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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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Oscar Host
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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Action | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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25 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$121,945,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$410,900,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Costner said that he based his portrayal of Frank Farmer on actor Steve McQueen. He even went as far as to get McQueen's trademark haircut for the role. 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

Devaney: [In the limo] We'll go straight back to the green room, right Frank? You got that, Tony?
Frank: Tony knows what he is doing.
Rachel: You know, I wish you guys would relax a little bit. Nothing bad's gonna happen out there. Alright?
[Sits back]
Rachel: Unless I lose the fuckin' award.
[She laughs and Sy gives her a glare]
Rachel: Jesus, what a group!
[Puts on lipstick]
Rachel: Screw it. I'm tired of worrying about it. When your time is up? It's up.Right, Frank?
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Connections

Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #1.6 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from The Bodyguard
Composed and Produced by Alan Silvestri
Trumpet Solo by Gary Grant
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Better than you think it is
12 February 2005 | by 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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