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My Bodyguard (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  26 September 1980 (USA)
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When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.

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Clifford
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Linderman
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Paul Quandt ...
Carson
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Mike
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Dean R. Miller ...
Hightower
Tim Reyna ...
Koontz
Richard Bradley ...
Dubrow
Denise Baske ...
Leilani
Vicky Nelson ...
Freddy
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Reissman
Paul Charbonneau ...
Allen
Laura Salenger ...
Girl
Bert Hoddinott ...
Burt
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Clifford Peache is the new kid in Lake View High School. Faced with all the stress that role entails he makes his situation worse by insulting Moody, the leader of a group of toughs who extort lunch money from kids. These punks pretend to be bodyguards for the kids to protect them from Linderman who, it is rumored, killed his brother in cold blood. Clifford befriends the sullen Linderman and hires him as his bodyguard. When Moody ups the ante, Linderman must decide whether fighting for what he believes in, with his haunted past and image, is justified. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Terrorized in the toilets? Chased after school? Shaken down for your lunch money? GET A BODYGUARD! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

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It was also filmed at Lake View High School in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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Ketchup/Mustard stains are inconsistent from the restaurant to the junkyard. (Dubrow's sunglasses and hair). See more »

Quotes

Melvin Moody: Hey, Shelly. Do you want to go to the movies?
Shelley: Sure.
Melvin Moody: Okay, have a good time while you're there.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) See more »

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She's a Latin from Manhattan
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Ruth Gordon in the hotel kitchen
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A Lasting Impression
25 April 2004 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

In his debut performance, Adam Baldwin does a wonderful job portraying the alienated Ricky Linderman, who is seen as a hulking, violent "psychopath" by most of his peers. Baldwin's acting abilities are impressive and he touches the heart of the viewer by showing us Ricky's emotions.

Ruth Gordon is a joy to watch as Clifford's Gramma Peache. Her character adds the touch of humor that is needed to balance the heavy subjects addressed in this piece of work.

I am slightly disappointed with the editing; they appear to be going for dramatic pauses that don't work well and slow the pace of the scenes at times. However, I'm willing to live with that for the opportunity to see this wonderful story, which after 24 years still rings true to the reality of the cutthroat world of high school.


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