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The Bodyguard

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1992
  • Mick Jackson
  • 123 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic thriller starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Bodyguard and former secret serviceman Frank Farmer, still haunted by the attempt to assassinate President Reagan, is asked to safeguard superstar singer and actress Rachel Marron who has been receiving death threats. But when Farmer visits Marron's luxurious home he is met with resentment from the singer and those around her.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Although snootily dismissed by the critics, director Mick Jackson's film was a huge hit in its day. Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner play the singer and her protector who fall in love amid a highly charged atmosphere of jealousy and death threats. The two megastars overcome the limitations of the daft script and throw themselves into the well-staged set-pieces. Costner is a trifle stern in his role, but Houston makes a creditable acting debut, and her rendition of I Will Always Love You became one of the biggest-selling singles of all time.

Credits

Cast

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Frank FarmerKevin Costner
Rachel MarronWhitney Houston
Sy SpectorGary Kemp
DevaneyBill Cobbs
Herb FarmerRalph Waite
PortmanTomas Arana
NickiMichele Lamar Richards
TonyMike Starr
HenryChristopher Birt
Debbie ReynoldsDebbie Reynolds
FletcherDeVaughn Nixon
Ray CourtGerry Bamman
MinellaJoe Urla
DanTony Pierce
KlingmanCharles Keating
Oscar HostRobert Wuhl
ThuringerDaniel Tucker Kamin
EmmaEthel Ayler

Crew

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DirectorMick Jackson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released on
1992-12-26
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scene
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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