The Guardian [WS] [DVD] [2006]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 26)

Special Features


  • Never-before-seen alternate ending
  • Deleted scenes
  • "Unsung Heroes" - Tribute to the real-life U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmers
  • "Making Waves" - The making of The Guardian
  • Audio commentary - With director Andrew Davis and writer Ron L. Brinkerhoff

Synopsis


The Guardian
A decorated Coast Guard search and rescue specialist still haunted by the death of his teammates during a disastrous mission off the coast of Alaska is charged with the task of training the next generation of Coast Guard rescue swimmers in director Andrew Davis' ocean-bound adventure drama. Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) was the best swimmer of his graduating class, but upon surfacing as the sole survivor of an Alaskan rescue mission attempted during a Category Three storm, his outlook on life has grown increasingly jaded. Now, as hotshot young swimmer Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher) arrives at Coast Guard rescue school looking to accomplish something meaningful with his life, he will be forced to endure the rigorous training methods of a man who expects nothing less than the very best in order to become a member of one of the most elite rescue squads on the planet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner - Ben Randall
  • Ashton Kutcher
    Ashton Kutcher - Jake Fischer
  • Sela Ward
    Sela Ward - Helen Randall
  • Melissa Sagemiller
    Melissa Sagemiller - Emily Thomas
  • Clancy Brown
    Clancy Brown - Capt. William Hadley



Customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This was a great movie. However, the plot is too much like that of other movies. It's like a mix between Armageddon, Men of Honor, and The Perfect Storm. Kevin Costner was terrific, and it seems Ashton Kutcher is trying to become a real actor, comparable to his role in Butterfly Effect. (Maybe he's taking lessons from Demi.) This movie was for the US Coast Guard, obviously. It's too bad that only about 60% of the real US Coast Guard are like the ones in the movie. The rest are too busy riding around in speed boats trying to catch drug trafficers, while someone a mile away is drowning. The US Coast Guard should watch this and take note. This film also reminds me of the real life show Deadliest Catch. Those men risk their lives just as much, if not more, than the US Coast Guard. All in all, this was still a great movie, very entertaining with a great ending. I highly recommend it, (especially to sea lovers.) Also, if you like this film, The Perfect Storm and Men of Honor are great films too, if you haven't seen them by now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Great Movie

    Posted
    ngc89

    This movie really brings out what it means to be in a life or death situation. The roles played by Kevin Costner and Ashton Krucher are excellent. They bring the characters to life in way that no one else could. The training that Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers get can only be vital in a life saving situation, and this movie brings that to the screen. It also shows what being part of a team is, and what it means when one of the team is lost. I highly recommend this movie for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A surprisingly good film

    Posted
    Leftoverchinese

    I really wasn't expecting this movie to be as good as it was. I was pleasantly surprise to find that I really liked the film. Disney has released this one with great video and audio quality, which seems pretty par for the course for Disney. I would definitely suggest checking it out, you may be surprised to find a good film here, just as I was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The first movie to make me cry

    Posted
    Lauren
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    When this movie came out in theatres a while ago, it was the first movie I've ever shed a tear while watching! It's such a great story; and does a great job showing the amazing strength and heroism coast guards have. Absolutely love this movie! It was a must for my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

    Posted
    sweetlady
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    This movie was so great. It show that sometimes in the life we have to make a decition that are extremely difficult but that is part of our life. The movies has action, a little of comedy, trueness and sadness. On the movie shows how the guardian died saving people. I really recommend this movie to everyone watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dislike Ashton Kutcher, but a good movie

    Posted
    cfu29

    I liked this movie despite my dislike for Ashton Kutcher. It had an interesting plot and OK acting. This movie is absolutely a Blu-Ray movie. The scenes in the water during rescues and chopper scenes need to be watched in Blu-Ray to feel the whole effect of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Realistic looking drama on the open ocean!!!

    Posted
    pookiebear66
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    The storyline is just one of your basic teacher-student relationships. but Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher do an above average job of acting. What's awesome about this movie is the action of the rescue and drama on the open ocean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

    Posted
    ld718
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    I remember watching this movie around the time it came out and absolutely loved it! It has everything you want in a movie... Comedy, drama, thrills... And it was at a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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