Marla Star .... assistant to the costume designer
Mason Hollandbeck Duke of Sussex .... costume assistant
Myra N. Foy .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... lab color timer
Manny Dubon .... digital conform editor
Joe Finley .... digital intermediate colorist
Bruce Fowler .... account manager assistant
Duck Grossberg .... operator: dailies lab
Erik Hansen .... operator: dailies lab
Eric Van Dyn Hoven .... post production intern
Saj Jayasinghe .... lab account manager
Joi McMillon .... assistant editor
Scott Morris .... post production intern
Justin Powell .... post-production coordinator
Kimi Rosenthal .... post-production assistant
Jerry D. Smith .... editorial production assistant
Jay Talactac .... editorial production assistant
Amber Taylor .... account executive: di
Ariana Young .... post production senior coordinator
 
Music Department
Maeve Brophy .... music assistant
Johnny Caruso .... music editor (as John Caruso)
Erin Dillon .... assistant music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Louis Febre .... orchestrations
Eric Goldman .... songs producer
Jerry Hey .... orchestrations
Joel C. High .... music supervisor
The Hollywood Studio Symphony .... orchestra
Steve Juliani .... score preparation (as Steven Juliani)
Patrick Kirst .... orchestrations
Stephanie Kremer .... general manager: music
Thomas Krottinger .... music assistant
Mateo Laboriel .... electronic music programming
Ernest Lee .... additional engineering (as Ernie Lee)
Matt Lilley .... music clearance and licensing
Alexander Lowe .... music recordist
Michael T. Marlett .... composer: additional music
Lilly Reid .... music coordinator
Marcus Sjowall .... score preparation
Noah Scot Snyder .... additional engineering (as Noah Snyder)
Michael Stern .... recording and mixed by
Myra Walker .... choir master
Brad Warnaar .... orchestrations
Willa Yudell .... music coordinator
Aaron Zigman .... orchestrations
Aaron Zigman .... score: composing and conducting
 
Transportation Department
Ralph Astarita .... driver
Linda Barrett .... driver
Joseph F. Beeco .... driver
Bill Buckman .... driver: NYC (as William Buckman Jr)
Dennis Carter .... picture car captain
Jerry Carter .... transportation captain
Myra Carter .... transportation dispatcher
Eddie Cavett .... production driver
Arthur C. Chesser .... driver
Howard Clark .... driver (as Howard J Clark)
Tim Collis .... driver
Barbara Crawford .... driver
William Crawford .... driver (as William 'Bruce' Crawford)
Thomas Fountain .... driver
Thomas Fountain .... fuel truck driver
Michael Freeman .... transportation coordinator
Michael T. Gardner .... driver
Gary Gennetti .... driver: NYC
Derek James Gober .... driver
Gregory Goode .... driver
Edward Harper .... driver
Michael F. Hicks .... driver
Barbara Hopkins .... driver
David Kyle .... driver
David T. Little .... driver
Dermot Mackin .... driver: NYC
Sean McNay .... driver: NYC
Robert Mike Miller .... driver
Michael Papa .... driver: NYC
Michael R. Purvis .... driver
James T. Quinn .... transportation captain: NYC
Windi Robinson .... driver
Patricia Sammons .... driver (as Trish Sammons)
J.R. Scarlatos .... driver: NYC (as Stratis Scarlatos Jr)
Brenda Gail Stephens .... driver
Diedre Walker .... driver
James Walker .... driver
Gary Weatherford .... driver
Tyson Weatherford .... driver
 
Other crew
Dana Abercrombie .... stand-in
Dana Abercrombie .... stand-in: madea
Charlyn Adkins .... vice president of business and legal affairs
Jill Andrade .... studio manager: TPS
Mario Areu .... post production operations: TPS
Ozzie Areu .... president: TPS
Will Areu .... senior vice president: TPS
Bree Bailey .... manager of production: Lionsgate
Philip Banks .... additional set production assistant
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Nayisha Bargblor .... additional set production assistant
Annette Bas .... second assistant accountant
Ben Beavers .... accounting clerk
Kyle Benn .... assistant to Mr. Sacchi
Kyle Benn .... assistant: Mr. Sacchi
Kathy Berry .... location scout
Khalilah Birdsong .... corporate relations: and development - TPS
Peter den Boer .... stand-in
Max Brewer .... security services
Chris Brown .... budget supervisor: music
David M. Brown .... key craft service
Eleanor Bryan .... additional set production assistant
Bobby Burks .... medic
Maurice Cabrera .... parking coordinator: NYC
George Camarda .... script supervisor
Celena Shackelford Cater .... studio teacher
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
J. Chan Claggett .... location manager
Ami Cohen .... production department: senior coordinator - Lionsgate
Rodrigo Lopez Contreras .... assistant chef
Mark Cottrell .... location manager
Chris Coyne .... location scout: NYC
Angie Dean .... location scout (as Angela M. Dean)
Manuel Delatorre .... head chef
Ryan Dirkes .... location assistant
Derrick Doose .... key set production assistant
Erin Douglass .... additional set production assistant
Patrick Eaton .... production assistant: NYC
Gary Ebron .... production assistant
Yon Elvira .... vice president: of assets and unit publicity
Katie Ferguson .... production secretary
Anastasia Folorunso .... set production assistant: NYC
Julie Fontaine .... executive vice president: of publicity
Jasmine K. Franklin .... production assistant
Brian Freedman .... additional set production assistant
Fred Gabrielli .... caterer
Arthur J. Gallagher .... insurance
Larry Gilbert .... security services
Jeffrey Gladu .... payroll accountant (as Jeff Gladu)
Kristopher Ryan Gordon .... craft service assistant
Eddie Griffith .... key set production assistant: NYC
Matthew K. Grigsby .... production accountant
Wescott Guarino .... executive vice president: of finance
Edward Guzman .... assistant chef
Jimmy Hang .... set production assistant: NYC
Anthony J. Hanna .... additional legal services
Liam Hearne .... post-production accountant
Stella L. Holmes .... set production assistant
Jeff Horne .... location scout: NYC
Niki Hossack .... set production assistant: NYC
Bill Jacks .... manager of business and legal affairs
Robert Jemian .... additional set production assistant (as Robert David Jemian)
Antonio Jimenez .... assistant chef
Catina R. Jones .... assistant production coordinator
Alexyz Danine Kemp .... office production assistant (as Alexyz Kemp)
Robin Rk Kempf .... set production assistant (as Vanessa Robin Kempf)
Danielle King .... set production assistant
Andrew C. Kirk .... key assistant location manager
Adam J. Korn .... production financing
Jennifer Krapf .... executive assistant: Mr. Areu
Desa Larkin-Boutté .... additional set production assistant
Shay Latte .... location coordinator
Chasity Lowe .... set medic
Paul Lowe .... set medic (as Paul Lowe RN)
Victor Lozano .... assistant chef
Melanie Manning .... location scout
Krystal Mathiesen .... first assistant accountant
Megan A. McCoy .... office production assistant
Tracy McKnight .... executive in charge: of film music
Shay McNair .... location coordinator
Chris Mello .... credits: coordinator
Robert M. Melnik .... executive vice president of business and legal affairs (as Robert Melnik)
Curtis A. Miller .... supervisor of production administration: Lionsgate
Felicia Moniz .... office production assistant
Michael Nebiker .... studio teacher
Joseph Newman .... office production assistant
Tin Nino Ninkovic .... office production assistant (as Nino Ninkovic)
Andy Norman .... operations manager: TPS
Jason Norman .... craft service assistant
Sommer Oliver .... travel coordinator
Paul E. Olivier Jr. .... second assistant accountant
Neil Ollivierra .... vice president of business and legal affairs
Tim Palen .... chief marketing officer
Mark Pedante .... production finance: Lionsgate
Tavious Peters .... stand- in
Martin Peterson .... set production assistant: NYC
David Albert Pierce .... additional legal services
Maggie Preciado .... caterer
Jason Quimby .... location scout: NYC
Shayna Rasin .... assistant: Mr. Hall
Crystal Ro .... production coordinator: Illusion Industries
Braheeim Roberts .... set production assistant
Juan Carlos Ruelas .... head chef
John Sacchi .... senior vice president of production: Lionsgate
Carlos Gonzalez Salazar .... assistant chef
John Sanchez .... production coordinator
Jennifer Santos .... set production assistant: NYC
Trevor Schliefer .... additional set production assistant
Sara Schneider .... assistant: Mr. Melnik
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Marc Shapiro .... attorney: business and legal affairs
Karen Sidlow .... contract administrator
Mary Lisa Simpson .... studio teacher
Gene Michael Smith .... additional set production assistant (as Gene M Smith)
Michael C. Smith .... security services
Tim Stacker .... location scout: NYC
Amanda Sutton .... post production payroll accountant
Amanda Sutton .... post-production payroll
Jessica Switch .... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Amber Taylor .... account executive
Jeremy Thomas .... facilities manager: TPS
Temarrio Thomas .... additional set production assistant (as Temarrio N Thomas)
Brian S. Tinch .... set production assistant
Jeff Trink .... stand in for jeff joslin
Jennifer Wang .... clearance coordinator
Asante White .... office production assistant
Jasmine K. White .... set production assistant
Lenny Wohl .... general manager: and EVP of music and business affairs
 
Thanks
Amelia Ann .... special thanks
Steve Barton .... special thanks
Yolanda Blum .... special thanks
Chris Budd .... special thanks
Ana Chan .... special thanks
Rob Christensen .... special thanks
Michael Corcoran .... special thanks
Wendy Crowley .... special thanks
Norah Elizabeth .... special thanks
Jessica Garey .... special thanks
Eric Goldman .... special thanks
Herman Johnson .... special thanks
Diana LaPointe .... special thanks
J. Michael Marlett .... special thanks
Michael T. Marlett .... special thanks (as Michael Thomas Marlett)
William H.D. Marlett .... special thanks
Rory McPartland .... special thanks
Bree Nevin .... special thanks
Michael Pizzuto .... special thanks
Lori Rosolino .... special thanks
Peter Shukat .... special thanks
Randall Wixen .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references
Runtime:
USA:114 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
Brian:Guess some other lucky person will make that $4,000 a month.
Brian, Madea: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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Baroque AdagioSee more »

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Oh No! Mad Black Woman Returns in Silly/Contrived Installment, Errs on the Side of Cliché Silliness Rather than Substantive Comedy, 16 July 2012
Author: classicalsteve from Oakland, CA

This film re-affirms Sturgeon's Law, which says 90% of music, books and films are c.r.a.p. Only about 2 scenes and 7 lines in this film had any shred of originality. Most of the film relies on silly Jerry Lewis-type comedy targeted at an audience who'll laugh at anything which goes splat, most of which has been used over and over again in forgettable films since the 1930's. Tyler Perry has had success with possibly the most over-the-top, ridiculous, pompous and irritating character in recent memory, named simply Madea. And the bad part she been and probably will return in many films. In previous offerings, she was Grandma Madea. In this film she is Auntie Madea.

Madea is a cross between Aunt Esther (the over-the-top bible-thumping matriarch from the 1970's television show "Sanford and Son") and Mama of "Mama's Family" of the 1980's, all encompassed within a body which would give football line backer Lawrence Taylor a run for his money. She has a behind which fits into dresses like a medicine ball being forced into jockey shorts and breasts which probably need multiple area codes. She overtakes the rest of the cast not just in height and build but in her endless need to spew out relentless cliché dribble, speaking every single thought in her head no matter how offensive or ridiculous. The only aspects of Madea I found I could tolerate was when she left her scenes. It was like "thank God". Her vocabulary is limited, with the words "sugar", "honey", and "ass" being repeated over and over again.

But Madea is not the only problem with the whole experience. The CFO's wife looks like she just graduated from High School, looking a lot like the older sister of his daughter. Was this supposed to be funny? It was just stupid and verging on offensive. His mother who lives with them is not playing with a full deck. As Madea puts it, "the store's open but nobody's shopping." The other children seem like characters who didn't make the final cut of the Brady Bunch.

The plot, obviously contrived to enable some means to put Madea into the "story", involves a middle-aged CFO of the charity/foundation part of a mob-backed corporation which has been running a ponzi scheme. He arrives at the office where everybody is shredding everything in site. If they were trying to force computer screens into shredding machines, it wouldn't have been any more crazy. He finds out he was hired as the fall guy for the corporation which will be the center-piece of an upcoming PBS Frontline. He puts himself at the mercy of government investigators who decide to put him and his family into a safe-house while the trial is underway, fearing that this will be the best protection.

Of course, the investigator has his aunt put up the white family in, you guessed it, the home of the Mad Black Woman: Madea. The main thrust of the comedy involves the white family possibly from Upstate New York or New England being in the same sphere of the Mad Black Woman from the South. Every scene and every confrontation was predictable and totally contrived from the first. She spews out line after line of cliché tripe, most of which is so predictable and vulgar that it wasn't even remotely entertaining. It's just unbearable. And the problem is, we know what she's going to say. For example, she doesn't like the white folks sleeping late: "You better get the hell up or when I come back up in here you know what's gonna happen? You're gonna taste the rainbow." or "If I come back up these stairs and you still in this bed I'm gonna get completely naked and get up in there with you and spoon." Now that has to be the most horrible threat of the entire movie. I would prefer being accosted by Charles Manson than seeing Madea without any clothes. The only sequence I found remotely entertaining involved Medea's brother Joe and the implication that he and the white CFO might be related. He asks questions and finds they have more in common than they might realize.

This movie is essentially a series of bad Saturday Night Live sketches all involving the character Madea. Inside the film, was a better one which could have been much more interesting. One character is the son of a preacher who has lost their church's money which he invested into the ponzi scheme. That had great potential and still could have been funny to see how he could get back the money. But unfortunately, the movie is all about Made, and the whole idea never takes itself seriously. Madea's bad clothes, her bad lines, her bad demeanor. And if you don't find Madea funny, it's gonna be your-know-what. I think Tyler Perry has a modicum of talent, but he isn't going to win any acclaim with this drivel.

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