The Bodyguard

1992 R 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Bodyguard

1992 R 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD
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A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who has a determined stalker. At first, the protector and diva clash, but soon trust and attraction overpower the unlikely pair.
Blu-ray DVD
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie was extremely popular for the songs Whitney Houston performed for the film. Years after its release, it still boasted the best-selling soundtrack of all time -- but the film itself hasn't held up quite as much, so unless kids are big Kevin Costner or Houston fans, it's doubtful they'll be clamoring to see this romantic thriller from 1992. Be aware that there's some violence, including a bloody knife fight and several scenes involving gunshots and casualties. Kevin and Whitney's characters kiss and have sex, but there's no nudity. Language is standard for an R-rated drama.

Sexual Content

Frank and Rachel kiss several times and make love; Rachel kisses a man who then tries to force himself on her.


Frank pulls out his gun in many scenes when he's guarding Rachel. He and Tony get into a bloody knife fight. A supporting character is shot, and a bomb nearly kills Rachel's son. Frank is shot while defending Rachel, as is the paid assassin.


Standard rated-R language: "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "bitch," "dick," etc.

Social Behavior

A singing superstar is selfish and petty; a bodyguard crosses the line between business and pleasure.


An Academy Awards ceremony plays a prominent part in the third act. Samurai movies and swords are also featured.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink and smoke cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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