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"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Carbone / Howard Akers
... Leigh Kirkindall
... Bootsie Cavander
... Denny Kirkindall
... Sid
... Pasquale 'Patsy' Dilepsi
... Joseph Pagnozzi
Steven P. Park ... Chong-Sung (as Steven Park)
Chip Chuipka ... Marshal Donald Powers
Danny Blanco Hall ... Marshal Chuck Sturdevant
... Marjorie Watts
Anatoly Zinoviev ... Teddy
... Johnny the Face
... Gio Brogianto
... Vicky Brogianto (as Maria Yvonne Bertrand)
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"Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify against the mobsters and his life is suddenly worthless - unless he submits to going into federal protection. The FBI gives him a new name - Howard Akers - and relocates him to a sleepy middle-class suburb in Little Rock, AR. Howard catches the attention of his lovely neighbor, Leigh, a bored fund-raiser for a non-profit zoo whose husband, Dennis, is having an affair - and she knows it, but she doesn't know it's with her hot-blooded sister, Bootsie. Leigh becomes friends with the enigmatic Howard, but Dennis and Bootsie see an opportunity to earn the million-dollar bounty the mob has put on his head by turning him in to the mob. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Better than "The Whole Nine Yards"
16 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

On the whole, FEDERAL PROTECTION is a much better movie than NINE YARDS. Despite the lower budget, smaller name recognition, the screenplay is smarter and a hell of a lot more entertaining than NINE YARDS, which was clunky, overwrought, and kinda dull.


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