My Bodyguard


Time Out says

Alan Ormsby's script, about a new kid in a Chicago high school who hires the biggest guy in school to fend off a lunch money protection racket, is (unusually) directed not for nostalgia value but from a perspective of adolescent insecurity, and helped along by fresh performances from a cast of inexperienced young actors. Finally, though, the message that accompanies the central theme - Kids are basically Nice - is that Brute Force Rules. The only real refinement of that great American truth offered here is that it's likely to be most effective when employed intelligently.


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Tony Bill
Alan Ormsby
Chris Makepeace
Adam Baldwin
Matt Dillon
Ruth Gordon
Martin Mull
John Houseman
Craig Richard Nelson
Joan Cusack
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