Believe it or not, The Bodyguard, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, turns 30 this year. 30, Y'all!!  I remember when that movie came out. It hit theaters on November 25th of 1992. At the time, I was a student at the University of Louisville and my friends and I could not wait to go to see it. I'm quite certain we saw it in opening night.  And that, by the way, was before you could buy advanced tickets at the movies. You pretty much had to show up early, get in line, get your ticket, find the best available seat and claim it.

Well, we did and the trailer, as cheesy as it was, lured us in. Remember this?

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Of course, the movie was an instant hit. Kevin Costner was one of the most famous movies stars at the time. Whitney Houston was arguably THE biggest pop star in the world.  And, truly, it was Whitney's voice that drove people into the theaters.  The Bodyguard's cinematic success was perpetuated by a soundtrack that was ridiculously popular and spawned hit after hit after hit.  The biggest, without a doubt, was Whitney's cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You."

After that song became an international smash and set chart records, Dolly routinely joked about how much money Whitney had made her by covering the song for the movie.

Of course, there were other great songs from the movie too- like "I Have Nothing", "Queen of the Night", "I'm Every Woman" and more.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Bodyguard is heading back to the theater this November.

Trafalgar Releasing/Warner Brothers
Trafalgar Releasing/Warner Brothers

The Bodyguard will be shown in select theaters on November 6th and November 9th. Those select theaters and ticket information will be released on Wednesday, September 28th.

If you want to stay up-to-date on the re-release of The Bodyguard, you can do what I did and subscribe to the alerts. Yes, that's just how big of a fan I am and there is no shame in my game.

You can sign up by CLICKING HERE! Who knows? I may see you at the show.

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