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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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Sy Spector
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Devaney
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Herb Farmer
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Portman
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Nicki
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Tony
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Henry
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Fletcher
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Ray Court
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Dan
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Klingman
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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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Trivia

In the closing scene the sign of the "Iowa rapids" rotary where Kevin Costner is protecting his next client. there is no such town in Iowa however they do have Iowa city & Cedar Rapids. See more »

Goofs

After Frank's fight in the kitchen in the hotel in Miami, he goes straight on to the terrace of their room where he suddenly remarks that Rachel is sitting behind him. After begging Frank to stay by her side, Frank accepts under a few conditions: One of them is that Sy Spector must be fired. Rachel agrees but when they're back for the Oscar's ceremony, he is still her manager. 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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Trust in Me
Written by Charlie Midnight, Marc Swersky and Francesca Beghe
Produced by Charlie Midnight
Additional Recording by Chris Lord-Alge
Performed by Joe Cocker featuring Sass Jordan
Joe Cocker Appears Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
Sass Jordan Appears Courtesy of Impact Records and MCA Records, Inc.
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Great Saturday Night Movie
5 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why do people trash this movie? It's not high art but it's thoroughly entertaining. WH's performance in this movie is better than all her others...just watch the scene when she asks Frank Farmer to take her on a date. Natural, unaffected and charming. Kevin Costner underplays his role and I enjoyed watching him. I just bought the anniversary DVD and it has great backstage footage and very interesting tidbits. For example, it was Kevin Costner's idea, against a lot of protest, to have WH sing the first few bars of 'I will Always Love You' acapella. Smart man. And it is interesting to listen to the comments of Costner about this movie. He was a major star but he waited and held up production of this movie a year so he could get WH. He didn't want anyone else and was willing to wait for her. He refused to interject a story line that would 'explain' the Black/White thing (Bravo). And although Black/White pairings are fairly common now, THEN, for a major star to have a real black love interest ( and an untested actress at that) was a bold move. And it paid off. I don't know why he has not been as successful recently. The DVD interviews were done about 2 yrs ago and WH was still drug crazy (so no interviews with her) but Kevin Costner's last words in the interviews are about her and he said, among other things, that he would always love Whitney. Their chemistry was spot on. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THIS MOVIE.


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