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The Bodyguard

DVD cover of The Bodyguard
Directed by Mick Jackson
Produced by Kevin Costner
Lawrence Kasdan
Jim Wilson
Written by Lawrence Kasdan
Starring Kevin Costner
Whitney Houston
Gary Kemp
Christopher Birt
Music by Alan Silvestri
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) November 25, 1992 (U.S.)
Running time 130 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

The Bodyguard is a 1992 film directed by Mick Jackson, with a script by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. The Bodyguard is the name of the following works. ... DVD Cover for The Bodyguard Source: Amazon. ... Mick Jackson (born 4 October 1943) is a British television and film director from England, also a television producer and author. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Gary Kemp Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959, in Islington, London) is an English pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Mick Jackson (born 4 October 1943) is a British television and film director from England, also a television producer and author. ... Lawrence Kasdan (born 14 January 1949, Miami, Florida) is an American movie producer, director and screenwriter. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ...

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Plot

In her spectacular film debut, Whitney Houston plays Rachel Marron, a famed music/movie superstar. One of her fans desires to kill her; therefore Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), a professional bodyguard, is hired to protect her. Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who often produces his own films. ...


The film thence follows Rachel Marron's life from performance to performance. Each performance features her singing a song (including Houston's hits "I Will Always Love You" and "I Have Nothing") that reflects her emotional state. Frank Farmer successfully protects her from all danger. Subsequently, and possibly as a result of his protection and the trust thus inspired, Rachel Marron becomes infatuated with him. However, despite her attempts to fulfill this infatuation, Frank Farmer leaves her as soon as the danger to her has ceased, arguing that his duty to her is complete. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Duty is a term loosely appliedDuty to any action (or course of action) whichDutyDuty is regarded as morally incumbent, apart from personal likes and dislikes or any external compulsion. ...


Reception and awards

The film is one of the top 100 grossing films of all time, grossing 410.9 million dollars at the worldwide box office, though it never made the number 1 spot at the U.S. box office. It is currently ranked #77 on the IMDb's World-Wide box-office. Shortly after its release it became the 10th highest grossing movie of all-time. The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...


The film was nominated for 2 Academy Awards both in the "Best Original Song" category, but both lost out to the Disney film Aladdin. The film however did win at other awards. It won a BRIT Award for "Best Soundtrack", an MTV Movie Award for "Best Movie" and "Best Movie Song". Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Aladdin in the Magic Garden, an illustration by Max Liebert from Ludwig Fuldas Aladin und die Wunderlampe Aladdin (an adaptation of the Arabic name , Arabic: علاء الدين literally nobility of faith) is one of the tales with an Ancient Arabian origin[1] in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ...


Likewise however, the film was also nominated for seven Razzie awards including "Worst Movie", "Worst Actor", and "Worst Actress", but did not win in any of its nominated categories. The Golden Raspberries or Razzies were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to complement the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ...


Background

The film was originally proposed in 1976 with Steve McQueen and Diana Ross in the leads. After McQueen fell ill with cancer it was proposed again in 1979, starring Ryan O'Neal and Ross again in the leads. The project fell through due to irreconcilable differences in the relationship of the two stars. Costner stated that he based Frank Farmer on Steve McQueen; even cutting his hair like McQueen. Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an Academy Award-nominated American movie actor, nicknamed The King of Cool.[1] He was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a popular anti-hero persona. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Ryan ONeal (born Patrick Ryan ONeal on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is an Oscar-nominated American actor. ...


Madonna was considered for the role of Rachel. The deal was called off informally during an incident captured in her documentary Truth or Dare. This took place during the scene where Madonna met with Costner, him congratulating on her tour performance rather ironically, calling her show neat and, as a consequence, her scorning at him on his way out by gesturing she is about to throw up. This article is about the American entertainer. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ...


During recording of the song "I Will Always Love You", there was some difficulty arranging the cover until someone suggested that Whitney Houston sing the first verse without instrumental backing, and that version became the one used in the film.


Originally, the song that Rachel performs at the end of the film was meant to be "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", which was originally sung by Jimmy Ruffin. However, shortly before Whitney Houston was to record her version of the song, it was released by Paul Young for the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. It was then quickly decided that the song Rachel would sing would be Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You". The original song "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" remains as Rachel's song for Frank in the novelization of the movie. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted is a hit song by Jimmy Ruffin. ... Jimmy Ruffin (born May 7, 1939 in Collinsville, Mississippi) is an African-American soul singer and older brother of David Ruffin, one of the lead singers for The Temptations. ... Paul Antony Young, better known as Paul Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English pop artist. ... Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (first released as a single in 1974) and then most famously recorded by American pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... A novelization (or novelisation in British English) is a work of fiction that is written based on some other media story form rather than as an original work. ...


Soundtrack

The soundtrack to the film is now the best selling soundtrack of all time. The Bodyguard soundtrack sold over 17 million copies sold in North America and 42 million worldwide. Houston's cover version of "I Will Always Love You" is the most successful cover tune ever (the song was written and originally performed by Dolly Parton). The Bodyguard is the soundtrack from the movie of the same name, released on November 8, 1992 on Arista Records and features six songs by Whitney Houston, as well as songs from various other noted artists of the time; the album was produced by Babyface. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... I Will Always Love You is a song written and originally performed by American country singer-songwriter Dolly Parton (first released as a single in 1974) and then most famously recorded by American pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ...


Trivia

  • During filming of the end scene (Whitney Houston running to Kevin Costner and kissing him), The camera was to follow a track, transfer to circular track and continually circle around Costner and Houston while they kissed. The first time they filmed it, the camera man was flung off by the force of the camera as it spun around. The camera man got back up, ran to catch up with the camera(which was still filming) and got back on it again. This shot was used in the film.
  • The mansion used as Rachel Marron's home is the same mansion used in the infamous "Horse Head" scene in The Godfather.
  • During the climax of the film, at the fictional Academy Awards there are multiple "winners" announced. These include 'Best Sound' which went to Mychal Smith and Kay Colvin who were actually the boom operator and cable person working on the film. The 'Best Song' winners writer is named as Nancy Garber who in truth was the film's art department researcher, and one of the fictional nominated songwriters is called Leslie Moraes who in actuality was the film's assistant location manager.
  • It was rumoured for a long time that Princess Diana was in talks to star as the lead female role in a sequel to The Bodyguard [1]. It was set to star Kevin Costner again as Frank Farmer. However the film never got past the final draft stage, as Diana was killed in a car crash before the film could progress any further. More recently Costner was interviewed saying he was still interested in making a sequel[2].

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Parodies

Ever since its debut, The Bodyguard has been the target for sarcasm and parody in popular culture. The movie and its soundtrack are referred to in these shows: Look up debut in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sarcasm[1] Mockery, sarcasm is sneering, jesting, or mocking a person, situation or thing. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ...

  • The Simpsons - in the episode Mayored to the Mob, Homer Simpson receives bodyguard training from an instructor singing I Will Always Love You after graduating his class. Also in the episode, Mark Hamill gets carried by Homer in the same way Kevin Costner carries Whitney Houston in the movie.
  • 30 Rock - in the episode Hard Ball, Kenneth joins Tracy's entourage as a singer with whom to harmonize. Near the end of the show when a mob is protesting in front of the GE building, Tracy cannot escape; therefore Grizz and DotCom wrestle through the mob and carry him to safety, much as Houston is carried by Costner. Also, while this is taking place, the background music heard is Kenneth and Tracy singing the song "I Will Always Love You" as a parody to the movie and song.

Simpsons redirects here. ... Mayored to the Mob is the ninth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor and voice actor. ... This article is about the TV series. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ...

References

  1. ^ Bodyguard 2 & Princess Diana. Retrieved on April 15, 2007.
  2. ^ Is The Bodyguard 2 Back Up & Running Again?. Retrieved on April 15, 2007.

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