The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs, and Ralph Waite. It follows a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard who is hired to protect a music superstar from an unknown stalker. Kasdan wrote the film in the mid-1970s, originally as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross. The film marked Houston's acting debut.
Rachel Marron is an Academy Award-nominated actress and music superstar who is being sent death threats by a stalker. After a bomb explodes in her dressing room, her manager Bill Devaney seeks out professional bodyguard Frank Farmer, a former Secret Service agent who served during the Carter and Reagan presidencies, to protect her. Frank reluctantly accepts Devaney's offer, though he feels Rachel is a spoiled diva who is oblivious to the threats against her life.
|editor||Donn Cambern Richard A. Harris|
|genre||drama romance thriller|
|keywords||academy award academy award for best actress academy awards best actress carter death threat diva dressing room embarrass jimmy carter kill masquerade miami passionate kiss phone call reagan ronald reagan secret service serve shoot spoil united states secret service work out wound|
|producer||Jim Wilson Kevin Costner Lawrence Kasdan|
|productionCompany||Kasdan Pictures Tig Productions|
|theme||romantic drama romantic thriller|