The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Kasdan wrote the film in the mid-1970s, originally as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross.
With Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs. A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's. In spite of the obviousness of the plot, and the general feeling of familiarity, The Bodyguard has much going for it, things that ensured it became a monster hit and had cinema goers queueing round the block to see it. Houston is something of a revelation, here she nails the diva bitch heart of gold portrayal of Rachel with astonishing ease, and couple that with a voice sent from some deity paradise far away, makes her total value for money.
The Bodyguard Soundtrack Toggle Information. Won. The NARM 1993-1994 Best Seller Awards. Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan, Jim Wilson, Mick Jackson, John Houston, Sheldon Platt, Robyn Crawford, Jerry List, Ellen White, Carolyn Porter-Ensminger, Tommy Wattley, Rickey Minor, Michael Bearden, Better Sussman, Ricky Lawson, Kirk Whalum, Bashiri Johnson, Ray Fuller, Tony Bulluck, Maria Padula, Patrick McNamara, Nicole David, Keith Zajic, Bill Schrank, Phil Wild, Mitchell Leib, Ken Levy, Mitchell Cohen, Richard Sweret, Milton Sincoff, Russell Sicklick
The album is as much a testament to the production of Babyface who, through the mid-1990s, actually was the mainstream of contemporary hit music. Houston's singing is much better than her acting, and almost every song enjoyed a long tenure at the top of all the charts. Along with "I Will Always Love You" and five other Houston songs, the soundtrack also features Lisa Stansfield, Kenny G with Aaron Neville, and Joe Cocker with Sass Jordan. It documents Whitney Houston's character in the Kevin Costner movie, which required Houston to play only herself (although one hopes she wouldn't end up with someone as smarmy as Costner). The album is as much a testament to the production of Babyface who, through the mid-1990s, actually was the mainstream of contemporary hit music.
The winner of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, this remains the best-selling soundtrack album in music history. The album has been certified 6x platinum and spawned a posthumous sequel. The album’s first half is composed of songs by Houston, while the second contains songs by various other artists, plus Alan Silvestri’s theme music. The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album Q&A.