Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Guardian Of The Seas

The Guardian
The Guardian is a film dedicated to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. It is directed by Andrew Davis and written by Ron L. Brinkerhoff. Most of the scenes were actually filmed in Louisiana and in North Carolina instead of Kodiak, Alaska. Over 60,000 pounds of ice were needed for the shoot in North Carolina. Another interesting fact in the movie that you didn't know was that the training pool was actually LSU Shreveport's natatorium. The Guardian's worldwide gross was over $87,011,732, and it made $53,318,418 in US DVD sales. The Guardian is an awesome movie with action and a little comedy. Some people might even call it a tear jerking movie, and I agree with them fully. There are a few moments in the movie that made me cry, but there are also parts that made me laugh. Either way it is a great movie that I'm sure everyone will love

The Rescue Mission
Senior Chief Ben Randall (Kevin Costner), is a rescue swimmer for the United States Coast Guard in Kodiak, Alaska, where he exceeds the normal age of a rescue swimmer. He is considered a legend among rescue swimmers with over "300 saves", as the rumor goes. While on a rescue mission, something goes terribly wrong, and Randall's crew dies in a horrific helicopter accident. The Coast Guard gives Randall two choices. One he retires, or he must teach at a Coast Guard training school. Here Randall meets Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), who is the new hot-shot who plans on beating Randall in all the records. Randall discovers a deep secret about Jake which resolves in a closer bond. Randall continues to push Jake until he finally graduates at the head of his class. Later on Jake is sent out on his first rescue mission with Senior Chief Randall at his side. During the rescue Randall flashes back to the helicopter crash, and is unable to do his part in the mission. Once the mission is successfully done, Randall decides to retire. Jake is once again sent out to rescue a crew on a sinking ship. Once he saves the three of the men, he soon finds out that the captain in down below trapped. He heads down to save the final man, but then finds himself trapped with the captain, who is dead, behind a steel door. Randall hears of the accident and heads out to save Jake. Randall of course saves him, and they begin their journey back up the cable to the helicopter. Unfortunately, the cable jams and begins to unravel, and the only way to save them is for one to let go. Randall chooses to let go, but Jake is unwilling. In the end Randall fights Jake off and heads back into the freezing water where he never returns. A few weeks later Jake is saving a man who keeps asking "Where is the other man? He never let go." Jake then realizes that someone helped the man until rescue came, and attributes this to Randall's presence. Ben Randall is then remembered as "A man who lives beneath the sea. A fisher of men. A last hope for all those who have been left behind. He is known as The Guardian."
Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher go an amazing job portraying coastal guards as well as giving this tear jerker movie some comic relief. Melissa Sagemiller plays Emily Thomas, Jake's girlfriend, and Sela Ward plays Helen Randall, Ben Randall's wife. Neal McDonough is Jack Skinner, the tough stuff trainer. Dule Hill, Brian Geraghty, and Shelby Fenner. There are many others who also play in the movie.

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