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My Bodyguard
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by Thom

"Sometimes you have to take the law of the schoolyard into your own hands."
4 stars

I loved this movie when I saw it on the big screen in 1980. Its a great buddy story, coming of age tale about friends, fateful interwinings, growing up and breaking through limiting barriers. It doesn't shield the adolescent mind-set, My Bodyguard validates it.

Or, its about a new kid at school, a motorcycle, a bully and a recluse with a bad reputation who is one part Boo Radley, One part Fozzy Bear.

Or its about two outcasts from different ends of the social spectrum who bond over a shared purpose and in the process become friends. I don't think parents really understand that high school has its own rules and when you are a teenager, you have to play by the rules that govern your social world. Thats just how it is. When the rules include blood and money, you are in for some trouble. Unless you can start making alliances and changing the rules.

Bare-knuckle fist fights on film were more realistic in those days.

Joan Cusacks first film role at 18 years old, beating her brother John to the screen by 3 years.

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6/26/07 action movie fan very good high school bully story entire cast is superb-hank salas is scary as older bully 4 stars
4/01/04 john a brilliant story - all the better because it's told in a rather unsentimental way 4 stars
9/17/03 Jin One of my all time favorites. Music blends perfectly with story. 5 stars
6/04/03 Steve A very good film. The best part of it was Hank Salas. I like the bullies for some reason. 4 stars
4/02/03 erin linderman is soo hot!!! 5 stars
11/23/02 Charles Tatum I saw this when it first came out, and never forgot it 5 stars
8/05/02 KMG Adam kicks ass 4 stars
4/27/02 Robert Wonderful acting accented by a great supporting cast. HEY what ever happened to Hank Salas? 5 stars
8/16/01 James S. Sampson This is one of my favorite films! The plot is great,and the performances are wonderful! 5 stars
2/24/01 Christiana I love this movie and watch it everytime it comes on televison! 5 stars
10/25/00 The Bomb 69 great movie, bullies beware!!! 5 stars
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  11-Jul-1980 (PG)
  DVD: 29-Jan-2002



Directed by
  Tony Bill

Written by
  Alan Ormsby

  Chris Makepeace
  Adam Baldwin
  Martin Mull
  Ruth Gordon
  Joan Cusack
  Matt Dillon

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