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List: Witness Protection Movies

posted by Nell Minow

In honor of this week’s release of “The Family,” check out some of these movies about characters in the witness protection program.  And no, I am not going to suggest the movies starring Tyler Perry, Larry the Cable Guy, or Dax Shepard.

“My Blue Heaven” Steve Martin is a wiseguy who has some problems adjusting to life in the suburbs in this neglected gem from Nora Ephron — and inspired, I’m sure, from her husband’s work on the non-fiction book that became “Goodfellas.”

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“Goodfellas” This masterpiece from Martin Scorsese is based on the real-life gangster-turned-informant Henry Hill.

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“Hide in Plain Sight” James Caan stars in this fact-based story of a man whose ex-wife took their children with her into witness protection.  He sues the government to get his children back.

“Sister Act” Whoopi Goldberg plays a nightclub performer who goes into hiding as a nun while the cops track down the man who is trying to kill her.

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