- Title The Bodyguard
- Director Mick Jackson
- Year 1992
- Run time 2hrs 9m
- Genres Thriller, Action, Drama, Romance, Music
- Tagline Never let her out of your sight, never let your guard down, never fall in love
This box office blockbuster stars Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner and Grammy Award-winner Whitney Houston in a romantic suspense thriller about an ex-secret service agent-turned-professional-bodyguard, who never leaves anything up to chance, until he meets a pop superstar-turned-actress whose fabulous career takes a life threatening turn when she becomes the target of an obsessive fan.
|2:19||“I’m no good in a permanent position, my feet go to sleep.”|
|6:56||Nice place she’s got there. But then I am always converted by a swimming pool.|
|14:05||“Not on my shift.”|
|19:46||Defensive driver training in a limo. Awesomeness.|
|26:28||Blender always useful to stop a conversation.|
|26:47||What’s wrong with a Tuesday morning brunch? Surely weekdays don’t mean anything to celebrities.|
|28:28||He’s like a bodyguard Yoda or something.|
|28:53||Although, I do like the tactic of answering everything with “That’s right.”|
|31:23||This is a man who gives high-tech functional jewellery. Love him.|
|35:05||The Showbiz Gameface always staggers me.|
|42:21||Tony has some pig-headed resilience. I’d have given up after the first beating.|
|46:34||How can anyone see one movie 62 times? I’m not sure I’m even halfway there with BTTF.|
|47:51||“I don’t trust discipline. I know at that crucial moment I’d cop out.|
|55:09||Hope that wasn’t her favourite scarf.|
|1:02:06||I love that transition. From full stage performance, to piano acoustic in the bar.|
|1:06:15||Don’t understand why Tony hasn’t left yet.|
|1:10:44||Dude likes fighting in the kitchen.|
|1:14:27||“You cross me up this time, Rachel, I swear I’ll kill you myself.” Worst bodyguard ever.|
|1:19:34||A three year chess game is the polar opposite of speed sporting.|
|1:31:46||I so don’t remember this bit. I remember the boat, and then the end. What is all this?|
|1:42:09||“The teleprompter is straight ahead, and we pray, working perfectly.”|
|1:50:47||Goooo Tony. That’s why he stuck around.|
|1:53:14||“Go to commercial!”|
|1:57:26||It’s sweet and all, but I wouldn’t forgive her for repeatedly calling me a maniac.|
I’ve loved this film for a long time, although when we rewatched it this time, there was a whole section (up in the cabin) that I didn’t remember at all. Interestingly, there were things I thought happened that didn’t, and things I didn’t think happened that did.
I’m wondering if when I used to watch films, I wouldn’t be paying attention, catch only quick scenes, and fill in the rest with whatever I thought happened. Weird.
Either way, I don’t usually like romantic films at all, so there must be something about this one.
It’s always a worry when you rewatch something after a while that it won’t be as good, but thankfully this one stood up to the test. I think I like it because he’s so closed off and monosyllabic, and it’s like breaking through a brick wall.
Rating: 4 / 5