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The Bodyguard (1992)

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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodyguard  »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin Costner, during his eulogy at Whitney Houston's Feb. 18, 2012 funeral, related that when Whitney auditioned for her role, her makeup had begun running down her face. Before the audition, Whitney had hurriedly removed her movie-set makeup and had instead applied her regular show-business makeup she used at concerts so she would feel more normal. The heat of the lighting for her audition caused the replacement makeup to run. Kevin quickly halted the audition; Whitney returned to her trailer where she related what had happened to Kevin. The movie makeup was re-applied, and the audition was then successfully completed. See more »


When Rachel is watching Frank watch her film clip, Frank is leaning forward from Rachel's view, but when it cuts to a close shot of Frank he is leaning back in the chair and then begins to lean forward. See more »


Rachel: Will you grab that jacket for me? The red one, please?
Frank: I'm here to keep you alive, not help you shop.
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Intriguing Story
1 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have watched many action movies but this one makes one think: what happens next? This material could have been handled badly, but it comes out refined and elegant.

Both Whitney Hustoun and Kevin Costner stay true to their types, yet sharing a common purpose giving a spiritual dimension to the movie as observed by a commentator.

This is not a conventional romantic movie and that is why many are disappointed. It is a throwback to old concepts of chivalry and knighthood. The remarkable point to observe is that it is a modern story about an independent woman and her child.

This is a movie which feels good and genuine in the end.

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