• The Bodyguard (1992)

The Bodyguard

Release Date: November 25th, 1992

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

R |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Best-selling pop diva Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) has a stalker whose obsession has risen to the level of disturbing threats. At the urging of her manager (Gary Kemp), Rachel hires former secret service agent Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) as her bodyguard. Initially resented and treated with disdain for his hard-nosed security procedures, Farmer soon becomes an integral part of Rachel's inner circle. As they spend more time together, client and protector become closer still.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, Ralph Waite, Tomas Arana, Michele Lamar Richards, Mike Starr

Director: Mick Jackson

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros., Tig Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Hotel, 1990s, Love, Sister, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    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]

  • 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]

  • 75
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    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 for her, and on the other hand, a working man who, for a salary, agrees to substitute his body as a target instead of hers. Makes you think. show more

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