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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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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

Ricky Linderman: You're a pretty good fighter back there. I have this idea. Will you be my body guard? I'll pay fifty cents every day. I'll do your homework for you. I'm pretty smart.
Clifford Peache: [imitating Linderman] Not interested.
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Serenade for Strings in G Major, K. 525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played by the kids in the music class in the gym
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A timeless, compelling and thoughtful movie about facing odds.
15 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie rings true on so many different levels. I find this a real gem because no matter how many times I watch it I find it compelling and refreshingly straightforward. Chris Makepeace is cast perfectly as a reluctant victim of extortion by Matt Dillon's high school band of thugs. Adam Baldwin relays a sense of pain, anguish, and grief that you can nearly touch. What can you say about Matt Dillon (Moody)? Anyone who has ever been bullied will squirm in their seat after watching him for just ten minutes. This is one of those special movies that will appeal to so many different people. Haven't we all been to high school? been bullied at some point? got caught up in ridiculous rumor and innuendo? if so, then definitely take time to watch this timeless classic.


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