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The Bodyguard (1992)

 -  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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Sy Spector
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Devaney
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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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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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Trivia

The camera operator riding the dolly rail during the airplane scene where the camera revolves around actors Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston fell off when the centripetal force surprised him while shooting the scene. The cameraman climbed back onto the rigging during filming to retain operation, finishing the scene, which was kept in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Frank is explaining to the limo driver his new role as Frank's assistance, 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 »

Quotes

Frank: [after Nicki kisses him] You're a lovely woman.
Nicki Marron: But you don't want me. I'm surprised. Thorough fellow like yourself. Why stop at one sister when you could have fucked them both?
Frank: I make my mistakes.
Nicki Marron: But you didn't say no to the boss.
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Written by Gregg Allman (as Gregory Allman) and Stephen Alaimo
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band (as The Allman Brothers)
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets, A Division of PolyGram Group Distribution
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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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