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The Guardian

After a tragic accident kills his crew, Coast Guard veteran Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) is reassigned to teach at the department's elite training school. Yet even in the classroom, Ben discovers someone who needs saving--a cocky recruit named Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher). Moments of peril and some off-duty antics may endanger this film's suitability for some viewers. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 139
Theater Release: 28 Sep 2006
Video Release: 22 Jan 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A group of sailors get caught in The Perfect Storm when a dying hurricane collides with two other weather systems off the eastern coast of the United States. When one of their own is trapped in a burning building, firefighters take gallant measures to rescue their colleague in Ladder 49. The 1951 movie The Frogmen tells the story of another elite group of swimmers who were a vital part of the World War II fighting effort.

Home Video Extra Features

The Guardian splashes down on DVD with an alternate ending (introduced by director Andrew Davis) and an audio commentary (also with director Andrew Davis). Two featurettes are included as well: Making Waves (the making of The Guardian) and Unsung Heroes (a tribute to the real-life Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers). Audio tracks are available in English, French and Spanish (all Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround), with subtitles in French and Spanish.

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