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Witless Protection (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 22 February 2008 (USA)
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The story centers on a small-town Sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping, and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be F.B.I. Agents assigned to protect her ... See full summary »

Writers:

Charles Robert Carner (screenplay), Charles Robert Carner (story) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry the Cable Guy ... Deputy Larry Stalder
Richard Bull ... Sheriff Smoot
J. David Moeller J. David Moeller ... Elmer
Will Clinger ... Bo
Omar Dykes Omar Dykes ... Gus (as Omar Kent Dykes)
Reno Collier ... Tater
Jenny McCarthy ... Connie
Yaphet Kotto ... Ricardo Bodi
Ivana Milicevic ... Madeleine
Dan Waller ... Agent Orange / MIB #1
Rick Le Fevour ... MIB #2 (as Rick Lefevour)
Joseph Luis Caballero ... MIB #3 (as Joe Caballero)
Sean Bridgers ... Norm
Gerry Bednob ... Omar
Claudia Michelle Wallace ... TSA Woman
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Storyline

The story centers on a small-town Sheriff who witnesses what he believes is a kidnapping, and rushes to rescue a woman. The kidnappers turn out to be F.B.I. Agents assigned to protect her and deliver her to a big Enron-type corruption trial in Chicago, but are later found to be on the take and are villains who are bent on killing her. Written by anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

sheriff | fbi | tied feet | shotgun | possum | See All (6) »

Taglines:

Protecting America's assets.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Astynomos gia klammata See more »

Filming Locations:

Brookfield, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,116,692, 24 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,131,640, 16 March 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wilford Duvall (Eric Roberts) wears a hat and jacket with the letters "P.M.S." on it. The letters stand for Private Maximum Security. See more »

Goofs

When "Doc" injects the botox into Madeline's face, the amount in the syringe changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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Alternate Versions

Yaphet Kotto's character is named Alonzo Mosely in the theatrical release. Due to rights issues with another studio that owns that character name (from Midnight Run, it had to be changed and redubbed to Ricardo Bodi for the DVD. See more »

Connections

References Midnight Run (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Bamboozled
Written by Omar Dykes (as Omar Kent Dykes), Ray Wylie Hubbard
Performed by Omar and the Howlers/www.omarandthehowlers.com
Produced by Omar Dykes (as Omar Kent Dykes) and Kevin Wommack
Courtesy of Ruf Records / Loophole Music
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Better Than What Other Reviewers Say
17 August 2009 | by johnhonoluluhawaiiSee all my reviews

I decided to watch this movie despite all of the bad reviews. It's a good thing I saw one review that said otherwise. I agree with that one single review out of all the reviews. It is definitely not a bad movie at all. I was laughing a lot while watching this movie and that doesn't happen to often with me. I've watched movies with high ratings only to feel like my time was stolen from me. So don't go by all the negative reviews that you see. I am not one of those that enjoy slapstick comedies much but this one has a thumbs up from me. Larry the Cable Guy was great in this movie. Although it was not believable (I watch movies to escape from reality) it was a humdinger.


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