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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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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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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

At the fictional Academy Awards ceremony, the Best Sound Oscar goes to Mychal Smith and Kay Colvin (who were in reality the boom operator and cable person respectively), the Best Song winner is written by Nancy Garber (who was really the film's art department researcher) and one of the fictional nominated songwriters was Leslie Moraes (who was really the film's assistant location manager). See more »

Goofs

Marron's son Fletcher, when at the lake, is claimed to be unable to swim, however he has a swimming pool where he lives, and owns swimming shorts. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: And I want to be able to eat brunch with my friends.
Frank: So go on Tuesdays.
Sy Spector: Tuesday morning brunch? Where'd you get this guy, Bill?
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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 DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk Away Renee
Written by Michael Brown (as Mike Lookofsky), Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli
Performed by The Left Banke
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets, A Division of PolyGram Group Distribution
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I quite enjoyed it
25 December 2006 | by mjw2305See 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.

7/10


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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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