Retroist Podcast Episode 299 (My Bodyguard)
Welcome to the first episode of the 16th season of the Retroist Podcast. Today, we're diving into the captivating world of the 1980 cult film classic, "My Bodyguard." This movie holds a special place in my heart, and I'm thrilled to finally share my deep appreciation for it in this episode.
To kick things off, I open up about my own personal experiences with bullying when I entered high school. It was a challenging time, but fortunately, I crossed paths with someone who stepped in and made my life so much better. Though our friendship only lasted for a single school year, his kindness continues to resonate with me to this day.
After sharing my story, we dive headfirst into the film itself. I delve into the plot, the production process, the talented individuals involved, and the reception it received. Prepare yourself for a nostalgic trip as I sprinkle in some retro audio from that glorious time period, adding an extra layer of authenticity to the episode.
"My Bodyguard" centers around Clifford Peache, a timid high school student who becomes the target of a group of bullies. However, fortune smiles upon him when he unexpectedly befriends Ricky Linderman, a loner with a tough reputation who takes on the role of Clifford's unlikely bodyguard. Together, they embark on a heartwarming journey of friendship, courage, and standing up against injustice—a timeless theme that continues to resonate with audiences of all generations.
Join me as we explore the many facets of "My Bodyguard" and uncover the reasons behind its enduring charm. From its engaging plot to the incredible performances, we'll dive deep into every aspect that made this film a true gem of the '80s.
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