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Feds (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 28 October 1988 (USA)
While Ellie is strong, streetwise, practical, social but scholarly weak, Janis is the opposite and thus make ideal room and team mates at a tough 16 week FBI training course.


Daniel Goldberg (as Dan Goldberg)


Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg (as Dan Goldberg)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca De Mornay ... DeWitt
Mary Gross ... Zuckerman
Ken Marshall ... Brent
Fred Thompson ... Bilecki (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Larry Cedar ... Butz
Raymond Singer ... Hupperman
James Luisi ... Sperry
Rex Ryon ... Parker
Norman Bernard Norman Bernard ... Bickerstaff
Don Stark ... Willy
David Sherrill ... Duane
Jon Cedar ... Senior Agent
Tony Longo ... Sailor
Bradley Weissman Bradley Weissman ... Graham
Michael Chieffo ... Louie


Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course in which they learn to deal with guns and recognize crimes. They also get physical training. Ellie is a real fighting machine in contrast with Janis, the great student. They must help each other, because only when they pass all the tests will they be allowed to join the FBI. Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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Sleep tight America. These women carry guns.


Comedy | Crime


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Did You Know?


Part of a cycle of American cop comedies that got made after the box-office success of Police Academy (1984). The films include that movie's numerous sequels, Feds (1988), Recruits (1986), Off Beat (1986), Night Patrol (1984), Moving Violations (1985) and Hollywood Vice Squad (1986). See more »


When Zuckerman finally learns to shoot she fires 8 or 9 shots into the target's head.............from a 6-shot revolver. See more »


Janis Zuckerman: He was kinda of cute... for a sociopath.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Ellie and Janis receive their assignments as they talk with Howard about his assignment to Duluth, MN. Both get L.A. See more »


References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »


Performed by Circle Jerks (as The Circle Jerks)
Composed by Zander Schloss and Greg Hetson
Courtesy of Relativity Records, Inc.
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DeMornay is beautiful. What else is needed?
10 May 2016 | by PredragReviewsSee all my reviews

A great action film, but not as clever as the first film and not as tightly put together as the second. It lost its way a couple of times and I was left feeling that of the first three films, strangely this was seemed the most outdated. Still a good yarn and never boring. "Feds" was refreshing in the sense that it's a "female buddy" cop movie that didn't have to depend on vulgarity or sexuality to be entertaining unlike its modern counterpart "The Heat". Yes, both women have a crush on their respective male equivalents, but the movie didn't dwell on it so it didn't resort to being a rom-com either, which typically happens these days. Overall they just help each other become more competitive against their fellow classmates, there's no trickery involved, no toilet humor, no crudeness, and really no male-bashing either - the brainy Janis helps Marine Ellie become a better test taker and Ellie gives tips to Janis on how to pass the physical requirements. Good clean fun. I would've been satisfied if the jerks failed but oh well, good ending nonetheless.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.

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Release Date:

28 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,388,317, 30 October 1988

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