My Bodyguard (1980)

Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlist the aid of an overgrown misfit whose mere presence intimidates students and teachers alike. But their "business relationship" soon turns personal as Clifford and the troubled loner forge a winning alliance against their intimidators - and a very special friendship with each other. Ruth Gordon, Martin Mull, Joan Cusack and John Houseman round out "a truly remarkable cast" (Variety) in this delightful coming-of-age comedy and triumphant tribute to the underdog.

Directing:
  • Tony Bill

Writing:
  • Alan Ormsby

Stars:
Release Date: 1980-07-11
themoviedb icon 5.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 96
  • Revenue: $22,482,952
Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin
Ricky Linderman
Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
Shelley
Chris Makepeace
Chris Makepea...
Clifford Peache
Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
Gramma Peache
Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
Melvin Moody
Martin Mull
Martin Mull
Mr. Peache
John Houseman
John Houseman
Dobbs
Craig Richard Nelson
Craig Richard...
Griffith
Tim Kazurinsky
Tim Kazurinsk...
Workman
George Wendt
George Wendt
Engineer
Dean Devlin
Dean Devlin
Boy