My Bodyguard [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 4371129
  • Release Date: 01/29/2002
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

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



Overall customer rating

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

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

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    soilworker33
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    smurf15801
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    this movie was a good start at the teen 80's flix's

    I would recommend this to a friend



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