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The Bodyguard (1992)

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A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Director:

Mick Jackson

Writer:

Lawrence Kasdan
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2,145 ( 187)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Frank Farmer
Whitney Houston ... Rachel Marron
Gary Kemp ... Sy Spector
Bill Cobbs ... Devaney
Ralph Waite ... Herb Farmer
Tomas Arana ... Portman
Michele Lamar Richards ... Nicki
Mike Starr ... Tony
Christopher Birt Christopher Birt ... Henry
DeVaughn Nixon ... Fletcher
Gerry Bamman ... Ray Court
Joe Urla ... Minella
Tony Pierce Tony Pierce ... Dan
Charles Keating ... Klingman
Robert Wuhl ... Oscar Host
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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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Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Whitney Houston suffered a miscarriage during production and missed a couple of weeks of production recovering. See more »

Goofs

When Frank puts Rachel to bed, he pushes all the dolls to one side. But when she's in bed there is still one doll sitting upright next to her. See more »

Quotes

Sy Spector: Bill said you used to be with the Secret Service.
Frank: That's right.
Sy Spector: Ever guard the main man?
Frank: I was two years with Carter, four with Reagan.
Sy Spector: Reagan got shot!
Frank: Not on my shift.
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Alternate Versions

The BBFC insisted upon a 1 second cut to the UK version, to remove a double earclap, which they view as being easily imitated and very damaging... See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/The Black Keys (2011) See more »

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Waiting for You
Written, Produced and Performed by Kenny G
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

A Great Romantic Thriller
10 August 1999 | by Chubbs-2See all my reviews

I just recently watched The Bodyguard again and i forgot how good it was.

Costner plays the role of the obsessed bodyguard perfectly and Houston's first feature film performance was flawless.

This story of an obsessed stalker terrorising a famous performer and the bodyguard trying to protect her at all costs, was made in a refreshing way, even to compete with todays movie standards

Mick Jackson's The Bodyguard is a great movie to watch over and over again even when you find out whodunnit .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,611,793, 29 November 1992

Gross USA:

$122,006,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$411,006,740
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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