Bodyguard

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Overview

Lawrence Kasdan originally wrote his script for The Bodyguard in the late 1960s as a vehicle for Steve McQueen; by the time it reached the screen, Kasdan's star was another movie hearthrob, Kevin Costner. When imperious musical superstar Whitney Houston begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire a bodyguard. Enter Costner, who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Costner still hasn't purged himself of his ...
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Overview

Lawrence Kasdan originally wrote his script for The Bodyguard in the late 1960s as a vehicle for Steve McQueen; by the time it reached the screen, Kasdan's star was another movie hearthrob, Kevin Costner. When imperious musical superstar Whitney Houston begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire a bodyguard. Enter Costner, who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. An ex-Secret Service agent, Costner still hasn't purged himself of his guilt feelings over his inability to protect President Reagan from would-be assassin John Hinckley in the original concept, the agent had been guarding JFK in Dallas, but Costner was too young to make this credible; besides, he and Oliver Stone had been there before. Gradually, and inevitably, Costner and Houston fall in love. Ralph Waite is cast as Costner's father, while Robert Wuhl and Debbie Reynolds please the crowd in their cameo roles. The Bodyguard was a huge box-office success, helped along in no small part by Whitney Houston's bestselling rendition of the old Dolly Parton hit "I Will Always Love You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/1993
  • UPC: 012569624733
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Frank Farmer
Whitney Houston Rachel Marron
Gary Kemp Sy Spector
Bill Cobbs Bill Devaney
Ralph Waite Herb Farmer
Tomas Arana Portman
Christopher Birt Henry
DeVaughn Walter Nixon Fletcher Marron
Christopher Connelly Oscar Arrivals MC
Mike Starr Tony
Gerry Bamman Ray Court
Joe Urla Minella
Tony Pierce Dan
Charles Keating Klingman
Robert Wuhl Oscar Host
Debbie Reynolds Herself
Dan Kamin Thuringer
Ethel Ayler Emma
Richard Schiff Skip Thomas
Nathaniel Parker Clive Healy
Bert Remsen Rotary President
Donald Hotton Reverend Hardy
Patricia Healy 1st Sound Winner
Rob Sullivan Best Sound Presenter
Stephen Shellen Tom Winston
Victoria Bass Woman in Green
Phil Redrow Video Director
Joseph C. Hess Cuban Husband
Joe Unger Journalist
Susan Traylor Dress Designer
Linda Thompson Female Academy Member
David Foster Oscar Conductor
Michele Lamar Richards Nikki Marron
Technical Credits
Mick Jackson Director
Jeffrey Beecroft Production Designer
Donn Cambern Editor
Kevin Costner Producer
David Foster Score Composer
Lisa Dean Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Jud Friedman Songwriter
Walon Green Screenwriter
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Richard A. Harris Editor
Lawrence Kasdan Producer, Screenwriter
Mark Kasdan Screenwriter
Elisabeth Leustig Casting
Donald Myers Special Effects
Susan Nininger Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
Linda Thompson Songwriter
Jeffrey Wilson Producer
Jim Wilson Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Bodyguard

    Two great superstars caught in an intriguing plot with lots of suspense and good acting; good to watch.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the most underrated films of all time--

    Costner is quiet and strong, very similar to his role in "The Untouchables"--subtile but tightly-strung masculinity. Houston presents a provocative bouquet of the saucy and vulnerable come-hither--supremely desirable--her voice and delivery of the theme song, Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," beyond breathtaking. Together they are Fourth-of-July fireworks, seen through a glass of Masseto merlot, and heard through the veil of satin sheets.

    Wandering a tangle of taut suspense, downy-soft passion, and consuming resentment, the latter from several unexpected quarters, "The Bodyguard" is a love story in the grandest Shakespearian mode, substituting permanent separation for death, and leaving the viewer to decide which is worse. Nothing could be more heart-wrenching than that two people, irresistibly drawn to a real love that overcomes immovable obstacles, only to find that, in this case, overcoming does not remove them, and that they cannot pursue their divergent, destined paths together. Still, as anyone who has ever truly loved, beyond mere desire, knows, as Tennyson put it, "it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." It is the bitterest sweet imaginable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2012

    when  I saw this movie,i became an avid fan of Whitney right  th

    when  I saw this movie,i became an avid fan of Whitney right  there and then...i got hooked in collecting all of her cd's,posters,movies...I love it...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Fantastic Performance

    Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in an amazing display of Love, Passion, Commitment, and Fight for Love.. A must see!!

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Good

    With good suspense, I thought the movie was good, not the best but still pretty good. Music also good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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