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Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Tyler Perry Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the fourth Tyler Perry film not adapted from a play, alongside The Family That Preys (2008), Daddy's Little Girls (2007) , and Good Deeds (2012) See more »

Goofs

In the beginning George comes in his mother's bedroom to give her her medication, then he and his wife go downstairs. When the two of them walk to the dining room, his mother is sitting at the table with the kids. 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

References Our Lips Are Sealed (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Church Organ
Written by Ronnie Garrett
Performed by Justin Gilbert
Published by MY TY PE Music Publishing (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
Funny and entertaining!
3 July 2012 | by kethorpeSee all my reviews

After reading the other user reviews here on IMDb, I had low expectations walking into the theater today.... Did we watch the same movie?!

The movie starts out slow and beats a few jokes to death with excessive sarcasm and a convoluted concocted storyline. Definitely a film directed towards a non-white audience; it busted on all the white stereotypes, particularly the 'greedy wall street banker' and 'obliviously ignorant racist' ones. In a theater of 75 people, I was the only white person - awesome! I have no problem laughing at myself and knew it was going to be a fun movie with an interactive audience - and I was not disappointed :-)

With the previous Madea movies, the story tends to be more of a romance/drama, with Madea thrown in for some comic relief and wisdom. I was pleased to see that this was intended to be a straight-up comedy. Some parts of the movie flow more smoothly than others, the jokes are nothing new, and the story line is nothing ground-breaking, but it succeeds in pulling off a lot of slapstick humor... ultimately a raucous comedy that the crowd was hooting, hollering and giving hearty laughter. Like most things in NYC, the people are half the fun - being the only whitey in the room made it all the more authentic :-)

If you're looking for a thought-provoking, nuanced, 'fresh' movie, this isn't it. If you're looking for some good laughs and 2 hours of entertainment, come and see it!

Stay for the outtakes at the end credits - they are some of the funniest scenes :-)


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