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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.

Director:

Daniel Goldberg (as Dan Goldberg)

Writers:

Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg (as Dan Goldberg)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Sleep tight America. These women carry guns.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Janis Zuckerman: To sailor- you, i want to talk to you.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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DICTIONARY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE THEME
Courtesy of Gould Publications
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An enduring favorite
14 May 2008 | by jlgilleSee all my reviews

Hopefully Feds will be brought to DVD!

Feds is a unique "buddy" comedy. Two women are admitted to the FBI academy on the assumption that they will fail. Academically weak and physically strong Ellie pairs up with academically strong and physically weak Janice for mutual aid. Both have plenty of moxie and come up with unique solutions for overcoming roadblocks.

Casting Rebecca DeMornay as Ellie was genius; soft-spoken Mary Gross is exactly right as Janice. It's refreshing to see two women in these kinds of roles. Has one of the best funny bar-seduction scenes ever. Fred Thompson is the perfect FBI director Bilecki, with a hard-guy manner and that warm southern accent.

Family-friendly despite the bar scene.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

G-Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,388,317, 30 October 1988

Gross USA:

$3,838,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,838,793
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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