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The Bodyguard is a quixotic thriller movie from America, which was released on the 25th of November 1992. The movie was jointly produced by Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner and Lawrence Kasdan, and was directed by Mick Jackson, a British television producer and film director. The main performers of this movie are Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, in which Costner performs as a bodyguard of Whitney Houston. In the movie, before Costner was hired as a bodyguard of Houston, he was working as a Secret Service Agent. The main role of Costner in the movies is to protect Houston, a music celebrity, from an unidentified follower.
The Bodyguard is a debut film of Houston, and the story was written by Lawrence Kasdan during the mid 1970s. During 1992, it was the second-maximum-grossing movie all over the world, making a collection $411 million worldwide, in spite of mixed to unenthusiastic reviews from reviewers. The soundtrack of the movie turned out to be top-selling recording of all time, selling in excess of 45 million copies all over the world. The movie impliedly occurs in Los Angeles during late 1995 or the first part of 1996, as it concludes at the then-upcoming 68th Academy Awards.
The Bodyguard was the first screenplay of Lawrence Kasdan that was at first proposed during 1976, with Diana Ross and Steve McQueen in the leads, but negotiations failed because McQueen declined to be billed next to Ross. It was planned again during 1979, starring Diana Ross and Ryan O'Neal again in the leads. The project failed, owing to irreconcilable disparities in the association between the two celebrities.
As of August 2014, The Bodyguard movie holds a 32% score on the Rotten Tomatoes, a movie review website. The movie was nominated for seven Golden Raspberry Awards, but it did not receive any award. Owen Gleibermann, a critic of the Entertainment Weekly, evaluated the movie negatively. He commented on the movie that it is similar to watching two figurines trying to mate. However, The Bodyguard, received optimistic reviews from other critics, like Roger Ebert, who praised the movie, and the movie got the rating of 3 stars out of 4 stars.
Two songs from the movie were designated for an Oscar for the best creative song category. The movie was also chosen for four Grammy Awards, as well, out of which it won three awards, as well as the Album of the Year award for its recording album of the similar name. The Bodyguard was also nominated for a number of MTV Movie Awards, BMI Film and TV Awards, an Image Award, the Golden Screen Award of Germany and an Award of the Academy of Japan. The movie is recorded in the book of John Wilson, who is the founder of the Golden Raspberry Award.
During the time of release, The Bodyguard was opened in 1,717 theaters In the United States. The movie fetched gross revenue of $16.6 million, during its first week of release, which earned the movie the third rank by first-week revenue. In most of the theatres, the movie was screened thirteen consecutive weeks, and became a box office hit. Finally, The Bodyguard, fetched the domestic revenue of $121.9 million and the global revenue of $410.9 million. The movie was the seventh maximum-grossing movie of the year 1992 in North America, and the second maximum-grossing movie of the year 1992 in the world.