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The Bodyguard (1992)

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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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,611,793 (USA) (29 November 1992)

Gross:

$121,945,720 (USA)
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Trivia

Scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan was also the director of The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985) and Wyatt Earp (1994). Kevin Costner was in all of those films, though his part in the first one was cut. See more »

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A mock copy of the Hollywood Reporter newspaper announces the Oscar nomination for Whitney Houston's character on the same pages as the ratings for Game One of the World Series. But the Academy Award nominations are announced in February, months before the World Series in the Fall. See more »

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Frank: You're too old to be this naive !
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Trust in Me
Written by Charlie Midnight, Marc Swersky and Francesca Beghe
Produced by Charlie Midnight
Additional Recording by Chris Lord-Alge
Performed by Joe Cocker featuring Sass Jordan
Joe Cocker Appears Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
Sass Jordan Appears Courtesy of Impact Records and MCA Records, Inc.
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I quite enjoyed it
25 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Bodyguard is fundamentally a love story between two contrasting characters with their own idiosyncrasies. The plot is intriguing enough to carry the film through and the romance between Costner and Houston builds steadily and realistically.

With some decent action scenes, a decent cast and a great soundtrack, i found the Bodyguard to be an enjoyable movie.

Clearly this film is not for everyone, it doesn't have enough action to satisfy the action fans, it isn't thrilling enough to be a thriller and as a pure romance film it is fairly weak; but i have to admit it does balance between these 3 genres quite well without excelling in any one of them.

7/10


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