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The Guardian (2006)

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A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

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Andrew Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Ben Randall
Ashton Kutcher ... Jake Fischer
Sela Ward ... Helen Randall
Melissa Sagemiller ... Emily Thomas
Clancy Brown ... Capt. William Hadley
Omari Hardwick ... Carl Billings
Alex Daniels ... Wild Bill
Daniel J. Molthen Daniel J. Molthen ... Co-Pilot Wakefield (as Lcdr. Daniel J. Molthen USCG)
Andrew Schanno Andrew Schanno ... Pilot Mitchell (as Lt. Andrew Schanno USCG)
Adam Pena Adam Pena ... Benjamin Reyes
Joe Arquette ... Co-Pilot Antunez
Gary Billburg Gary Billburg ... Julian Zankich (as PO1 Gary Billburg USCG)
Joshua Mitcheltree Joshua Mitcheltree ... Mitcheltree (as PO2 Joshua Mitcheltree USCG)
Rusty Tennant Rusty Tennant ... Mover #1
James Barnes James Barnes ... Doctor #1
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Storyline

Ben Randall is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. When his crew is killed in an accident and his marriage ends, his commander tells him he wants Randall to go to the US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer "A" School to train other rescue swimmers. He encounters a guy named Jake who's a little cocky because he was once a swim champion. So Ben puts him through the wringer to see if he can handle it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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When lives are on the line, sacrifice everything. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guardianes de altamar See more »

Filming Locations:

Kodiak, Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,006,064, 1 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,011,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,973,540
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie uses clips of real incidents supplied to Walt Disney by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency during the training sequences in scenes at the training school. See more »

Goofs

The motto quoted in the film and mentioned in the closing title card - "So Others May Live" - is not an official motto of the Coast Guard. However, Many members of the Coast Guard say this is an unofficial motto that many use anyway. It is very close to that of the creed of the Pararescue Jumpers, "That Others May Live", part of US Air Force Special Operations Command. The actual motto of the Coast Guard is "Semper Paratus", Latin for "Always Ready" or "Always Prepared". See more »

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Capt. William Hadley: There is a legend of a man who lives beneath the sea. He is a fisher of men, the last hope of all those who have been left behind. Many survivors claim to have felt his gripping hands beneath them; pushing them up to the surface; whispering strength until help could arrive. But this, of course, is only a legend.
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Featured in The Guardian: Making Waves (2007) See more »

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Home To Houston
Written and Performed by Steve Earle
Courtesy of Artemis Records
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Drama misstep
1 October 2006 | by JMLovelySee all my reviews

I only went to see this movie because I have always liked Kevin Costner. I felt that Ashton did a great job in the Butterfly Effect. Unfortunately, even though these two actors were/are capable of good if not great acting moments some of that was missing here. Some of the scenes were just not believable and didn't have enough story line support.

Though the movie claims influence from the hurricane Katrina aftermath, there was very little (none) to that effect in the movie.

Overall, I liked the fact that the movie brought forward some of what goes into saving lives from a water perspective.

The special effects were pretty good and more than a little intimidating. Not sure I'll ever go deep sea fishing again...

I expected a little more emotion in the film than what was presented.

Definitely a movie that could've been seen on DVD.


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