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The Guardian (1984)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller  |  20 October 1984 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Charlie Hyatt
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John Mack
Arthur Hill ...
Dr. Phil Julian
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Lynn Hyatt
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Robbie Hyatt
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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
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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. 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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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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Martin Sheen, made-for-T.V.-movie-superstar: The Guardian
20 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Guardian (1984) was one of the many made-for-t.v.-movies that Martin Sheen starred in during the eighties. In this picture he stars as a mealy mouth "liberal" who opposed the strict law enforcement rules of his new apartment security guard (Lou Gossett Jr.) After a several near miss calls for the upper class residents involving the residents, Sheen decides to do some amateur sleuthing and discovers a couple of shady activities that the security guard has been doing. This raises a few questions within Sheen's mind. Does he follow his convictions and rat out the security guard? What about the safety of his neighbors or himself? Will their lives be in peril from the evil hoods that stalk the streets? Why does the Security Guard always acts so shady and secretive? You'll find out the questions to these answers when you watch The Guardian!!

This was a very good t.v. movie. It raises some interesting questions and the film makers leave a t lot of open ended ones as well. Even as a liberal myself, Martin Sheen's character is too stereotypical for my tastes. That's my only qualm with this movie. Other than that, it's a good watch.

Recommended.


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