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The Bodyguard (1992)

A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

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Oscar Host
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Storyline

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Never let her out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love.

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Action | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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25 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodyguard  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,611,793, 29 November 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$121,945,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$410,900,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whitney Houston would give Kevin Costner singing lessons on set in exchange for acting advice. See more »

Goofs

When Frank discovers that Portman is not the Oscar host's bodyguard, and in fact the person who has been trying to kill Rachel, he does not make any attempt to alert the Oscar's security or the police stationed there about Portman, something a trained Secret Service agent like Frank would have done. See more »

Quotes

Devaney: [In the limo] We'll go straight back to the green room, right Frank? You got that, Tony?
Frank: Tony knows what he is doing.
Rachel: You know, I wish you guys would relax a little bit. Nothing bad's gonna happen out there. Alright?
[Sits back]
Rachel: Unless I lose the fuckin' award.
[She laughs and Sy gives her a glare]
Rachel: Jesus, what a group!
[Puts on lipstick]
Rachel: Screw it. I'm tired of worrying about it. When your time is up? It's up.Right, Frank?
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Soundtracks

Melissa
Written by Gregg Allman (as Gregory Allman) and Stephen Alaimo
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band (as The Allman Brothers)
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets, A Division of PolyGram Group Distribution
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User Reviews

Great Saturday Night Movie
5 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Why do people trash this movie? It's not high art but it's thoroughly entertaining. WH's performance in this movie is better than all her others...just watch the scene when she asks Frank Farmer to take her on a date. Natural, unaffected and charming. Kevin Costner underplays his role and I enjoyed watching him. I just bought the anniversary DVD and it has great backstage footage and very interesting tidbits. For example, it was Kevin Costner's idea, against a lot of protest, to have WH sing the first few bars of 'I will Always Love You' acapella. Smart man. And it is interesting to listen to the comments of Costner about this movie. He was a major star but he waited and held up production of this movie a year so he could get WH. He didn't want anyone else and was willing to wait for her. He refused to interject a story line that would 'explain' the Black/White thing (Bravo). And although Black/White pairings are fairly common now, THEN, for a major star to have a real black love interest ( and an untested actress at that) was a bold move. And it paid off. I don't know why he has not been as successful recently. The DVD interviews were done about 2 yrs ago and WH was still drug crazy (so no interviews with her) but Kevin Costner's last words in the interviews are about her and he said, among other things, that he would always love Whitney. Their chemistry was spot on. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THIS MOVIE.


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