Nomad Cinema Outdoor Screening: The Bodyguard
Romantic, sexy and full of thrills; a '90s classic in every way
How many ways are there to see a movie? Well, when you add movie magicians The Nomad Cinema into the conversation, the possibilities are endless. Nomad Cinema have no fixed home: they journey from venue to venue, always finding fresh pastures to screen cult classics and old favourites. For this one, get ready for the 1992 smash hit, The Bodyguard. When imperious musical superstar Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston, making her acting debut) begins receiving death threats, she is compelled to hire a bodyguard. Enter '90s movie heart-throb Kevin Costner as her bodyguard Frank Farmer, who immediately incurs the wrath of Houston and her entourage by imposing prison-like security measures. Here begins the complicated relationship between the two leads, with seemingly irreconcilable personalities and world views. Ralph Waite is cast as Costner's father, while Robert Wuhl and Debbie Reynolds please the crowd in their cameo roles. The Bodyguard was a huge box-office success, helped along in no small part by Whitney Houston's best-selling rendition of the old Dolly Parton hit, "I Will Always Love You". In fact, it's the best-selling soundtrack of all time, selling 45 million copies worldwide. Wowzers. Your ticket also includes a hot meal from Madame Gautier and a glass of fizz on arrival. "The Bodyguard remains a film that is remembered fondly by fans of both Costner and Houston, and for iconic scenes there's almost nothing that tops it from around this period." – That Film Guy "Hugely entertaining slice of escapism." – Radio Times Certificate: 15. Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes.
"Among the 400 awards received by the singer, the 1992 film The Bodyguard stands out as a landmark in Houston's list of achievements."