The Bodyguard

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Warner Bros. Released 1992

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Director:
Mick Jackson (I)
Released:
1992
Rating:
R

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired by the manager of successful pop singer turned actress, Rachel Marron, who has recently been receiving threatening notes/letters. Farmer is haunted by the fact that he quit being a bodyguard for Ronald Reagan, just before he got shot. Farmer wants to keep his relationship with Marron professional, but he does agree to go on a date, and they do sleep together, but of course he feels this was a mistake, and she is obviously being snide towards him, and he knows he can't stop thinking about her in that way. Eventually, as her stalker threatens to manifest, Farmer must cope with his feelings towards her if he is to protect her from danger.

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Metacritic Score

  • 100

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    There's no pretending this is a perfect movie. Yet I doubt I could have enjoyed it more if it were. [25 Nov 1992, p.E1]

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    I thought the basic situation in The Bodyguard was intriguing enough to sustain a film all by itself: on the one hand, a star who grows rich through the adulation that fans feel fo...

  • 63

    The Seattle Times

    It all works quite well as glossy entertainment, but ultimately The Bodyguard satisfies only if you don't think about it too much. [25 Nov 1992, p.D3]

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    • Production Budget - $25,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $122,006,740 (7th)
      Worldwide Gross - $411,006,740 (2nd)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $239,897,590
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $808,148,192

    • Other Production Companies:
      Tig Productions
      Kasdan Pictures

    • Taglines:
      Never let her out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love.

    • Filming locations include:
      Captiva Island, Florida
      Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      El Dorado County, California
      Beverly Hills, California
      Lake Tahoe, California
      Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California
      Long Beach, California
      Miami Beach, Florida
      Miami, Florida
      Newark, New Jersey
      Los Angeles, California
      Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

    • Music:
      I Have Nothing
      Written by David Foster and Linda Thompson
      Performed by Whitney Houston
      Someday (I'm Coming Back)
      Written by Lisa Stansfield, Andy Morris and Ian Devaney
      Performed by Lisa Stansfield
      Run to You
      Written by Allan Dennis Rich and Jud Friedman
      Performed by Whitney Houston
      (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
      Written by Nick Lowe
      Performed by Curtis Stigers
      I Will Always Love You
      Written by Dolly Parton
      Performed by Whitney Houston
      Trust in Me
      Written by Charlie Midnight, Marc Swersky and Francesca Beghe
      Performed by Joe Cocker featuring Sass Jordan
      Queen of the Night
      Written by Whitney Houston, Antonio Reid (as LA Reid), Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds and Daryl Simmons
      Performed by Whitney Houston
      I'm Every Woman
      Written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
      Performed by Whitney Houston
      Even If My Heart Would Break
      Written by Franne Golde and Adrian Gurvitz
      Performed by Kenny G and Aaron Neville
      Jesus Loves Me
      Performed by Whitney Houston and Michele Lamar Richards
      Whitney Houston Appears Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
      It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day
      Written by Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough, Robert Clivillés, David Cole, Tommy Never and Michelle Visage
      Performed by The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M.
      Theme from The Bodyguard
      Composed and Produced by Alan Silvestri
      Trumpet Solo by Gary Grant
      Waiting for You
      Written, Produced and Performed by Kenny G
      Melissa
      Written by Gregg Allman (as Gregory Allman) and Stephen Alaimo
      Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
      I Will Always Love You
      Written by Dolly Parton
      Performed by John Doe
      Walk Away Renee
      Written by Mike Brown, Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli
      Performed by The Left Banke
      Entertainment Tonight
      Written by Michael Mark

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Original Song - "I Have Nothing"
      2. Original Song - "Run to You"

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Thrillers, Love & Romance