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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.

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Mick Jackson

Writer:

Lawrence Kasdan
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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:
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bodyguard See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Debbie Reynolds appears as herself. Her daughter Carrie Fisher appeared in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), which were also written by Lawrence Kasdan. Fisher and her own daughter Billie Lourd appeared together in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), also written by Kasdan. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is explaining to the limo driver his new role as his assistant, Frank points one of his handguns directly at the driver. A former Secret Service agent would always be aware of the direction of his muzzle, and would never under any circumstances point it at someone absentmindedly. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [after Nicki kisses him] You're a lovely woman.
Nicki Marron: But you don't want me. I'm surprised. Thorough fellow like yourself. Why stop at one sister when you could have fucked them both?
Frank: I make my mistakes.
Nicki Marron: But you didn't say no to the boss.
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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 Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.41 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Always Love You
Written by Dolly Parton
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston Appears Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Costner and Houston's chemistry save a bland plot
7 October 2006 | by PortugalOle7See 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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