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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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A former military serviceman is hired to protect a famous singer.

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Devaney
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Herb Farmer
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Portman
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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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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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25 November 1992 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$121,945,720 (USA)
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The wisecracking host at the fictional Academy Awards ceremony is comedian Robert Wuhl, who wrote jokes for Billy Crystal's Academy Awards hosting duties in 1990 and 1991. See more »

Goofs

Frank arrives at the mansion for the first time and is talking to Henry. The camera angle shows Frank from the front, starting to button his suit coat. A close-up then shows Frank, looking down as if he's finishing up with that buttoning business. The next shot is of Frank from the rear, hands in pants pockets--coat obviously unbuttoned. He takes his hands out of his pockets, starts to button the coat--and while still doing it, the camera shifts back to the front view--the coat is already buttoned, and Frank's hands are already down at his sides. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Aw, Christ, I told you why! I - I can't protect you like this.
Rachel: So that's it for me? That's it?
Frank: Yeah.
Rachel: Well, I don't believe it!
Frank: Well, you can live with it, or you can fire me.
Rachel: But I can't fuck you.
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Referenced in The Nanny: Sunday in the Park with Fran (1994) See more »

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It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day
Written by Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough, Robert Clivillés (as Robert Clivilles),
David Cole, Tommy Never and Michelle Visage
Produced by Robert Clivillés (as Robert Clivilles) and David Cole
Performed by The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Wonderful Movie
3 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh my, what a wonderful movie. Hollywood is known for churning out a lot of sentimental mush that's supposed to pass for romance. But, thankfully, this is not one of those movies. In this movie the main characters, the bodyguard and the lady he is hired to protect, are likable and have a relationship that develops into something really beautiful and special. Moreover, the story is plausible and the movie is well-acted too, with Whitney Houston turning in an outstanding performance reminiscent of Diana Ross's in Lady Sings the Blues (which is another great movie). If you want to watch a movie with good acting and an engaging story, then this is the movie to watch.


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