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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Host of the fictional Oscars is played by Robert Wuhl, he and Kevin Costner shared the screen in Bull Durham in 1988. See more »

Goofs

Tony, Rachel original bodyguard gets hit by Portman at the Oscars scene with a left hook and a special nail type ring on his right eye . Tony brings up his right arm to cover his right eye. Then he comes out later holding his left arm to his bleeding left eye. In the final scene at the airport strip, again he is wearing a patch on the left eye that he "lost". See more »

Quotes

Rachel: Well, you don't look like a bodyguard.
Frank: What'd you expect?
Rachel: Well, I don't know, maybe a tough guy?
Frank: This is my disguise.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Room (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Run to You
Written by Allan Rich (as Allan Rich) and Jud Friedman
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston Appears Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

Intriguing Story
1 October 2006 | by goharayazSee all my reviews

I have watched many action movies but this one makes one think: what happens next? This material could have been handled badly, but it comes out refined and elegant.

Both Whitney Hustoun and Kevin Costner stay true to their types, yet sharing a common purpose giving a spiritual dimension to the movie as observed by a commentator.

This is not a conventional romantic movie and that is why many are disappointed. It is a throwback to old concepts of chivalry and knighthood. The remarkable point to observe is that it is a modern story about an independent woman and her child.

This is a movie which feels good and genuine in the end.


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