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The Bodyguard (1992)

 -  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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A former military serviceman is hired to protect a famous singer.

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Sy Spector
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Devaney
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Herb Farmer
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Portman
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Nicki
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Henry
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Ray Court
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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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25 November 1992 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$121,945,720 (USA)
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Trivia

Crew driver Bill Vitagliano was killed in an on-set accident when he was crushed between two colliding scissor-lifts, during the preparation for an underground parking garage scene. See more »

Goofs

In several places during the fight between Tony and Frank in the kitchen, cheap plastic glasses, bowls and other dishes bouncing around even though you hear glass breaking. See more »

Quotes

Devaney: [In the limo] Tony, you remember what you are supposed to be doign?
Frank: Relax, Tony knows what he is doing.
Rachel: Nothing is going to happen will you lighten up.
[Sits back]
Rachel: Unless I don't win the fricken award.
[She laughs and Sy gives her a glare]
Rachel: Geez, what a group! You know what, fuck it! I'm tired of worrying about it.
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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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Costner and Houston's chemistry save a bland plot
7 October 2006 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

A movie/music star who needs protection from a psychotic fan, wow what a concept. And who better to play it than Whitney Houston, a stretch I know.

The plot is totally disappointing and bland. Luckily the on-screen romance and chemistry from Houston and Costner, along with a great soundtrack, save this film from being a total bust. The love story between Costner and Houston becomes the main driving force, preventing the film from running out of ideas. In the end the romance is what you take away from the film, not the convoluted mystery plot.

It's enjoyable in the end and I would recommend it. Of course the soundtrack is one of the best and most popular in history with "I Will Always Love You", "Run to You", "I Have Nothing", and "I'm Every Woman."


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