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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.

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Tyler Perry

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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,390,575, 1 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,653,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,899,242
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All of Madea's previous occupations said in the movie were shown visually on Madea Goes to Jail See more »

Goofs

When George Needleman (Eugene Levy) goes to his Manhattan office building and enters the elevator to go up to his office, the elevator inspection certificate is visible. It is issued by the Georgia Department of Labor, meaning that the elevator used for the shot was not located in Manhattan, but rather in Georgia. 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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References The Golden Girls (1985) 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)
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Same Tyler Perry Movie
30 June 2012 | by specialordersSee all my reviews

I'm a fan of Tyler Perry however I believe that he misses the opportunity to make a good movie great. In "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Family Reunion" (both good movies - I'd give them a 7 out of 10) there was an interesting sub-plot combined with humor. There was just enough drama to keep them interesting and enough humor to make them very funny. I really enjoyed Madea's character.

Since then, the focus is mostly on ridiculous humor. This includes "Witness Protection". It appears that Tyler Perry can no longer decide who he wants the character of Madea to be.Is she a woman that has made mistakes in her past, realizes it, and helps others? Well, not exactly. Instead, I'm left feeling that the character would still be pole dancing if she wasn't so fat. Additionally, the character references smoking pot as though it's acceptable and just what she, and others do. I'm disappointed in Tyler Perry.

This is an OK movie with a solid foundation on which to build. Unfortunately, the construction is weak.


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