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My Bodygaurd favorite Scenes


This film is a small treasure. It represents a time in the early eighties before the world spead up...no cell phones no text messaging and longer attntion spans. One scene that always moves me is when Clifford and Adam Baldwin are in the junkyard and Linderman tells Clifford about the death of his brother-theyre both looking grimey(on search of motorcycle part)and scrap is being moved behnd them. Real and a perfectly played scene. Who agrees???

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The funniest was at the end. When moody is just sitting there with a stupid look on his face and says "you broke my nose". And then this weird music starts playing right after he says it. The music made it much funnier too. But anyways, I saw this when it first came out when I was like 9 years old and it became one of my top favorite movies.

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When Adam Baldwin finally hits the bald guy, i have NEVER, never, never, heard an audience erupt like they did. The roar of the crowd could have taken the walls down. People were going wild.

I enjoy Ruth Gordon "taking care" of John Houseman, that's a funny part... The whole movie is great. A lot of people had to deal with bullying in school, so i'm sure a lot of people related to the movie. Adam Baldwin is a great actor.

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I saw this in the theaters too. I was 13, and with my best friend. We were cheering that scene too. Mike got what he deserved!!

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I was 11 when I saw in the theatre. My first movie my parents let me watch without them. I thought the scene when the kids were at the park and Moody comes over for the first time to introduce his 'bodygaurd'. Only my favorite scene because it was intense for me at the time and I felt sorry for the entire group.

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That was a good scene.

My favorite segment from the movie is the dinner scene in which Clifford's eccentric grandmother is reading Linderman's palm. Clifford asks Linderman about the scars on his wrist. Linderman quickly pulls his hands away and said it was an "accident." Clifford's grandmother gently pulls Linderman's hand back to the table and quietly says to him "we're among friends..." and finishes reading his palm.

Unlike the crowd-pleasing comeuppance scenes at the very end of the movie, I thought that was one of several pivotal portions that made this movie worth my time even nearly 30 years first seeing the movie. The sequence was very well-played by Chris Makepeace, and especially Adam Baldwin and Ruth Gordon. And although that scene was brief (1-3 minutes?), it was nice to see that Gordon's character was not totally eccentric. Her character knew something tragic happened to Lindeman but she was able to shift focus and, with saying very little, allow Lindeman to trust her.

I'd also would like to give credit to director Tony Bill and writer Alan Ormsby for pulling what might have been overplayed to a very effective scene that gives the character of Linderman some depth that, in the end, made the movie worthwhile.

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My favorite segment from the movie is the dinner scene in which Clifford's eccentric grandmother is reading Linderman's palm. Clifford asks Linderman about the scars on his wrist. Linderman quickly pulls his hands away and said it was an "accident." Clifford's grandmother gently pulls Linderman's hand back to the table and quietly says to him "we're among friends..." and finishes reading his palm.


That was an amazing scene. Just something about the way she delivered that line - incredible.

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My favorite scene was when Clifford and Linderman were riding the newly finished motorcycle. Although I first saw the movie years after it was released, that scene reminded me of riding with my friend after fixing a motocross cycle.

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I agree with everyone so far. The motorcycle riding scene, dinner with grandma and beating up Mike and Moody.

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Tap tap tap. "Open up, Ricky. You're among friends." KILLER!!!!

I also adored the public high school building, a character in and of itself.

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Sure - I agree. That was a great scene. For me, just about every scene in the film is about as perfect as it could be. It has a very realistic feel, no overacting, great directing bringing out little facial expressions and such in the actors.

Just an overall superb movie - the likes of which probably won't be made again, or very rarely.

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Yeah, that was a beautifully written and played scene. I also loved the scene in which Linderman tells Clifford the poignant truth about his younger brother's death.

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One of my favorite scenes was when Clifford was hiding in the stall and he thinks Moody has left and when he peaks above there they are staring at him. A few seconds later, unbeknownst to Moody, Linderman stands up from the next stall with his 6-4 bad @ss self and Moody all of a sudden wanted to go get something to eat. Classic.

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Oh, man, YES! Ricky's reaction to the movement of the red car - like "How can work go on when I'm spilling my gut?"

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