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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 & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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)  »

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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

Kevin Costner requested that David Foster produce for him, after just meeting him. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is being wheeled out after he is shot, he has no oxygen on. This is a huge mistake and even the lowest trained technician would have done this. The fact he has I.V. fluids running show they are higher trained. Even if done to allow the viewers to see his face, many movies have them removed by someone to allow a short conversation. Since blood loss is obvious, not having oxygen is something that would certainly bring the credibility of the movie down drastically. It is unlikely that even the newest practitioner would neglect or forget to put high flow oxygen on a gunshot wound victim. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [Pressing Kingman to the concrete, after firing gun] Stay down. Just stay down.
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Connections

Referenced in The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus Loves Me
Performed by Whitney Houston and Michele Lamar Richards
Whitney Houston Appears Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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A Great Romantic Thriller
10 August 1999 | by See 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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