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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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Why Is The Guardian Rated PG-13?


The students and teachers at the Coast Guard’s school work hard and drink hard, although the lingering effects of alcohol seem to disappear when they respond to a crisis call. During a rescue attempt, a helicopter explodes killing several crewmembers, severely burning another and pulling a man underwater. Numerous dead bodies are seen. Casual sex is portrayed between two young adults. Profanities, along with a strong sexual expletive, and brief sexual comments are included.

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