My Bodyguard



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.

  1. Tony Bill


  2. Alan Ormsby


Top Billed Cast

  1. Chris Makepeace

    Chris Makepeace

    Clifford Peache

  2. Adam Baldwin

    Adam Baldwin

    Ricky Linderman

  3. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon

    Melvin Moody

  4. Martin Mull

    Martin Mull

    Mr. Peache

  5. Ruth Gordon

    Ruth Gordon

    Gramma Peache

Full Cast & Crew

My Bodyguard
My Bodyguard



Status Released

Release Information

  • July 11, 1980


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue $22,482,952.00

Homepage -



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