Guardian

Guardian

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Director: Andrew Davis

Cast: Andrew Davis, Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward

     
 

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A decorated Coast Guard search and rescue specialist still haunted by the death of his teammates during a disastrous mission off the coast of Alaska is charged with the task of training the next generation of Coast Guard rescue swimmers in director Andrew Davis' ocean-bound adventure drama. Ben Randall (KevinSee more details below

Overview

A decorated Coast Guard search and rescue specialist still haunted by the death of his teammates during a disastrous mission off the coast of Alaska is charged with the task of training the next generation of Coast Guard rescue swimmers in director Andrew Davis' ocean-bound adventure drama. Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) was the best swimmer of his graduating class, but upon surfacing as the sole survivor of an Alaskan rescue mission attempted during a Category Three storm, his outlook on life has grown increasingly jaded. Now, as hotshot young swimmer Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher) arrives at Coast Guard rescue school looking to accomplish something meaningful with his life, he will be forced to endure the rigorous training methods of a man who expects nothing less than the very best in order to become a member of one of the most elite rescue squads on the planet.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The story of callow, cocky recruits hammered into shape by grizzled veterans is a time-honored film convention. Handled with conviction, though, familiar character types and plot situations can take on a bright new sheen. Such is the case with The Guardian. Ben Randall (Kevin Costner), a living legend among the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers -- an elite unit of men and women who brave stormy seas to aid victims in distress -- is reassigned from active duty to a head teaching post. His most problematic student is Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), a former high school swimming champ whose bluster annoys the skeptical veteran. Does Fischer really have what it takes, or will he fold in a crisis situation? Focusing primarily on the conflict between teacher and student, director Andrew Davis coaxes fine performances from his two leads; still, the principal players are nearly upstaged by singer Bonnie Bramlett, playing a brassy chanteuse who operates a music club near the school. The big, elaborately staged, nail-bitingly intense rescue mission that dominates the final reels comes right on schedule, but like much of this vastly entertaining piece of escapism, its basic satisfactions trump its predictability.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2007
UPC:
0786936725902
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
A
Time:
2:19:00
Sales rank:
3,964

Special Features

Filmmaker Q & A; Audio commentary with director Andrew Davis and writer Ron L. Brinkerhoff; The Guardian: Making Waves; Unsung Heroes: So Others May Live; Alternate "Randall Lives" ending with on-camera introduction by director Andrew Davis; Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Andrew Davis and writer Ron L. Brinkerhoff; Movie Showcase: instant access to select movie scenes that showcase the ultimate in high definition picture and sound; Seamless menus

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Ben Randall
Ashton Kutcher Jake Fischer
Sela Ward Helen Randall
Melissa Sagemiller Emily Thomas
Clancy Brown Capt. William Hadley
Omari Hardwick Carl Billings
Alex Daniels Wild Bill
Daniel J. Molthen Co-Pilot Wakefield
Andrew Schanno Pilot Mitchell
Adam Pena Benjamin Reyes
Joe Arquette Co-Pilot Antunez
Gary Billburg Julian Zankich
Joshua Mitcheltree Mitcheltree
Rusty Tennant Mover #1
James Barnes Doctor #1
Stephanie Barnes Doctor #2
Andrea Martynowski Ops Commander
Ron Fien Wickham
Nevada Smith Co-Pilot Krauss
Jay Bingham Ops Tech
Shane Sweitzer Swimmer Nelson
John Heard Capt. Frank Larson
Neal McDonough Jack Skinner
Joseph "Butch" Flythe Butch Flythe
Robert E. Watson Robert Watson
John Hall John Hall
Johnell Gainey Johnell Lewis
Jeff Loftus Executive Officer
Brian Geraghty Billy Hodge
Dulé Hill Ken Weatherly
Shelby Fenner Lindsey, Cate
Michael Rady Nick Zingaro
Peter Gail Doran, Danny
Brian Patrick Wade Mitch Lyons
Benny Ciaramello Benny Partida
Travis Willingham Travis Finely
Matt Laub Matt Stokes
Matthew L. Rucker Matthew Bunch
Tanica Jamison Tanica Treadwell
Paul Wallace Paul Metz
Tilky Jones Tilky Flint
Megan Melgaard Megan Hyde
Scott Mueller Scott Reeves
Jacob Stevens Jacob Pavich
Austin Lash Austin Vogel
Mark Gangloff Mark Colby
Damon Lipari Damon Bennett
Roger Edwards Rober Cable
Gregory J. Barnett Pilot Victim
Kenny G. Krauss Groom
Gioacchino Brucia Waiter
J.D. Evermore Jailer
Bryce Cass Manny
Bonnie Bramlett Maggie McGlone
Richard Davis Guitar
James Burton Guitar
Tony Brown Bass
Tony Brown Bass
Wayne Stewart Drums
Chris "Hambone" Cameron Keyboards
Mark Ohlsen Trumpet
Gene Barge Sax
Steve Eisen Sax
Josie Aiello Singer
Devin Thompson Singer
Tina Treadwell Singer
Corrine DeGroot Bartender
Greg Sproles Huge Navy Guy
Ron Dean Navy Captain
James Landers Brandon Molale
Jesse De Villa Austin Kincaid,Eric Norris
Leigh Hennessy Drowing Woman
Tanner Gill Husband
Norm Compton Sea Captain
Donald Fisher Young Crewman
Tommy Rosales Yoshio Iizuka
Vladimir Tevlovski Tony Snegoff
Henry Kingi Cave Victim #1
Dorian Kingi Cave Victim #2
Deborah Boone Victim's Aunt
Roxanne Brooks Victim's Mother
Conrad Palmisano Fishing Boat Captain
Michael James Fisherman#1
Danny Cosmo Higginbottom Fisherman #2
Gene Hartline Fisherman #3
John Rottger Survivor
Gordon Goodwin Conductor

Technical Credits
Andrew Davis Director
Bryan Adams Songwriter
Steve Adcock Camera Operator
Maher Ahmad Production Designer
Terry Ahue Stunts
Michael Applebaum Camera Operator
Gregory J. Barnett Stunts
Jeffrey Barnett Stunts
Chester Quinton Bell Costumes/Costume Designer
Armyan Bernstein Executive Producer
Lowell D. Blank Associate Producer
Carla Chao Brenholtz Makeup
Ron L. Brinkerhoff Screenwriter
Andrew Cahn Art Director
Zanne Devine Executive Producer
Mark Fincannon Casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon Casting
Craig Fincannon Casting
Sarah Halley Finn Casting
Scott R. Fisher Stunts
George Fisher Stunts
Beau Flynn Producer
Tanner Gill Stunts
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
Austin Gorg Art Director
Jeffrey Haupt Sound Mixer
Michael Haynes Stunts
Randi Hiller Casting
Brad Holtzman Costumes/Costume Designer
Joel Iwataki Sound Mixer
Daniel R. Jennings Set Decoration/Design
Karin Justman Stunts
Oliver Keller Stunts
Eliot Kennedy Songwriter
James D. LaRocca Asst. Director
Vincent Lascoumes Asst. Director
Tracey Levy Makeup
Charlie Lyons Executive Producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott Executive Producer
Eddie Mathews Stunts
Mack Melson Sound Mixer
Bryan H. Moss Costumes/Costume Designer
Thomas J. Nordberg Editor
Chris Papajohn Stunts
Mark A. Peterson Costumes/Costume Designer
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Paige Reeves Makeup
Steven T. Ritzi Stunts
John Rottger Stunts
William V. Ryder Set Decoration/Design
Tim Soergel Stunts
Stephen St. John Cinematographer
Bruce Stambler Sound/Sound Designer
Aimee Stuit Makeup
Mike Thomas Camera Operator
James Tocci Set Decoration/Design
Russell Towery Stunts
Michael Trisler Stunts
Tierre Turner Stunts
Bob Ulland Camera Operator
Tripp Vinson Producer
Dennis Virkler Editor
Sterling Winans Stunts
Keith Woulard Stunts

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