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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 ...
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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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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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One of the few films that presented a fictional Academy Awards in its plot and later on were nominated for the actual Academy Awards. While this movie scored two Best Song nominations, the other movie with similar circumstances, _California Suite (1978) managed to win an Oscar (acting category, an ironic contrast with the movie's subplot involving an actress who loses the same award). See more »


When returning from the funeral - the left side the windshield had a sign saying "FUNERAL" - two seconds later it is on the right side. See more »


Rachel: You know, Farmer, you're a self-righteous son of a bitch.
Frank: [chuckles]
Rachel: And don't you laugh at me! Don't you dare judge me!
Frank: Oh, give me a break, will ya? I didn't tell you to fuck everybody in the hotel!
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Better than you think it is
12 February 2005 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The story of a superstar singer who falls in love with her bodyguard could have been a major disaster. I remember the previews and thinking it was going to be one. However once the film was out and I actually watched it I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is a really good romance and a really good thriller. Of course its hokey and Hollywood and all of that but you get sucked in and carried along for its running time.

Trust me this is better than you think it is.

The only problem is that the film is a bit too long to do what it has to do. I think the problem is in the early part of the film where all of th e pieces are being set in motion, however once its all going its great.

Get some popcorn your honey and enjoy.

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