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Protection (2001)

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A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways.

Director:

John Flynn

Writer:

Jack Kelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Baldwin ... Sal
Peter Gallagher ... Ted
Aron Tager ... Lujak
Katie Griffin ... Gina
Deborah Odell ... Laura
Vlasta Vrana ... Shimanski
Gary Fine Gary Fine ... Mario
Brennan Delaney Brennan Delaney ... Josh
Carlo Berardinucci Carlo Berardinucci ... Joey
Amy Sobol Amy Sobol ... Jenny
Mark Camacho ... Peter
Edward Yankie Edward Yankie ... Buzz (as Edward Yankee)
Olga Montes ... Vanessa
David L. McCallum David L. McCallum ... Bud Barstow
Ian Finlay Ian Finlay ... Maynard
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A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways.

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The greatest threat to his future was his past.

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

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2001 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

A védelem bére See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Final film directed by John Flynn. See more »

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Sal: Open Your Eyes. I want you to look at me before I kill you.
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A watchable film with an excellent performance from Stephen Baldwin
16 January 2002 | by thealexandersSee all my reviews

When a mobster is in trouble with other mobsters for turning prosecution witness against them, the FBI need to step in and provide protection. This is the case for Stephen Baldwin and his wife and son in this movie. Baldwin plays an excellent role as the bad guy needing protection. He is well supported by Peter Gallagher, his new found business partner and neighbor when they are relocated in another city. Unfortunately for Baldwin's character, trying to live a normal life without using his gangster attitude is not easy. This movie is worth a look.


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