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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Farmer
... Rachel Marron
... Sy Spector
... Devaney
... Herb Farmer
... Portman
... Nicki
... Tony
Christopher Birt ... Henry
... Fletcher
... Ray Court
... Minella
Tony Pierce ... Dan
... Klingman
... 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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Bodyguard  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,611,793, 29 November 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$121,945,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$410,900,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whitney Houston said Kevin Costner taught her to focus on listening and communicating through her eyes. See more »

Goofs

When Frank discovers that Portman is not the Oscar host's bodyguard, and in fact the person who has been trying to kill Rachel, he does not make any attempt to alert the Oscar's security or the police stationed there about Portman, something a trained Secret Service agent like Frank would have done. See more »

Quotes

Frank: The people who hire me, they don't have to be convinced to save their own lives.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kevin Spacey/Nelly Furtado (2006) 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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Costner and Houston's chemistry save a bland plot
7 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

A movie/music star who needs protection from a psychotic fan, wow what a concept. And who better to play it than Whitney Houston, a stretch I know.

The plot is totally disappointing and bland. Luckily the on-screen romance and chemistry from Houston and Costner, along with a great soundtrack, save this film from being a total bust. The love story between Costner and Houston becomes the main driving force, preventing the film from running out of ideas. In the end the romance is what you take away from the film, not the convoluted mystery plot.

It's enjoyable in the end and I would recommend it. Of course the soundtrack is one of the best and most popular in history with "I Will Always Love You", "Run to You", "I Have Nothing", and "I'm Every Woman."


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