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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 63
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    At its best when its heroes race furiously toward their missions, most of which involve jumping out of a helicopter into surging waves. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Sometimes you want to buy an extra-large popcorn and settle in for a big budget Hollywood blockbuster replete with entertaining explosions, undemanding dialogue and completely unrealistic action sequences. If all that sounds like gloriously uncomplicated fun, The Guardian is your movie. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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