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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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Charles Robert Carner (screenplay), Charles Robert Carner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry the Cable Guy ... Deputy Larry Stalder
Richard Bull ... Sheriff Smoot
J. David Moeller J. David Moeller ... Elmer
Will Clinger ... Bo
Omar Dykes Omar Dykes ... Gus (as Omar Kent Dykes)
Reno Collier ... Tater
Jenny McCarthy ... Connie
Yaphet Kotto ... Ricardo Bodi
Ivana Milicevic ... Madeleine
Dan Waller ... Agent Orange / MIB #1
Rick LeFevour ... MIB #2 (as Rick Lefevour)
Joseph Luis Caballero ... MIB #3 (as Joe Caballero)
Sean Bridgers ... Norm
Gerry Bednob ... Omar
Claudia Michelle Wallace 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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Taglines:

Protecting America's assets.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Astynomos gia klammata See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,116,692, 24 February 2008

Gross USA:

$4,161,625

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,161,625
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wilford Duvall (Eric Roberts) wears a hat and jacket with the letters "P.M.S." on it. The letters stand for Private Maximum Security. See more »

Goofs

When Larry first leaves the diner to rescue the victim, the cars in the street change several times. 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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Alternate Versions

Yaphet Kotto's character is named Alonzo Mosely in the theatrical release. Due to rights issues with another studio that owns that character name (from Midnight Run, it had to be changed and redubbed to Ricardo Bodi for the DVD. See more »

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References Shrek (2001) See more »

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Living in Aluminum
Written by Ronald J. Bell, Chad Cardiff
Performed by Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours
Courtesy of DPR Records
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Slight of fat
2 August 2008 | by in1984See all my reviews

This is one of those slight-of-hand smart comedies, which explains why its target audience hated it so much. A bit too intellectual for them.

A lot of the stuff involves dumb gags, silly (and easily seen over-the-top) stereotypes, and the acting is not going to win any awards for comedy or otherwise. But it is all wound up into an enjoyable story and directed well enough that even Eric Roberts is able to handle his role. It also has enough complexity and subtlety to keep it interesting (provided you're able to make it through the first 10 minutes, which really is bad, but does still tie into the story).

Maybe the problem is that the target audience can't handle the memory required to get past the first 10 minutes.


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