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Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 29 June 2012 (USA)
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A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

Director:

Tyler Perry

Writers:

Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Perry ... Madea / Joe / Brian
Eugene Levy ... George Needleman
Denise Richards ... Kate Needleman
Doris Roberts ... Barbara
Romeo Miller ... Jake
Tom Arnold ... Walter
John Amos ... Pastor Nelson
Marla Gibbs ... Hattie
Danielle Campbell ... Cindy
Devan Leos ... Howie
Shayne Anderson ... TSA Agent
Dean Balkwill Dean Balkwill ... Attendant
Nelson Bonilla ... Agent Mulligan
Frank Brennan ... Jack Goldberg
Eric Brooks Eric Brooks ... Bellman
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Storyline

A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.

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Believe it or not, they know too much. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In New York, when Madea gets out the cab to go into the bank, she asks George why he's speaking in a French accent when he's only speaking to her. She then says she can also speak French, citing mispronounced lyrics to Lady Marmalade ("Giuchie, Giuchie, ya ya dada...Mocha Chocalata ya ya"). Earlier in the film, Barbara flirts with Joe, saying, "Hello, Joe, wanna give it a go?" This is also a lyric to Lady Marmalade. See more »

Goofs

When the family first meets Madea, Kate walks in wearing black open-toed high heel shoes. When Kate is upstairs unpacking, she is wearing tall brown boots. See more »

Quotes

Brian: Guess some other lucky person will make that $4,000 a month.
BrianMadea: You know what? I believe it would be the greatest Christianity thing I could do to help somebody in need. So I'm gonna go ahead and make up these sheets and clean up.
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Connections

Spin-off Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady Marmalade
Written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
Used by permission of Stone Diamond Music Corp. (BMI) and Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved
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The acting is simply terrible
4 July 2012 | by elbojpbSee all my reviews

Denise Richards is easy on the eyes, but can't act a lick. My wife said to me three times during the film, "this movie is just awful".

Tyler Perry does an adequate portrayal of the cliché black aunt, and there are some entertaining and funny parts, but the other two main characters lay large emu eggs.

The plot becomes very predictable when the clip from a prior movie of the same genre is shown. After that, there is no suspense.

Even Tom Arnold and John Amos struggle to keep it believable.

Romeo and Doris Roberts are okay, but nothing is going to salvage this train wreck.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,390,575, 1 July 2012

Gross USA:

$65,653,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,899,242
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Technical Specs

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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