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The Bodyguard (1992)

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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sy Spector
Herb Farmer
Christopher Birt ...
Ray Court
Tony Pierce ...
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Action | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodyguard  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$121,945,720 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin Costner said that if he could change one thing about the movie, he would not have the shooting take place at the Oscars. See more »


If you look closely as Rachel, Fletcher, Sy, Devaney, and Tony are walking out of the mansion on their way to The Mayan nightclub, you can see that this is not DeVaughn Nixon playing Fletcher, but another actor. See more »


Fletcher 'Fletch' Marron: You're the new bodyguard aren't you.
Frank: [Smiles] What do you know about it?
Fletcher 'Fletch' Marron: I've got ears.
Frank: Well i'll remember that!
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Referenced in Gemilang (1997) See more »


Someday (I'm Coming Back)
Written by Lisa Stansfield, Andy Morris and Ian Devaney
Produced by Ian Devaney and Andy Morris
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
Courtesy of Arista Records, U.K.
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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.


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