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Protector (1998)

Valentine's Day (original title)
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Detective Jack Valentine is reinstated from his desk job to go back onto the streets. His first assignment ends with the death of a mobster who was about to turn states evidence. The ... See full summary »

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Duane Clark

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Norman Snider
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Van Peebles ... Jack Valentine
Zehra Leverman ... Alma
Randy Quaid ... Phil
Rae Dawn Chong ... Sally
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Nocera
Ben Gazzara ... Joe Buddha
John Bourgeois ... Keenan
Frank Crudele Frank Crudele ... Tommy
Susan Kottman Susan Kottman ... Mrs. Duckworth
David Hemblen ... Jennings
Sandi Ross ... Lina
Nicholas Pasco Nicholas Pasco ... Tony D
A. Frank Ruffo ... Priest
Eleanor Davis Eleanor Davis ... PR Woman
Tony Meyler Tony Meyler ... Barman
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Detective Jack Valentine is reinstated from his desk job to go back onto the streets. His first assignment ends with the death of a mobster who was about to turn states evidence. The killing came as the mobster was with his girlfriend Alma. Jack suspects Alma of being involved - even more so when he finds her involved with one of the mob family, Michael. However he begins to fall for her himself and finds himself involved in the deadly game where not everything is what it seems. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Protector See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Predictable, formula, gangster-cop movie
28 July 1999 | by Vang000See all my reviews

I had to cut this movie some slack when I realized that it was a TV movie. Then I smartened up and thought they deserve what they get. This momentary lapse was perhaps caused by a vague bias towards Mario Van Pebbles. Its a bit of a shame he can't can't act any better. The movie is a cop-mob movie not an action movie. It has a couple of sex scenes which are fairly explicit, to distract you from the mediocre nature of the movie. While the makers didn't do a great job, they didn't screw anything up either. They played it safe.


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