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The Guardian (1984)

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 ... See full summary »

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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
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Mrs. Chambers
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Claire Julian
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Fran
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Junkie
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Mrs. Jacobs
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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. Residents are uncomfortable with the security expert's methods but choose safety over asking at what cost. 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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Is he a protector of the people, or a perpetrator of evil?
25 November 1999 | by (chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I've seen this title several times, and I'm still trying to answer the previous question. Louis Gossett Jr. is brilliant in his role as John Mack, the hard to figure out security whiz. This is one of the best made for tv'ers ever made. The kind of stuff that made you run out and get cable after seeing it at a friends house. Unfortunately, they haven't made too many more this good sinse then.

If you can find it, rent it, you'll enjoy it.


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