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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 »

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Cast

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J. David Moeller ...
Elmer
Will Clinger ...
Bo
Omar Dykes ...
Gus (as Omar Kent Dykes)
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Tater
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Agent Orange / MIB #1
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MIB #2 (as Rick Lefevour)
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MIB #3 (as Joe Caballero)
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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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sheriff | fbi | tied feet | shotgun | possum | See All (6) »

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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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22 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Astynomos gia klammata  »

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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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Trivia

Larry is a Deputy for the Americus County Sheriff's Department. See more »

Goofs

Just before the vomit scene on the side of the road, Madeleine changes the stereo in Larry's truck from opera/classical to rap. The scene shows music changing, while she is using the volume control - not the channel selector. See more »

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Infomercial Announcer: Congratulations on your purchase of the Spartan Police digital training course, guaranteed to turn you into a lean, mean, crime-fighting machine!
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) See more »

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Eye of the Tiger
Written by Jim Peterik (as James Peterik), Frankie Sullivan (as Frank Sullivan)
Performed by The Wallendas of Sound
Produced by David Was and Fred Kron
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Do NOT go by the review. This one is FUN!
12 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Yup, its slapstick, its over the top. So what? The movie was actually fun and trust me is MONEY's WORTH! I was actually disappointed to see the low rating for the movie here and that's what prompted me to pitch in with a few words of deserving credit. Witless protection had some of the most ingenious and endearing moments which even the gluttonously overpriced films fail to deliver with their pricey star cast. Larry, the cable guy who plays the dumb witted cop running into trouble around every corner is hugely enjoyable and his act believable. Thankfully, the director spared a run-of-the-mill chemistry between the lead pair. So Kudos to the film for making my balmy afternoon at home a time well spent. And, I wouldn't mind watching it a second time around...


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