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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mick Jackson directed L.A. Story (1991), starring Steve Martin, the year before The Bodyguard (1992). Scriptwriter Lawrence Kasdan directed Grand Canyon (1991), also starring Martin. 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: So, can we get you anything?
Frank: Yeah, orange juice.
Rachel: Straight?
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Referenced in Fresh Meat: Episode #2.7 (2012) See more »

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Waiting for You
Written, Produced and Performed by Kenny G
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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A Great Romantic Thriller
10 August 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just recently watched The Bodyguard again and i forgot how good it was.

Costner plays the role of the obsessed bodyguard perfectly and Houston's first feature film performance was flawless.

This story of an obsessed stalker terrorising a famous performer and the bodyguard trying to protect her at all costs, was made in a refreshing way, even to compete with todays movie standards

Mick Jackson's The Bodyguard is a great movie to watch over and over again even when you find out whodunnit .


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