History Film / TheBodyguard

15th Jul '17 11:03:30 PM JackG
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* BatmanColdOpen: The movie opens right on Frank shooting dead a hitman sent after his previous client.
15th Jul '17 10:57:47 PM JackG
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* ShoutOut
** Frank takes Rachel to see ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''.
** Rachel's outfit during the "Queen of the Night" scene is based on the robot from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', and footage from the movie is included in her performance.
30th Jun '17 11:40:54 AM JackG
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* YourEyesCanDeceiveYou: When stalking the hitman through the woods at night, Frank closes his eyes and turns to fire [[SoMuchForStealth at the sounds he's making]]. The shots strike close enough to drive him off, but they still miss. This is an actual blind-firing technique, based on the fact that your head instinctively turns towards a sound when you can't see.
10th Jun '17 9:13:02 PM creader
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* AlliterativeName: Frank Farmer.

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* AlliterativeName: Frank Farmer.'''F'''rank '''F'''armer.



* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel: Rachel's sister Nikki was the one who put the hit on her in the first place.]]

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* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel: Rachel's [[spoiler:Rachel's sister Nikki was the one who put the hit on her in the first place.]]



* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: The movie ends with Rachel and Frank parting ways after he successfully protects her from her would-be killer.]]

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* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: The [[spoiler:The movie ends with Rachel and Frank parting ways after he successfully protects her from her would-be killer.]]



* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Frank jumps in the way of the would-be assassin's bullet at the Academy Awards, preventing the shots from hitting Rachel. And then he kills the guy before finally succumbing to unconsciousness. He doesn't die, however.]]
* IrrevocableOrder: [[spoiler:The hitman's order to kill Rachel, not only because Nikki was high on cocaine when she ordered and thus doesn't knows who she asked it ''to'', but because the hitman is a PsychoForHire that refuses to stop even when Nikki is standing in front of him ordering him to (instead, he just kills her and escapes to try again).]]
** [[spoiler:Another interpretation is that the hitman doesn't know who hired him either, as Nikki is KilledMidSentence trying to explain.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Frank jumps in the way of the would-be assassin's bullet at the Academy Awards, preventing the shots from hitting Rachel. And then he kills the guy before finally succumbing to unconsciousness. He doesn't die, however.]]
* IrrevocableOrder: [[spoiler:The hitman's order to kill Rachel, not only because Nikki was high on cocaine when she ordered and thus doesn't knows who she asked it ''to'', but because the hitman is a PsychoForHire that refuses to stop even when Nikki is standing in front of him ordering him to (instead, he just kills her and escapes to try again).]]
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Another interpretation is that the hitman doesn't know who hired him either, as Nikki is KilledMidSentence trying to explain.]]



** TruthInTelevision: The song is often requested at weddings, and the band or DJ has to inform the couple that it's a break-up song and not the best way to start off their marriage.


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* TruthInTelevision: The "I Will Always Love You" song is often requested at weddings, and the band or DJ has to inform the couple that it's a break-up song and not the best way to start off their marriage.
14th Jun '16 6:16:48 AM JackG
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A casual line at the beginning of the movie mentions that the [[spoiler:hitman (a former Secret Service agent like Kevin Costner's character) was interviewed and was "eager" for the job of guarding his future target.]]
14th Jun '16 6:03:59 AM JackG
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** [[spoiler:Another interpretation is that the hitman doesn't know who hired him either, as Nikki is KilledMidSentence trying to explain.]]
20th Apr '16 6:13:38 PM eroock
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->''Never let her out of your sight. \\

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->''Never
->''"Never
let her out of your sight. \\



Never fall in love.''

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Never fall in love.''
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15th Apr '16 10:35:40 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BreakTheHaughty: Rachel starts the film as a diva that questions why hiring a bodyguard. By the end of the film, she has been put through the wringer so hard that she spends most of the climax jumping at shadows ([[ProperlyParanoid which actually saves her life, when she signals Frank that she thinks something is wrong... and it is]]).

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* BreakTheHaughty: Rachel starts the film as a diva that questions why hiring a bodyguard. By the end of the film, she has been put through the wringer so hard that she spends most of the climax jumping at shadows ([[ProperlyParanoid which actually saves her life, when she signals Frank that she thinks something is wrong... and it is]]). [[spoiler:Nikki gets her moment as well when she finds out that she gave the order to kill Rachel to a PsychoForHire willing to kill her nephew if that helps him kill Rachel.]]


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* WouldHurtAChild: The hitman places a bomb on the boat on Rachel's mountain home, which goes off and ''almost'' kills Rachel's son (Frank saves him JustInTime).
15th Apr '16 10:31:11 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* BodyguardCrush
%%* BreakTheHaughty

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%%* BodyguardCrush
%%* BreakTheHaughty
* BodyguardCrush: Rachel become smitten with Frank as the film goes on. Even when Frank [[ButNowIMustGo moves on to another job]], the moment before he does is ''Rachel'' deciding to RaceForYourLove.
* BreakTheHaughty: Rachel starts the film as a diva that questions why hiring a bodyguard. By the end of the film, she has been put through the wringer so hard that she spends most of the climax jumping at shadows ([[ProperlyParanoid which actually saves her life, when she signals Frank that she thinks something is wrong... and it is]]).


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* IrrevocableOrder: [[spoiler:The hitman's order to kill Rachel, not only because Nikki was high on cocaine when she ordered and thus doesn't knows who she asked it ''to'', but because the hitman is a PsychoForHire that refuses to stop even when Nikki is standing in front of him ordering him to (instead, he just kills her and escapes to try again).]]
27th Mar '16 6:18:10 PM RevDave
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->''Never let her out of your sight. \\
Never let your guard down. \\
Never fall in love.''
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