Witness Protection (1999)

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Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing prosecution for a number of serious crimes, Batton is offered a deal by the FBI in which he will be given immunity in exchange for testifying against his former partners. However, Batton will have to join the Federal Witness Protection Program, which means that he, his wife, and his children will never again see their friends and family. Witness Protection also features Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Forest Whitaker.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Studio:
HBO Video

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Cast

Tom Sizemore
as Bobby Batton
Forest Whitaker
as U.S. Marshal Steve Beck
Jim Metzler
as Jim Cutler
Greg Pitts
as Duffy
Daniel Zacapa
as David Ramirez
Leon Russom
as Reedy
Joanna Merlin
as Cindy's Mother
Harrison Young
as Cindy's Father
Randy Thompson
as Marshal
Janni Brenn
as Airplane Passenger
Shannon Cochran
as Psychologist
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Critic Reviews for Witness Protection

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | October 29, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The cast is remarkably convincing in bringing to life the emotional and psychological cost of trading in one life for another.

Full Review… | January 7, 2010
TheMovieReport.com

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August 28, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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May 5, 2005
Film Threat

Who wants to watch a bunch of people that seemingly hate each other trapped in a small house for an extended period of time?

Full Review… | November 12, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Witness Protection

Life would suck like that.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Great movie. Intriguing story plot. Great cast.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

½

I love it when I get a movie, having no expectations, and it's one I never heard of and it ends up being a gem of a film. The acting is superb, especially Tom Sizemore. The characters are so beautifully developed, the audience grows and changes with them. Believably done. A remarkable film.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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