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The Guardian (2006)

The Guardian

Overview


Genre

Action, Drama

Release Date

September 29, 2006 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Touchstone Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Andrew Davis

Producer

Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson

Screenwriter

Ron L. Brinkerhoff

Starring

Story


After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall (Kevin Costner), is sent to teach at "A" School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods.

While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), who is driven to be the best. During training, Randall helps mold Jake's character, combining his raw talent with the heart and dedication required of a Rescue Swimmer.

Upon graduation, Jake follows Randall to Kodiak, Alaska, where they face the inherent dangers of the Bering Sea. In his initial solo rescue, Jake learns firsthand from Randall, the true meaning of heroism and sacrifice, echoing the Swimmer's motto..."So Others May Live!"

Pictures (6 photos)


Kevin Costner as Ben Randall and Ashton Kutcher as Jake Fischer in Buena Vista Pictures' The Guardian (2006)
Kevin Costner as Ben Randall and Ashton Kutcher as Jake Fischer in Buena Vista Pictures' The Guardian (2006)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a missed opportunity..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
“..There's nothing in "The Guardian" that we haven't seen a hundred or so times before..”
by John Urbancich [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
“..it has a genuine sincerity about it that's most welcome..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]