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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$121,945,720 (USA)
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This film was originally proposed in the mid-'70s, starring Diana Ross and Steve McQueen, but was rejected as "too controversial". The film concept was to be attempted again in the late 1970s, with Ryan O'Neal and Diana Ross cast as the leads. The project fell through after only a few months because of irreconcilable differences between O'Neal and Ross, who had been dating. See more »

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When Frank is being wheeled out after he is shot, he has no oxygen on. This is a huge mistake and even the lowest trained technician would have done this. The fact he has I.V. fluids running show they are higher trained. Even if done to allow the viewers to see his face, many movies have them removed by someone to allow a short conversation. Since blood loss is obvious, not having oxygen is something that would certainly bring the credibility of the movie down drastically. It is unlikely that even the newest practitioner would neglect or forget to put high flow oxygen on a gunshot wound victim. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: So, can we get you anything?
Frank: Yeah, orange juice.
Rachel: Straight?
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Soundtracks

I'm Every Woman
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Produced by Narada Michael Walden
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 (New York, USA) – 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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