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My Bodyguard [Blu-ray] [1980]

  • SKU: 31822375
  • Release Date: 09/06/2016
  • Rating: PG
$19.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with director Tony Bill and film programmer Jim Healy
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • TV spots

    Synopsis


    My Bodyguard
    This quietly compelling film explores the hardships and anxieties of high school with intelligence, sensitivity, warmth and humor. Chris Makepeace stars as a shy, bookish student who has recently moved to Chicago and begun a new school. There he finds himself the target of a group of punks led by Matt Dillon (ideally cast as the weasel-like bully), who threaten him each day to turn over his lunch money for protection...or else. When he stands up to them, he nearly loses his dental work before being saved by Ricky Lindemann (Adam Baldwin), a hulking loner rumored to have murdered his own brother. Makepeace offers the boy a job as his bodyguard, and the two become unlikely friends -- that is, until the ousted bullies find a champion of their own who challenges Lindemann. When Lindemann refuses to fight back, he disappears into reclusion, and the bullying begins anew, worse than ever. Makepeace then learns the truth about Lindemann's past: he did indeed kill his brother, but the death was an accident while the two young boys were playing with a gun, and Lindemann lives tortured by guilt as a result. Just when things seem at their worst, the bodyguard returns to face his nemesis as Makepeace and Dillon square off in the final showdown of good versus evil. The real strength of the film is its handling of the relationships between its characters, particularly between Makepeace and Baldwin, and Makepeace and his family (Martin Mull and Ruth Gordon). My Bodyguard is light but thoughtful entertainment with a Rocky theme that's suitable for the entire family. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chris Makepeace
      Chris Makepeace - Clifford
    • Adam Baldwin
      Adam Baldwin - Linderman
    • Matt Dillon
      Matt Dillon - Moody
    • Ruth Gordon
      Ruth Gordon - Gramma
    • John Houseman
      John Houseman - Dobbs



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic 80's teen masterpiece on Blu-ray!!

      Posted
      soilworker33
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I watched My Bodyguard a long time ago and till this day it makes you laugh..smile..cry..cheer..and will forever be a classic. I mean you have Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, Ruth Gordon, Adam Baldwin, Chris Makepeace, Joan Cusack and Jennifer Beals!! The Blu-ray looks great!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for all ages

      Posted
      Flyreddog
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      It's a great movie about how a group of kids stood up against a bully. As bad as bullying is getting now in schools I think the schools should show this movie to kids of all ages, Maybe it would show them they can beat a bully in groups.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie have been looking for it for ever

      Posted
      Tomcat

      Love this movie glad I finely found it. Would recommend it to anyone. Glad we finely checked out Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome :) :)

      Posted
      eeeeeeeesh69
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      Classic movie. Great early movie about standing up to bullies

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      cjondall69
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      Love this classic. Early Matt Dillon. Great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great buy

      Posted
      smurf15801
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      this movie was a good start at the teen 80's flix's

      I would recommend this to a friend



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