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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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Sy Spector
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Devaney
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Herb Farmer
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Nicki
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Henry
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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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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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Bodyguard  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,611,793 (USA) (29 November 1992)

Gross:

$121,945,720 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whitney Houston would give Kevin Costner singing lessons on set in exchange for acting advice. See more »

Goofs

Frank pours a screwdriver with one quarter orange juice and three quarters vodka and plans to stay up all night to keep watch, taking into consideration all the events he during the day: driving back home, the funeral he had to attend and oversee provide security for, the alcoholic drink would put him to sleep within minutes. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [shakes the weathered intercom speaker] Frank Farmer to see Miss Marron.
Intercom voice: [static hiss] What?
Frank: Alexander Graham Bell, to see Miss Marron.
Intercom voice: You got an appointment?
Frank: Yeah... the atomic number of zinc is thirty.
Intercom voice: All right.
[gate opens to let Frank enter]
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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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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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