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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. »


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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The Guardian is rated PG-13: for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher
Studio: 2006 Buena Vista Pictures

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Why Is The Guardian Rated PG-13?

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