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Directed byDaniel Goldberg
Produced byLen Blum
Ilona Herzberg
Written byDaniel Goldberg
Len Blum
Music byRandy Edelman
Edited byDon Cambern
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 28, 1988 (1988-10-28) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3,838,793[1]

Feds is a 1988 American comedy film written and directed by Daniel Goldberg, and starring Rebecca De Mornay and Mary Gross.[2] The ending credits stated that the real FBI did not support the film or assist the production in any way.


Ellie DeWitt (Rebecca De Mornay) is a former U.S. Marine who wants to become an FBI Agent. However, while she has great physical skills, she struggles at the academic level. Conversely, her roommate Janis Zuckerman (Mary Gross) is highly intelligent, but physically very weak. Overcoming the male recruits' assumptions of them, Ellie and Janis team up to help each other through the basic training so they can both become federal agents.

During their training, Ellie and Janis must deal with an instructor who seems determined to fail the pair, a fellow trainee who seems more interested in flirting with Ellie (until Ellie asserts her Marine training and pins him against the wall in one exercise), and befriend a geeky co-trainee who seems unable to complete the smallest task.

Joining forces, the three tackle the final practice simulation, (badly) forging the instructor's signature ('he sneezed') and breaking into the telephone room to discover the location of the "hostage" and use their radio to redirect the other agents to make sure they don't find the hostage first.

The two graduate with honors and in the credits scene, both Ellie and Janis are assigned as partners to the Los Angeles office.



  1. ^ Feds at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (October 29, 1988). "Feds (1988) Reviews/Film; Women at F.B.I. School". The New York Times.

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