My Bodyguard Movie Trivia

My Bodyguard Trivia


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Film facts for the 1980 Teen Drama movie starring Chris Makepeace, Matt Dillon, Adam Baldwin More Cast

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Hank Salas, the actor that plays Mike (Moody's bodyguard), also played the role of a bodyguard in the 80's classic comedy "Doctor Detriot".
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MY BODYGUARD was the break-through movie for Matt Dillon which lead to great 80's classics like "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish"!
Thanks to Rufus
Director Tony Bill was an actor in various '60's movies such as "Come Blow Your Horn", and "Soldier in the Rain". He also had a small role as Goldie Hawn's date in "Shampoo".
Thanks to Dave Posey
Actress Jennifer "Flashdance" Beals has a non-speaking role as an extra in the film in most of the student group & classroom scenes.
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In the scene where they are out in the park playing either frisbee or football. One of the extras looks like Tom Cruise.
Thanks to Noel Adams
George Wendt of "Cheers" fame has a small roll as a man who is working on the air conditioning in the hotel.
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"My Bodyguard" was one of Joan Cusack's (sister of John Cusack) first film roles, as well as her father Richard "Dick" Cusack, who played Cliffy's no-nonsense principal at Lake View High School.
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Dick Cusack's appearance in "My Bodyguard" was not only his first movie in a 20-year acting career marked mostly by bit parts in Chicago-based films ("The Fugitive," "Chain Reaction," and "High Fidelity," among others), but it was the first film where he appeared alongside his daughter Joan. In 2000, he appeared for the last time with daughter Joan and son John Cusack on screen in "High Fidelity" as he would later succumb to cancer on June 2, 2003 in Evanston, Illinois.
Thanks to Kim
The excerpt read by Cliffy's high school English teacher, Ms. Clarice Jump (who has been married to Mandy Patinkin -- of "Princess Bride" and "Chicago Hope" fame -- since 1980) is from Dicken's "A Tale of Two Cities."
Thanks to Dave Posey
The hotel where the film takes place is an actual hotel in chicago and is still as active (and expensive) as it ever was. (The Ambassador East)
Thanks to David Holton
During the scene when the two main characters are walking through the junkyard looking for the missing part for the motorcycle, Adam Baldwin finds a piece that is close but not correct and unceremoniously throws it off in the distance. This scene is almost perfectly duplicated during the junkyard sequence in the Firefly episode "Ariel", Season 1 Episode 8.
Thanks to Ginger De Los Rios
Dean Devlin had a small role in the movie and was listed as 'Boy'. His father Don Devlin produced My Bodyguard. Dean Devlin went on to make the blockbuster 'Independence Day' and cast his friend Adam Baldwin in a nice role as the army captain.
Thanks to Tim G
The scene were Clifford squirts ketchup and mustard was filmed at Jaws restaurant. It's no longer there and was a local hang out for kids to cut class and play video games...
Thanks to ChrisKulik
If you recall, Matt Dillon plays a mean trick on Joan Cusack earlier in the film, stipulating he would never take her out to a movie. Both actors had no idea they would become an item (eventually) in the 1997 comedy In & Out, in which Cusack was nominated for an Oscar.
Thanks to Johnney Perkins
Adam Baldwin who plays Linderman (the bodygaurd) makes a cameo in the recent film Drillbit Taylor where he is answering an ad the high school boys have put out for a bodyguard. He is dressed in the old army jacket just like in My Bodygaurd, Great homage!
Adam Baldwin (Ricky Linderman) named his son, 'Devlin' after the last name of Don Devlin the producer, and Dean Devlin his son, now a director.
Thanks to Anonymous
Chris Makepeace had previously played Rudy in the 1979 comedy Meatballs with Bill Murray.
Tim Kazurinsky appears in a small role early on as a workman at the hotel.

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