A sad-sack Secret Service agent is assigned to protect a feisty former First Lady in this comic look at an oddball relationship. If they weren't so busy fighting with each other, they might just be friends.
Hugh Wilson - American Director/Screenwriter
James Rebhorn - Supporting Actor
Edward Albert - Actor, BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
Eddie Albert Jr. - Actor, BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
Richard Griffiths - British Character Actor
Austin Pendleton - Star, BAD CITY (2006)
Nicolas Cage - American Actor
Nicholas Coppola - American Actor
Nicolas Coppola - American Actor
Shirley MacLaine - American author, actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Shirley MacLaine Beaty - American author, actress, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Tess Carlisle is the widow of a former United States President. A quarrelsome older woman, she's known for her belligerent manner and her blatant disregard for protocol. For Doug Chesnic, the Secret Service agent assigned to the widow, standing watch over the cantankerous old lady is more than he can tolerate. After three long years as her bodyguard, Doug finally gets a new assignment. But before he's had the chance to celebrate, Tess has him brought back to her Ohio home for yet another go at being her bodyguard. Tess and Doug may be like oil and water together, but they'll soon realize that they've needed each other all along.
Copyright 1994 TriStar Pictures, Inc. Color by Technicolor. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Nicolas Cage keeps his eccentricities in check and gives a nicely subtle though no less intense performance..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 03/11/1994 USA Today, p.1D
"...Filled with gentle laughs." -- Rating: B+ - 03/25/1994 Entertainment Weekly, p.41
"...Two charismatic performers and an underlying sweetness..." - 03/07/1994 Variety
"...These disparate performers find common ground in this delicately funny chamber comedy..." - 03/11/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F9