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Witness Protection Mob justice indeed: After a hitman nearly whacks Boston gangster Bobby ''Bats'' Batton, he and his family seek refuge in the federal Witness...Witness ProtectionDramaPT101MR Mob justice indeed: After a hitman nearly whacks Boston gangster Bobby ''Bats'' Batton, he and his family seek refuge in the federal Witness...2000-06-16
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Witness Protection

Genre: Drama; Starring: Tom Sizemore; Director: Richard Pearce; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

Mob justice indeed: After a hitman nearly whacks Boston gangster Bobby ”Bats” Batton, he and his family seek refuge in the federal Witness Protection Program — but turn on one another as they realize what it means to lose their old identities. With its moody Sopranos vibe, this modest made-for-cable drama begins gracefully but bogs down a bit during the family’s orientation, during which Whitaker, as the feds’ liaison, gives a performance so subdued he almost seems to be sleepwalking. B

Originally posted June 16 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT

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