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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 gets her cuffs taken away from her and flipped to the ground, she is cuffed and there is the noise of the cuff closing on her right hand, but the cuff is not closed and can be seen moving as she moves her hands while squirming. See more »


Elizabeth "Ellie" De Witt: Brent? He's been trained for this since he was a sperm.
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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 Roy Gaines and Barry Goldberg
Composed by Barry Goldberg
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The quest to be G women
20 October 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In a way Feds is something of a historic film. Because back in the day there ain't no way J. Edgar Hoover would have allowed his men to have been satirized. They had been used as villains before now someone is poking fun.

Rebecca DeMornay and Mary Gross are a pair of female applicants and they're told up front they are a pair of affirmative action specials. No one expects them to last 16 weeks.

Both women complement each other. Gross is an academic wizard who is a klutz with the physical stuff. DeMornay is a Navy WAVE who is a match for her male counterparts but lacks the education. They are always looking to impress the brass.

The film is compared to police academy movies, but it is hardly as outrageous as that series. No outlandish or colorful characters are spawned from this movie as in Police Academy.

Still though it has lots of laughs and good entertainment value.

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Release Date:

28 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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G-Men 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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Warner Bros. See more »
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