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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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Action | Drama | Music | Romance

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?


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


When Frank is explaining to the limo driver his new role as his assistant, Frank points one of his handguns directly at the driver. A former Secret Service agent would always be aware of the direction of his muzzle, and would never under any circumstances point it at someone absentmindedly. See more »


Fletcher 'Fletch' Marron: She's real mad at you, isn't she?
Fletcher 'Fletch' Marron: She told me she does not understand why you're being so shitty to her.
Frank: I don't like it when you use language like that Fletcher.
Frank: I spent a lot of time learning not to react to things like other people do; it's my job... It doesn't always work... Doesn't always work.
Fletcher 'Fletch' Marron: I don't think I understand.
Frank: I am an old man compared to you pal, and I don't understand either... I'm starting to get the feeling that I will never will.
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Spoofed in Tiny Toons Spring Break (1994) See more »


I Have Nothing
Written by David Foster and Linda Thompson
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston Appears Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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I quite enjoyed it
25 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Bodyguard is fundamentally a love story between two contrasting characters with their own idiosyncrasies. The plot is intriguing enough to carry the film through and the romance between Costner and Houston builds steadily and realistically.

With some decent action scenes, a decent cast and a great soundtrack, i found the Bodyguard to be an enjoyable movie.

Clearly this film is not for everyone, it doesn't have enough action to satisfy the action fans, it isn't thrilling enough to be a thriller and as a pure romance film it is fairly weak; but i have to admit it does balance between these 3 genres quite well without excelling in any one of them.


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