The Bodyguard (1992) Poster



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Remade as 

Gary and His Demons: Gary The Bodyguard (2018) (TV Episode)
The episode is both a remake and loose spoof of the movie.


Metropolis (1927)
A statue of the Machine Man can be seen in the singer's apartment.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Frank demonstrates his prowess at throwing knives, a la James Coburn.
Yojimbo (1961)
Title is a deliberate nod to Kurosawa classic
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Remade "I Will Always Love You"

Referenced in 

Melrose Place: Bye Bye Billy (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Rederiet: Falskt spel (1993) (TV Episode)
Swedish poster visible in the foyer at Freja
Adan Ronquillo: Tubong Cavite... laking Tondo (1993)
The lead actor told his girlfried that he do look like his bodyguard like Kevin Costner.
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: Teacher's Pet (1993) (TV Episode)
Alex sings "I Will Always Love You."
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Witness (1994) (TV Episode)
Lois says to Clark, "You can drop the Kevin Costner protecting Whitney Houston bit."
Whore 2 (1994)
Title on Cinema marquee
The Nanny: Sunday in the Park with Fran (1994) (TV Episode)
After Chester saves the day, Fran says to him, "You were just like Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard".
Verhängnis (1994)
poster visible
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Squash It (1994) (TV Episode)
Bobby says that he will always love Whitney Houston.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Breaking Up (1994) (TV Episode)
Bobby asks Katie what Whitney Houston's big song from "The Bodyguard" was. She tells him that it was "I Will Always Love You".
Movie Magic: Creature Makeup: Masks and Mirrors (1994) (TV Episode)
A poster hangs on a wall.
Fresh Bait (1995)
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
Tom Dewe Mathews mentions it.
Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey/Soundgarden (1996) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown on Hollywood Minute flashback
Gemilang (1997)
Scream 2 (1997)
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast: Untreue (1998) (TV Episode)
Ilse remembers that Lollo and Daniel saw the movie.
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) (TV Special)
Mentioned by David Spade
The Nanny: Sara's Parents (1998) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the movie by name.
The Simpsons: Mayored to the Mob (1998) (TV Episode)
theme song, etc.
The Directors: The Films of Lawrence Kasdan (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kasdan.
Wilsberg: Wilsberg und der Schuss im Morgengrauen (2001) (TV Episode)
Jutta Rausch says: "I imagined a bodyguard to be different." Wilsberg replies: "More like Kevin Costner I presume."
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Lipton in the introduction, and a still image from the movie is shown.
Emeril: The Sidekick (2001) (TV Episode)
Lisa Ann Walter sings "I Will Always Love You" ala Whitney Houston.
Showtime (2002)
Langt fra Las Vegas: Michel (2002) (TV Episode)
Kenny says that having a bodyguard makes him feel like Whitney Houston
Primetime: Episode dated 4 December 2002 (2002) (TV Episode)
talked about
A Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
Ready, Steady, Charlie! (2003)
they are talking about the movie
It's Latter-Day Night! Live Comedy (2003) (Video)
"I Will Always Love You" is one of the songs played by Hymnfir.
Jake 2.0: The Prince and the Revolution (2003) (TV Episode)
Characters compare Jake and Mailk's relationship to that of Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in the film
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Saturday Night Live: Tom Brady/Beck (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Caitlin
Ciara: And I (2005) (Video)
is loosely based on the 1992 Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced in "Spade in America"
Saturday Night Live: Kevin Spacey/Nelly Furtado (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Joey: Joey and the Beard (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Joey
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
When Princess Kasumi meets Ayane, Kasumi's dress got cut by the sword. In The Bodyguard, a scarf got cut by a sword the exact same way.
American Dad!: Lincoln Lover (2006) (TV Episode)
"I will always love you" is played as Stan carries the body of Lincoln off the stage.
To kokkino domatio: I diva (2006) (TV Episode)
Shark: Every Breath You Take (2007) (TV Episode)
Sebastian says "Now he shows up after Franco gets out, and tells her it's time to dust off their Whitney Houston-Kevin Costner routine."
Nostalgia Critic: Kazaam (2008) (TV Episode)
The Critic plays "And I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston over the scene with Kazaam carrying an unconcious Max.
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Ria refers to Chelios as Kevin Costner and later refers to herself as Whitney Houston.
Muchachada nui: Episode #3.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
In segment 'Celebrities' Whitney Houston (played by Joaquín Reyes) mentions this movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.175 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $300 question
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #9.7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jessica McNamee and Stefano Olivieri dance their Rumba to the song I Will Always Love You.
Playa del Sol: Dirty Squaredancing (2009) (TV Episode)
Dance step named after Frank Farmer
Muchachada nui: Episode #4.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by character in segment "Whitney Houston presenta Muchachada Nuí"
Psych: Think Tank (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn tells Lassiter that he is "Kevin Costner" in Bonaventure's security plan.
Supernatural: Hammer of the Gods (2010) (TV Episode)
Gabriel Says: I am the Costner to your Houston
Nostalgia Critic: The Room (2010) (TV Episode)
Song "I Will Always Love You" is played.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
Sarah tells Vivien, Chuck will be her bodyguard. Chuck adds that he'll be her Kevin Costner.
Justified: Full Commitment (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Tim
Entrei em Pânico ao Saber o que Vocês Fizeram na Sexta-feira 13 do Verão Passado Parte 2 - A Hora da Volta da Vingança dos Jogos Mortais de Halloween (2011)
Niandra's bodyguard sings the music of Whitney Houston and dreams of being like Kevin Costner
Ugly Americans: Wail Street (2011) (TV Episode)
Leonard as a bodyguard says "I'm the Kevin Costner to your Whitney Houston".
Weekend Weekend: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
They talk about the film
Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/The Black Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "The Miley Cyrus Show"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.147 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kevin Costner discusses working with Whitney Houston on the film
Fresh Meat: Episode #2.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by JP
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.176 (2012) (TV Episode)
Sarah mentions the movie by name.
Mulheres Ricas: Episode #2.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Aeileen sings the title song and explains the plot of the film to her driver
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.41 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions Kevin Costner as a bodyguard and allowing his last client to drown in a bathtub.
Revenge: Engagement (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Wolverine (2013)
*Spoiler* When Logan is on the private jet at the end and looks at Mariko through the window as they prepare to leave. In that same scene, Yukio tells Logan that she is his Bodyguard while sitting on the plane.
That Music Show: 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a correct answer by Nick.
Bad Education: The American (2013) (TV Episode)
Alfie refers to the film.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.18 (2013) (TV Episode)
Piers Morgan says a man ran in like Kevin Costner in the film to stop Bill O'Reilly from taking a picture of him
One Hit Wonderland: You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone (2013) (TV Episode)
The film's hit song is mentioned.
Autopsy: The Last Hours of: Whitney Houston (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Al Bowman.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions the movie by name.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Ebony Falcon (2014) (TV Episode)
Gina wants a young Kevin Costner type to escort her to the precinct.
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul's Big Opening: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul mentions the film during Laganja Estranja's runway presentation.
Soul Boys of the Western World (2014)
Gary Kemp mentions that he got a part in it.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Oh No She Betta Don't! (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul mentions that Michelle Visage has a song on the soundtrack to the film.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Countdown to the Crown (2014) (TV Episode)
Aaron Coady says, "stop relying on that bodyguard soundtrack."
The World's Greatest Movie Songs: Top 50 (2014) (TV Special)
A song from the soundtrack features in the Top 50 list.
The Man Who Saved the World (2014)
Mentioned in the same phone call and later on Stanislov discusses this, while holding the DVD box of this movie
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
In the extended edition, when Dale is in the hospital after getting shot, Kurt says to Dale, "You're like a little Kevin Costner. You're my bodyguard."
The Vampire Diaries: The Day I Tried to Live (2015) (TV Episode)
Damon Salvatore tells Elena Gilbert that his and Bonnie Bennett's death pact was his idea that he came up with after watching the film "for the billionth time."
Focus (2015)
Liyuan says about his bodyguard that the guy likes to pretend he is Kevin Costner and Liyuan is Whitney Houston.
The Oscars (2015) (TV Special)
"I Will Always Love You" played into commercial break
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Boyle-Linetti Wedding (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Sense8: WWN Double-D? (2015) (TV Episode)
Lito says he "feels very Whitney Houston" when Hernado pretends to be his bodyguard
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.32 (2015) (TV Episode)
A question about this movie is asked during Desiree's Cash Builder round.
The Cinema Snob: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
Snob refers to the holographic woman as "Rachel Marron", Whitney Houston's character in this movie.
The Oscars (2016) (TV Special)
"I Will Always Love You" played by orchestra
Crowded: Nothing as It Seems (2016) (TV Episode)
The family goes to watch the movie.
Fear Me (2016) (TV Series)
The Bodyguard is at the video rental store.
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #1.6 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ondrej Sokol
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bizarre Sequels That Almost Happened (2016) (TV Episode)
The Bodyguard 2 gets an honorable mention.
Britain's Got More Talent: Episode #10.12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joe.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.32 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "From Screen to Stage" category
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
"I Will Always Love You" played when Halle Berry arrived on stage
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Googles the Internet! (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Titus.
Nostalgia Critic: G.I. Joe: The Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
Critic sings "I Will Always Love You" as Cobra Commander
Good Behavior: The Heart Attack Is the Best Way (2017) (TV Episode)
Rob says this is his favorite movie.
Good Behavior: I Think It's a Sign (2017) (TV Episode)
Rob says he bounded with Agent Lashever over their love of this movie.
Disjointed: 4/20 Fantasy (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dank.
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.58 (2018) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk
Dynasty: A Line from the Past (2018) (TV Episode)
Blake says he won't pay Alexis's uber driver to be Kevin Costner to her Whitney
Shadowhunters: Salt in the Wound (2018) (TV Episode)
Simon says he is Kevin Costner and Luke is Whitney Houston
The Good Place: Jeremy Bearimy (2018) (TV Episode)
Tahini asks Jason to be her bodyguard like Kevin Costner in this movie
Continue?: Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves (Nintendo NES) (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among other Kevin Costner movies.
Mom: Kalamazoo And a Bad Wedge of Brie (2019) (TV Episode)
Bonnie & Tammy sing "I Will Always Love You", off key,making fun of Jill's relationship with her hired protection
Les enfants de la télé: Episode dated 10 February 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
soundtrack from
Good Girls: Thelma and Louise (2019) (TV Episode)
Ruby asks Beth if she wants her to carry her out like Costner in this movie
Bonding: Old Friends, New Names (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tiff when asking Pete to be Kevin Costner to her Whitney Houston.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Return of the King (2019) (TV Episode)
Jake compares himself to Kevin Costner in this movie after he saves Gina's life.
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
The song "I Will Always Love You" in Whitney Houston version in the initial credits.
Queen of the South: Noche de las Chicas (2019) (TV Episode)
King George says he is not geared to be Costner to Teresa's Houston.
BH90210: Picture's Up (2019) (TV Episode)
Ian refers to Jennie's bodyguard as "Costner"


Metropolis (1927)
Yojimbo (1961)
Frank Farmer and Rachel Marron go out on a date at the movies. They see Yôjinbô with the scene shown being where Sanjuro does his first demonstration of his effectiveness.
Entertainment Tonight (1981) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You (1992) (Video)
Soundtrack music video with clips from the movie.
Whitney Houston: I Have Nothing (1993) (Video)
The video is intercut with scenes from the film.
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (2000) (Video)
numerous clips are shown
Primetime: Episode dated 4 December 2002 (2002) (TV Episode)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
I Will Always Love You is #65.
I Love the '90s: 1992 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Memories of 'The Bodyguard' (2005) (Video)
clips shown
20 to 1: World's Best Love Songs (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the song I Will Always Love You.
King of the Hill: Cops and Robert (2008) (TV Episode)
The wallet victim rents this movie, while searching for inspiration to toughen himself up
20 to 1: Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the song I Will Always Love You.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Glitter (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Theme Songs (2013) (TV Episode)
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston is #1.
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips in Whitney Houston music video.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cheesiest Movie Endings (2016) (TV Episode)
Crazy in Love, Melted in Cheese is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Nominated for Both Oscars and Razzies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Bodyguard gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Love Songs in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston is #1.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Romance Movies of the 1990s (2017) (TV Episode)
The Bodyguard gets an honorable mention.
Paul O'Grady's Hollywood: Musicals (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
Whitney (2018)
Clips featured

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Paul McCartney (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Bodyguard skit
The Boobyguard (1993) (Video)
Takeoff on the hit movie
Roundhouse: Gang Violence (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'The Bootyguard'
Tiny Toons Spring Break (1994) (TV Short)
Spoofed in Elmyra's "I Am Gonna Hug You" music video
The Critic: Frankie and Ellie Get Lost (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a clip from "The Bodyguard 2" starring Kevin Costner and the Three Tenors
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show (1995) (TV Special)
a sketch titled The Bodyguard One Mo' Time
Bulletproof (1996)
Archie sings it in the shower when the two are in the cabin.
Scream 3 (2000)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Poster spoofing film shown on Warner lot
Shrek 2 (2004)
The king protects Fiona and Shrek from the Fairy Godmother's magic beam in the same way as Kevin Costner protects Whitney Houston.
The Star (2006)
Dave carries Mick out of the crowd of women.
30 Rock: Hard Ball (2007) (TV Episode)
Grizz and Dot Com rescue Tracy the same way Kevin Costner rescues Whitney Houston
Jack to the Max (2008) (Short)
A parody of Whitney Houston's song "I Will Always Love You" is heard as "I Will Always Spank You"
The Simpsons: Pork and Burns (2017) (TV Episode)
Homer's reunion with Plopper is the ending scene of the bodyguard using the same music
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon: Episode #1.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
When bodyguard Bong-soon carries Min-hyeok in her arms, "I Will Always Love You" is heard.
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
One poster shows Reynolds carrying Jackson in his arms, and the tagline ends with "never fall in love". Whitney Houston's "I will always love you" plays in the teaser trailer.

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