• The Guardian (2006)

The Guardian

Release Date: September 29th, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2007

PG-13 |2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer (Kevin Costner), who still mourns losing his crew in a fatal accident, copes by dedicating his life to training new recruits, so when he meets swimming champion Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), he molds the cocky young man into his protege and takes him on a mission in the dangerous waters of the Bering Strait.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown, Dulé Hill, Neal McDonough, John Heard

Director: Andrew Davis

Genres: Drama , Action

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Firm Films

Distributors: Buena Vista

Keywords: Suspenseful, Moving, Wife, Rise, Friendship, School, 2000s, Rescue, Sacrifice, Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's not easy being macho while you're shivering like a frozen puppy, but Kutcher pulls it off. show more

  • 60
    James GreenbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    That the film doesn't rise above the formulaic is a particular disappointment as these stunningly brave Rescue Swimmers deserve a film as daring as they are. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The kind of inspirational movie that Hollywood made about the Army, Navy and Marines during World War II. Now, with inspiration in short supply, it's the Coast Guard's turn.

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