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My Bodyguard (1980)

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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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I'm tired of being terrorized in the toilets, chased after school, and shaken down for my lunch money. Will you be my bodyguard?

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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26 September 1980 (USA)  »

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Film debut of Joan Cusack. See more »

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In the lunch counter scene, Shelley is shown buying an RC soda, and carrying it to the table. A following cut shows her drinking from a Diet Rite can. See more »

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Ms. Jump: Welcome to your sophomore year.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bye Bye Nerdie (2001) 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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Wonderful movie lost in time
11 March 2003 | by See all my reviews



"My Bodyguard" is a wonderful film that has a charming story which doesnt have to have people getting blown up or killed. The movie also has a nice moral too it. I remember watching this as a kid and this was one of my favorite films growing up. It teaches kids about friendship, devotion and loyalty and standing up for what you believe in ... its a classic compared to some of the trash like 8 mile thats out there today.

Chris Makepeace is excellent but Matt Dillon is truly fantastic as the school bully. I highly reccommend this type of movie for your kids.


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