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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 ...
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Claire Julian
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Fran
Shaaun Taylor ...
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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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Geddit Up
8 July 2002 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Alongside DEADLY VOYAGE this is one of the best films ever to have been made for television . THE GUARDIAN stars Sheen as a white bleeding heart liberal and Gossett Jr as a black draconian fascistic security guard and it`s no coincidence that these two people are written this way or that one`s black and one`s white . Indeed it`s central to the subtext and character arcs . Best part is the climax when Sheen - who goes slightly OTT in this scene , and that`s by no means a criticism - realises that he has to " Geddit up " . If you`re wondering why he doesn`t want to " Geddit up " then you`ll just have to watch this great TVM . You won`t be disappointed


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