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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:

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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

After the doctor injects the Botox into Madeline's face, the syringe is full again after he pulls it out. See more »

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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 Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier (1989) See more »

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Sabre Dance
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
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It was witless alright...
22 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

It is hard to put into words just where this movie failed. But one overshadowing fact does come to mind; it was witless alright.

The comedy in this 2008 movie was just about fully absent, and what little comedy that was to be found throughout the course of this movie was just about as witless as the movie itself was.

I can't claim to enjoy Larry the Cable Guy's comedy, and why he is making movies is just beyond my comprehension. Ivana Milicevic was the one who carried the movie and made it any close to being bearable suffering through this train-wreck of a movie. And how they managed to get Joe Mantegna and Peter Stomare to appear in this movie was just an impressive feat in itself.

I suppose that you have to be a fan of Larry the Cable Guy to enjoy this movie in any way.

A witless hour and a half that deserves a two out of ten stars only given the production value of the movie. The rest of the movie just came and left without a single laugh. This was a wide swing and an even wider miss by director Charles Robert Carner.


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