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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madea / Joe / Brian
... George Needleman
... Kate Needleman
... Barbara
... Jake
... Walter
... Pastor Nelson
... Hattie
... Cindy
... Howie
... TSA Agent
Dean Balkwill ... Attendant
... Agent Mulligan
... Jack Goldberg
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 »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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29 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection  »

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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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The first of the Tyler Perry Medea movies to be nominated for a Razzie See more »

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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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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Performed by Ellis Miah and Lauryn Vyce
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. o/b/o Crompton Songs LLC and Universal Music-Careers
Courtesy of LA Outfit
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Same Tyler Perry Movie
30 June 2012 | by See 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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