Witness Protection Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Witness Protection the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Highly watchable performances raise this cable movie about mobsters above the average. Boston goodfella Bobby Batton (Sizemore) turns state's evidence after he's betrayed by his cronies. He and his family are placed in the witness protection program under the eye of a U.S. marshal (Whitaker) but living as a regular mook proves difficult. Bobby's wife (Mastrantonio) is bitter, his kids are angry and confused, and there are no easy endings. Based on a 1996 New York Times Magazine article by Robert Sabbag.

Distribution

HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Organized Crime, Boston, Family Ties, U.S. Marshals, Adapted from an Article, Witness Protection Program
Screenplay
Daniel Therriault
Cast
Tom Sizemore, Forest Whitaker, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Shawn Hatosy, Richard Portnow
Cinematography
Fred Murphy
Director
Richard Pearce
Music
Cliff Eidelman

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