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29th May '17 12:19:49 PM nombretomado
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* Ellen, an old friend of Neal's, is revealed to be in witness protection in the season three finale of ''WhiteCollar''.

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* Ellen, an old friend of Neal's, is revealed to be in witness protection in the season three finale of ''WhiteCollar''.''Series/WhiteCollar''.
26th May '17 8:48:35 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'' - the complete and total failure of Baltimore's local witness protection program is a major, recurring plot point. In fact, Carcetti uses the bad press from a witness murder to win the Mayoral election. The kicker: [[spoiler: The guy was actually killed by a ricochet from dumbass drunks shooting bottles.]] In Season 1, a kid agrees to testify against his gang, but the best that Baltimore can do is drop him off at his Grandmother's house in the country. He gets bored, wanders back into the city to hang out with his friends, and is murdered.

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* ''Series/TheWire'' - ''Series/TheWire'': the complete and total failure of Baltimore's local witness protection program is a major, recurring plot point. In fact, Carcetti uses the bad press from a witness murder to win the Mayoral election. The kicker: [[spoiler: The guy was actually killed by a ricochet from dumbass drunks shooting bottles.]] In point.
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Season 1, a kid Wallace agrees to testify against his the Barksdale gang, but the best that Baltimore the Major Crimes Unit can do is for Cedric Daniels to drop him off at his Grandmother's house in the country. He gets bored, wanders back into the city to hang out with his friends, and is murdered.murdered.
**In Season 4, Tommy Carcetti wins the Mayoral election thanks to manipulation of the bad press surrounding the murder of a state's witness. The kicker is that the guy was actually killed by a ricochet from dumbass drunks shooting bottles.
-->'''Ed Norris:''' So our guy's dead because a bullet misses a bleach bottle, and this fuck Carcetti gets to be the mayor behind the stupidity. I fucking love this town.


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Sgt. Brett Mahoney puts Karen Page under police protection in a hotel after the Blacksmith's men shoot at her in her apartment. The police protection only ends up being a patrol car parked outside, and Karen ends up slipping out to meet with Frank Castle through the parking garage. After the Blacksmith's boat is blown up, Brett mentions to Karen that the cops assigned to protect her have been reassigned to crossing guard duty in Yonkers (the city just north of the Bronx).
18th Nov '16 6:50:15 PM savlamar
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* There's a Mary-Kate and Ashley movie with this as the premise. Basically, Mary Kate and Ashley witness a bank robbery taking place; the bank robbers threaten them, or MK&A/the government has reason to believe that they'll come back to try and remove the witnesses to their crime. So MK&A and their family go into Witness Protection and eventually end up in Australia, running a bed and breakfast. (They stop at several states along the way, including Utah, and accidentally blow their cover rather spectacularly each time. In Utah, though, it's deliberate; they're under cover as Amish, and the girls [[AsideGlance just look at each other]] and then shout to everyone in hearing distance "We're in the Witness Protection Program!" Then they get told that this is the last chance they have, and are moved to Australia.) The rest of the movie is about the girls trying to assimilate into Australian culture, adopting a baby kangaroo, and trying to evade the bank robbers when they finally show up in Australia. At the end of the movie, the bank robbers are apprehended, and the girls are given the option to return to the life they used to know; they prefer to stay, but admit their real identities to their new friends, now that the danger's over.

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* There's ''Our Lips Are Sealed'', a Mary-Kate and Ashley movie with Olsen movie, has this as the premise. Basically, Mary Kate and Ashley witness a bank robbery taking place; the bank robbers threaten them, or MK&A/the government has reason to believe that they'll come back to try and remove the witnesses to their crime. So MK&A and their family go into Witness Protection and eventually end up in Australia, running a bed and breakfast. (They stop at several states along the way, including Utah, and accidentally blow their cover rather spectacularly each time. In Utah, though, it's deliberate; they're under cover as Amish, and the girls [[AsideGlance just look at each other]] and then shout to everyone in hearing distance "We're in the Witness Protection Program!" Then they get told that this is the last chance they have, and are moved to Australia.) The rest of the movie is about the girls trying to assimilate into Australian culture, adopting a baby kangaroo, and trying to evade the bank robbers when they finally show up in Australia. At the end of the movie, the bank robbers are apprehended, and the girls are given the option to return to the life they used to know; they prefer to stay, but admit their real identities to their new friends, now that the danger's over.
22nd Sep '16 5:37:13 PM WillKeaton
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* The Falcone family in ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt'' were once a prominent New York mobster family until Jimmy accidentally killed the Don. The Falcones then had to enter the witness relocation program to escape retaliation and end up in Regina, Manitoba.

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* The Falcone family in ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt'' were once a prominent New York mobster family until Jimmy accidentally killed the Don. The Falcones then had to enter the witness relocation protection program to escape mob retaliation and end up living in Regina, Manitoba.
22nd Sep '16 4:53:55 PM WillKeaton
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* The Falcone family in ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt'' enter the witness relocation program and end up moving from New York City to Regina, Manitoba.

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* The Falcone family in ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt'' were once a prominent New York mobster family until Jimmy accidentally killed the Don. The Falcones then had to enter the witness relocation program to escape retaliation and end up moving from New York City to in Regina, Manitoba.
21st Sep '16 7:23:15 PM WillKeaton
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* The Falcone family in ''WesternAnimation/FuggetAboutIt'' enter the witness relocation program and end up moving from New York City to Regina, Manitoba.
21st Sep '16 7:20:10 PM WillKeaton
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* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael De Santa]] (previously Michael Townley) was placed in the witness protection program with his wife and two kids after getting caught robbing a bank and then ratting on his friends. Years later, Trevor, one of the friends he ratted on (who thought he was dead; there was a funeral and everything) discovers that Michael is still alive after Michael gets back into crime and uses his CatchPhrase at a jewelry heist.

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* [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael De Santa]] (previously Michael Townley) was placed in the witness protection program with his wife and two kids after getting caught robbing a bank and then ratting on his friends. Years later, Trevor, one of the friends he ratted on on, (who thought he was dead; there was a funeral and everything) everything,) discovers that Michael is still alive after Michael gets back into crime and uses his CatchPhrase at a jewelry heist.
21st Sep '16 7:19:34 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/BarneyMiller'' had to deal with a serial reoffender in the program that being held by the officers. His federal minder showed up and got him off (it was relatively minor offenses), and delivered a powerful threat to him.

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* ''Series/BarneyMiller'' had to deal with a serial reoffender in the program that was being held by the officers. His federal minder showed up and got him off (it was relatively minor offenses), and delivered a powerful threat to him.
21st Sep '16 7:18:30 PM WillKeaton
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** The man that killed Christian was in Witness Protection, but kicked out after the murder was revealed. The Brennan family wasn't in Witness Protection. [[spoiler:They went on the run after Max and Christina found evidence of FBI agents killing an honest agent and framing a Civil Rights Activist during a bank robbery. One of the corrupt agents later became Booth's boss's boss. He used that position to track Bones and Booth's attempts to find Max, murder the man that murdered Christina (so he couldn't rat out the corrupt agents), and threaten Russ and Bones. Max killed him, but was later found not guilty ]]

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** The man that killed Christian was in Witness Protection, but got kicked out after the murder was revealed. The Brennan family wasn't in Witness Protection. [[spoiler:They went on the run after Max and Christina found evidence of FBI agents killing an honest agent and framing a Civil Rights Activist during a bank robbery. One of the corrupt agents later became Booth's boss's boss. He used that position to track Bones and Booth's attempts to find Max, murder the man that murdered Christina (so he couldn't rat out the corrupt agents), and threaten Russ and Bones. Max killed him, but was later found not guilty ]]
20th Jul '16 4:56:24 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Don't Look Behind You" April Corrigan and her family are placed in the program after her father testifies against a notorious drug dealer

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* In "Don't Look Behind You" April Corrigan and her family are placed in the program after her father testifies against a notorious drug dealerdealer.
* This is key to Creator/EoinColfer's ''Literature/{{WARP}}'' series. W.A.R.P. is actually "Witness Anonymous Relocation Program," which has the fantastic premise of hiding its subjects with the use of time travel to displace them in time. Thing is, time travel has a lot of problems that haven't really been hashed out and everything ends up falling apart.
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