Year of Release: 1992
Director(s): Mick Jackson
Approx. Running Time: 130 minutes
My Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
" Houston and Costner are the best romantic screen couple in years."
-Bob Fenster, ARIZONA REPUBLIC
She's safe now. Safe from the hordes of screaming, grasping fans. Safe from demanding kooks who pop up unexpectedly. Safe from the unknown killer stalking her every move. She's in the arms of The Bodyguard.
Starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston and featuring songs from the #1 soundtrack album (including Houston's hits "I Will Always Love You" and "I Have Nothing"), The Bodyguard has it all: Suspense. Thrills. Romance. Peril. Passion. And the shining brilliance of two great stars.
In her spectacular film debut, Houston plays Rachel Marron, a music/movie superstar at her peak. Fans want to see her, hear her, touch her. But one wants to kill her - and that's where security expert Frank Farmer (Costner) comes in. Farmer is a professional who never lets his guard down. Rachel's glamorous life often puts her at risk. Each expects to be in charge. What they don't expect is to fall in love.
This movie is almost something of a guilty pleasure. It's such a ridiculous and contrived storyline, yet it somehow manages to be entertaining despite. Definitely not a masterpiece in filmmaking, but fun to watch anyway.
Rated R (MPAA)