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The Bodyguard Details

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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." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 25, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Foster Best Song 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Allan Rich Best Song 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Linda Thompson Best Song 1992 Nominee

Cast

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 Portman
Christopher Birt
as Henry
DeVaughn Walter Nixon
as Fletcher Marron
Dan Kamin
as Thuringer
Nathaniel Parker
as Clive Healy
Richard Schiff
as Skip Thomas
Susan Traylor
as Dress Designer
Robert Wuhl
as Oscar Host
Phil Redrow
as Video Director
David Foster
as Oscar Conductor
Bert Remsen
as Rotary President
Charles Keating
as Klingman
Rob Sullivan
as Best Sound Presenter
Debbie Reynolds
as Herself
Ethel Ayler
as Emma
Gerry Bamman
as Ray Court
Joe Urla
as Minella
Stephen Shellen
as Tom Winston
Christopher Connelly
as Oscar Arrivals MC
Linda Thompson
as Female Academy Member
Joe Unger
as Journalist
Victoria Bass
as Woman in Green
Joseph C. Hess
as Cuban Husband
Mike Starr
as Tony
Donald Hotton
as Reverend Hardy
Patricia Healy
as 1st Sound Winner
Tony Pierce
as Dan

Crew

Mick Jackson
Director
Jim Wilson
Producer
Kevin Costner
Producer
Lawrence Kasdan
Producer
Jeffrey Wilson
Producer
Lawrence Kasdan
Screenwriter
Mark Kasdan
Screenwriter
Walon Green
Screenwriter
Andrew Dunn
Cinematographer
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
David Foster
Composer (Music Score)
Linda Thompson
Songwriter
Donn Cambern
Editor
Richard A. Harris
Editor
Jeffrey Beecroft
Production Designer
Lisa Dean
Set Designer
Susan Nininger
Costume Designer
Elisabeth Leustig
Casting
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor
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