My Bodyguard

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My Bodyguard ★★★ 1980 (PG)

An undersized high school student fends off attacking bullies by hiring a king-sized, withdrawn lad as his bodyguard. Their “business” relationship, however, develops into true friendship. An adolescent coming of age with more intelligence and sensitivity than most of its ilk, and a pack of up and coming stars as well as old stand-bys Houseman and Gordon. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Martin Mull, Ruth Gordon, Matt Dillon, John Houseman, Joan Cusack, Craig Richard Nelson, Tim Kazurinsky, George Wendt, Jennifer Beals; D: Tony Bill; W: Alan Ormsby; C: Michael D. Margulies; M: Dave Grusin.