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Charlie Hyatt
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John Mack
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Dr. Phil Julian
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Lynn Hyatt
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Robbie Hyatt
Tom Harvey ...
Mr. Wicker
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Rudy Simbro
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Mr. Chambers
Taborah Johnson ...
Mrs. Chambers
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Claire Julian
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Fran
Shaaun Taylor ...
Junkie
Bathsheba Garnett ...
Mrs. Jacobs
Hadley Kay ...
Jason
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Marlee Kramer
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The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burgulary. They decide to hire a security expert to patrol the building, but he seem a little over-committed to his work. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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John Mack is going to protect you . . . whether you want him to or not. (Video Australia)

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20 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Der Wächter  »

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CAD 4,400,000 (estimated)
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Some of the film was shot in the abandoned Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital in the west end of Toronto, Canada, which later became Humber College's Lakeshore Campus. The first Police Academy (1984) film also has scenes filmed at this location. See more »

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Wish I could find it on a DVD
2 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've not seen this for 26 years, but I remember it well and have tried a number of times to find this movie again so I could watch it once more. It seems that only a few old VHS copies are still around at places like Amazon. I've not had a VHS player for 10 years, so that will do me no good.

It's a great movie and if I am remembering it as it was, Louis Gossett did a near perfect job in his part and as unconventional as he was in his role as the Guardian, he was exactly what they needed. It's one of those politically incorrect stories where you'll find yourself glad it is that way.

I'll keep looking for a DVD but I doubt I'll get another shot at this excellent movie! If you have an opportunity to catch it, make the effort. It's a movie worth your time.


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