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The Guardian (2006)

Rating:PG-13 (for intense sequences of action/peril, brief strong language and some sensuality)
Genre:Action/Adventure, Drama
Release Date:September 29, 2006
Running time:135 minutes
Cast:Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Neal McDonough, Clancy Brown, Melissa Sagemiller
Director:Andrew Davis
Producer:Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson
Writer:Ron Brinkerhoff
Distributor:Buena Vista Pictures

Description: After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall, is sent to teach at 'A' School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods. While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer, who is driven to be the best. During training, Randall helps mold Jake's character, combining his raw talent with the heart and dedication required of a Rescue Swimmer. Upon graduation, Jake follows Randall to Kodiak, Alaska, where they face the inherent dangers of the Bering Sea. In his initial solo rescue, Jake learns firsthand from Randall, the true meaning of heroism and sacrifice, echoing the Swimmer's motto...'So Others May Live!'

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