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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

Writer:

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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Referenced in Respirar (Debaixo D'água) (2000) See more »

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Not very good.
16 June 2015 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Not really a very good movie. It was apparently never intended for theatrical release, nor is it a made-for-cable film. So, keeping in mind that it is a direct-to-video release, it is still not very good. Mario Van Peebles is low-key, even when his character should be more expressive. Rae Dawn Chong looks nice but, but seems to be mailing it in. This may be the fault of the material rather than the actress, though. Zehra Leverman has the most extensive, and the most (relatively) interesting role, and actually does okay with it. I am unfamiliar with her, and she seems to have had a somewhat limited career. Sadly, the film's only real redeeming feature is one quick boob shot from Miss Chong, and several quite nice nude scenes from Ms. Leverman, which are worthwhile, if you are into that sort of thing.


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