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My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard
My Bodyguard
My Bodyguard
  • PG
  • 1h 36m
  • 1980
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After moving to Chicago, a teenager is tormented by a gang leader until he devises a scheme to give the bully a dose of his own medicine.
© 1980 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: T. Bill debuts as an affectionate director, keenly aware of growing pains.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Coming-of-age story still relevant and engaging.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has violence, sexual innuendo, and some less-than-sterling behavioral examples. A bigger guy is always threatening a smaller one. The conflict culminates in a final vicious fight between the two bodyguards and the two leads. There is occasional mild profanity and an obscene finger gesture. Cliff and his Dad peek at girls through a telescope. One brief, naked male rear in a locker room. Though subtly played, Dad is obviously sleeping with a visiting flight attendant. It is implied that Grandma, a heavy drinker, is also a sex fiend. She sits in the bar of the family's hotel drinking and propositioning any hapless man who wanders in. On the other hand, the movie also effectively addresses themes of difference, frienship, and looking beyond stereotypes.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Release Date:June 1, 1980
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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