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The Bodyguard (1992)

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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Herb Farmer
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Portman
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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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Action | Drama | Music | Romance

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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

Kevin Costner's character is shown having attended West Virginia University (WVU). The movie was written by Lawrence Kasdan who graduated from high school in Morgantown WV, the same city where WVU is located. See more »

Goofs

When Frank discovers that Portman is not the Oscar host's bodyguard, and in fact the person who has been trying to kill Rachel, he does not make any attempt to alert the Oscar's security or the police stationed there about Portman, something a trained Secret Service agent like Frank would have done. See more »

Quotes

[as Rachel heads towards the waiting paparazzi]
Frank: Is this really necessary?
Rachel: Quit bitchin', Farmer, this is the part you *do* get paid for!
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Connections

Features Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Always Love You
Written by Dolly Parton
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 (England) – 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.

7/10


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