Filmmaker Mick Jackson and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan helmed the 1992 American romantic drama thriller The Bodyguard, which starred Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston (in her feature debut), Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, and Ralph Waite. A former United States Secret Service agent is hired as a bodyguard by a famous actress and singer to defend her from a mysterious stalker.
Originally intended as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross, Kasdan penned the script for the picture in the mid-1970s. On November 25, 1992, Warner Bros. Pictures released The Bodyguard in theaters. At the time of its release, the picture was the tenth highest-grossing film of all time with $411 million worldwide. It was the second highest-grossing film of 1992, after Aladdin.
Critics blasted the picture, pointing fingers at the script and the leads’ performances. Houston’s album of original music composed for the film was the best-selling soundtrack album of all time, selling over 45 million copies around the world.
It also won the Grammy for Album of the Year, and its singles “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You” were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. At the 13th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, the picture was nominated seven times, including for Worst Picture, Worst Actor (for Costner), and Worst Actress (for Houston).
The Bodyguard Reviews
Yusra Hafesji: I’ve watched this movie thousands and times and I’d watch it a thousand more times. The chemistry between the two might not be as clear on screen but as the veiwers we can feel it and I’m sure everyone can agree that it warms our hearts.
The sountrack of the movie is unbelievable, it is just so incredible(I personally love all of Whitney Houstan’s songs). It is a must watch and can be considered a classic romance/drama with a hint of comedy. If you haven’t already seen it I suggest you open up Netflix or whatever streming platform you use and start watching right now, and I promise the day after you watch it you’ll want to watch it again and again. It’ll never get old.
Garry still: I PURCHASED THE MOVIE AND WATCH IT MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS THEN IT BROKE. MY REMARKS ARE SHE IS A GREAT/ GREAT SINGER AND ACTRESS. THEY BOTH WERE GREAT YES GREAT AND I FOR ONE WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE MOVIES IN HOLLYWOOD OF WHITE AND BLACK ACTER’S STARING TOGETHER IN THESE KIND OF FILMS.
THIS WOULD BRING AMERICA CLOSER INTO DAYS AGE OF NEGATIVE / FIGHTING / NAME CALLING ON MANY DIFFERENT GROUPS OF AMERICANS. YES I HAVE LIVED FOR 72 YEARS AND THIS IS BAD. MAY GOD HELP US ALL, AMEN.
Suvadeep Banerjee: This movie is quiite an impressive one containing a charming aura of romance, thriller, action elements. Personality and great look of Kevin Costner really makes the film highly adorable and worthy of watch. The close romance scenes of Costner and W. Houston are really so exciting and warm, specifically the scene of Houston with the sword in her bodyguard’s house at night. I would love to watch the movie repeatedly.
Julieanne King: Rachael & Frank grew to understand each other, and eventually bonded closer together. It was a slow(not in a bad way) and intense build-up which kept me fully focused that led to a dramatic climax. Great songs, especially the theme song which was beautifully sung by Houston. She had such a powerful voice but could also be soft when needed.
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Story Line of The Bodyguard
Oscar-nominated actress and music diva Rachel Marron is the target of a stalker who has allegedly threatened her life. Her manager, Bill Devaney, hires professional bodyguard Frank Farmer, a former Secret Service agent who was on the Carter and Reagan presidential assignments after a bomb goes off in her dressing room. Frank accepts Devaney’s offer grudgingly, but he still thinks Rachel is a spoilt diva who doesn’t realize her life is in danger.
Very quickly, Rachel begins to accuse Frank of being paranoid, voicing her displeasure with how intrusive his various measures of security are. After Frank saves Rachel from harm during a disturbance during one of her concerts, Frank and Rachel become closer. Rachel and Frank get into a fight in her kitchen because her current bodyguard, Tony, is jealous of Frank.
Despite his best efforts, Frank and Rachel give in to sexual temptation and have one night together. The next day, Frank realizes that he can no longer adequately protect Rachel and ends the affair. Rachel’s pain has emboldened her to challenge Frank’s safety precautions. Then, at a party in Miami, Rachel encounters Greg Portman, a former coworker of Frank’s from their time in the Secret Service.
In the wake of a threatening phone call from her stalker, Rachel realizes the gravity of the issue and decides to put her full trust in Frank. After that, Frank, Rachel, her son Fletcher, her older sister Nicki, and her driver Henry all head to Frank’s dad’s mountain cabin, a sprawling lakeside estate that Herb built. Frank saves Fletcher the day after, minutes before a little motorboat explodes.
Nicki, inebriated and distraught that Fletcher could have been killed, tells Frank that she hired a hitman to kill Rachel in a jealous rage, though the stalker’s letters came before. She has already paid for it, but she has no idea who the murderer is.
The assassin bursts into Nicki’s residence in the middle of the night and shoots her dead. Frank chases the murderer into the woods, where he fires at but misses his target, allowing the killer to flee. From what Frank has gathered, the stalker was already in custody when Nicki was murdered.
Frank offers Rachel a cross-shaped panic button to notify him of any emergency during the Academy Awards ceremony a few days after Nicki’s funeral. Frank’s efforts to keep an eye on things are hampered by a slew of technical glitches backstage. Rachel, enraged with Frank for humiliating her with overprotective measures, freezes during an award presentation and then runs offstage.
The Best Actress award is eventually given to Rachel, but when she takes the stage to claim it, the hitman, Portman, is exposed for what he really is: the host’s bodyguard. When Frank sees Portman aiming a camera pistol at Rachel, he rushes onstage and leaps in front of her, taking the fatal shot and sending the audience into hysteria. While still aiming at Rachel, Frank regains his footing and fires, killing Portman.
As Frank bleeds out, Rachel calls for aid while pleading with him to stay at her side. After recovering from his wounds, Frank and Rachel say their goodbyes at the airport, both of them knowing the relationship between them was doomed from the start.
Soon after the plane has begun to lift off, Rachel gives the order to return to the airport, exits the plane, and sprints to Frank for a final passionate embrace and kiss before taking off. Later, Rachel sings “I Will Always Love You” on stage as Frank watches his next job from afar at an annual banquet where a priest is seen clutching a cross that looks strikingly similar to the one he gave Rachel.
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The cast of The Bodyguard
- Kevin Costner as Frank Farmer
- Whitney Houston as Rachel Marron
- Gary Kemp as Sy Spector
- Bill Cobbs as Bill Devaney
- Ralph Waite as Herb Farmer
- Tomas Arana as Greg Portman
- Michele Lamar Richards as Nicki Marron
- Mike Starr as Tony Scipelli
- Christopher Birt as Henry Adams
- DeVaughn Nixon as Fletcher Marron
- Gerry Bamman as Ray Court
Tony Pierce also appears in this as the stalker, and Robert Wuhl, Richard Schiff, Chris Connelly, and Debbie Reynolds also make appearances as Oscars participants. There are also cameo appearances by David Foster (the Oscars’ music director) and Linda Thompson (a member of the audience).
The Bodyguard is an American romantic drama/thriller movie from 1992. It was directed by Mick Jackson and written by Lawrence Kasdan. Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston (in her first acting role), Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, and Ralph Waite were all-stars in the movie. We try our best to give you useful information, so now, in return, visit our site, Nogmagazine.com for some related information.
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