Witness Protection

Synopsis: In Boston, when the mobster Bobby "Bats" Batton is attacked by a killer at home and escapes, he finds that he has fallen in disgrace with his boss since someone has falsely betrayed him telling that he has embezzled money from his funds. Without any alternative, Bobby seeks out FBI chief Sharp to get protection to his family and him. Bobby accepts to snitch his boss; in return, his wife Cindy Batton, his teenage son Sean Batton, his little daughter Suzie Batton and him will receive new identities and be relocated to Seattle. Along the next days, they move to a safe house to be trained in their new lives by Agent Steven Beck that shows that they are completely broken and without professional qualification. Meanwhile the family lives the drama to adapt to their new lives. Will they succeed?
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Richard Pearce
Production: HBO Video
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
60%
R
Year:
1999
105 min
35 Views

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- ( GUNSHOTS )

- Stay here.

- Stay here.

- ( CINDY EXCLAIMING )

- Daddy!

- Cindy:
Oh my god, the baby!

- Daddy!

- Cindy:
Baby, Seanie!

Bobby:
Get down!

Get down.

Stay in the house.

Daddy!

Daddy!

Daddy!

( MUFFLED GUNSHOT )

- ( CINDY SCREAMING )

- Bobby:
Stay in the house.

- ( MUFFLED GUNSHOTS )

- Daddy.

Bobby:
Get down.

( SUZIE CRYING )

Shh, it's all over.

It's all over. It's all over.

Shh, shh, shh.

Suzie, climb in and sit down, quick, quick.

( DISTANT DOG BARKING )

( DISTANT SIREN WAILING )

- Bobby:
Let me talk to Theo.

- Cindy:
What's this all about?

- Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy...

- Tell me what's going on.

Someone just tried to kill me.

I know what time it is!

Wake him up.

Just talk to Theo.

- What are you talking about, he doesn't want to talk to me?

- What?

- Just put him on the phone.

- He's gotta help us.

Bobby:
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

There's been a big misunderstanding.

Cindy:
Misunderstanding?

Bobby, just talk to Theo.

Just put Theo on the f*cking phone!

Sweetheart, just...

look, let me handle this.

Jimmy, are you there?

Okay, this is me talking.

This is Bobby.

Okay?

I play ball with your son.

Who said

I was doctoring the books?

Because whoever it is is a goddamn liar.

Someone close to me?

What do you mean?

How close?

Jimmy, Jimmy.

Jimmy.

Let's go.

( CINDY SPEAKING SOFTLY )

We could go to your cousin Frank.

( SOFTLY )

No family.

They'll go there first.

Joe Glinds would help us.

No, he's involved.

Everybody I know is connected.

I can't even go to my own crew...

nobody.

Anybody even talks to me... they're dead.

Theo is the law.

I'm a leper now.

When I find out who did this to me...

Hey, shh, shh, shh.

Hey.

We just need some time, that's all.

You've always patched things up before.

This is different.

This is different.

So it's just us?

Yeah?

Us and the kids?

Maybe that's not so bad.

They're after me,

not you or the kids.

I'm putting you in danger.

Hey, hey, don't.

- We have to stick together.

- I know.

We'll do something.

We'll sell the house...

sell the damn house.

We'll go someplace.

They will trace the house sale.

You buy anything, you rent a video,

they track the credit card.

Everything is computerized...

your social security number.

You could be in Iowa

and they can get your name from a sears mailing list

after you buy a freaking garden hose.

( SIGHS )

I don't know.

It's just...

( CHUCKLES )

What?

Hey, what did you do that for?

I was on the phone.

Honey, I let him call Debbie.

Did you tell her where we are?

Yeah.

Yeah, right after I called Theo.

Sean, this is not the time.

Does she have caller I.D.?

Oh my god, no.

This is the plan?

Stay in cheesy motels and eat junk food...

that's the plan?

( PHONE RINGING )

You give Debbie the number?

Yeah.

We're staying another day.

Where are you going?

I have to get some air.

( CAR ENGINE STARTS )

( TIRES SCREECH )

Bobby:
Maybe I stepped out of line.

Maybe I didn't think it through.

But I set up the business, not him.

We've known each other all these years.

You know he's been robbing me,

not the other way around.

I think Theo's time

is passed.

Why not you and I?

We have enough loyalty between the two of us.

Bobby,

now I've listened for all the good times,

but I'm sorry.

And don't trust me again,

for both our sakes.

( BOBBY WHISPERING )

What are the feds doing in our house?!

The F.B.I.?

What are the f...

when I find out who gave me up...

Motherf*cker.

Hey, baby.

We can't live like this.

The kids have got to go to school.

Things just keep getting worse.

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Robert Sabbag

Robert Sabbag is an American author and journalist. His books include Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade, and the memoir Down Around Midnight, about a fatal plane crash he survived in 1979. more…

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