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The Bodyguard (1992)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Music  |  25 November 1992 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sy Spector
Herb Farmer
Christopher Birt ...
Ray Court
Tony Pierce ...
Oscar Host


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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Bodyguard  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$121,945,720 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


It was rumored that a sequel was in the works with Kevin Cosnter returning as Frank Farmer, which at one point Princess Diana Spencer has expressed interest, before he tragic death in 1997. Sadly, Whitney Houston has passed away in 2012. If the sequel had happened, it may had followed Frank, whom is struggling to come to terms with Rachel's death, as he is assigned to protect a new client: Like Rachel, she too is a pop singer, whose life is in danger. However, a remake is in development. See more »


Frank Farmer speaks to Ray to ask for help at the Secret Service. As Frank adjusts Ray's collar, he has a lit cigarette in his mouth. But as the camera cuts to a side view of Ray smiling, and he has no cigarette in his mouth. See more »


Woman in Green: [approaching Frank] I've been watching you all night from across the room.
Frank: Why don't you go back there. Keep watching.
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Great Saturday Night Movie
5 April 2008 | by (United States) – 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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