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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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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.

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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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Bodyguard  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rachel's mansion is the same mansion as the "horse's head in the bed" mansion in The Godfather (1972). See more »

Goofs

As mentioned above, for a supposedly trained professional, Frank Farmer commits at least two violations of basic weapons safety rules by pointing a loaded weapon at people he doesn't intend to shoot. First when he is discussing security with Henry, Frank points his .45 directly at Henry. Then, during the incident at the cabin, as soon as he chambers a round in his .45, he points it directly in Nicki's face as he tells her to stay still. See more »

Quotes

Frank Farmer: We're adding to your duties. You're my new assistant.
Henry: Says who?
Frank Farmer: Henry, I've spent a lot of time guarding people all over the world, and I've found one thing to be true - no matter how incompetent the assassins, no matter how much they miss their target, there's always one person who always gets hit.
Henry: Who?
Frank Farmer: The cocky black chauffeur.
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Connections

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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 See 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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