The Guardian

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The Guardian is set in an upper-class New York apartment building, recently plagued by a series of break-ins and murders. The tenants eagerly enlist the services of former military officer John Mack (Louis Gossett Jr.) as the building's head of security. Slowly but surely, the tenants give up their freedom of movement to Mack, who runs the place like his own private fiefdom. Bristling over this infringement upon his rights, liberal-minded tenant Charles Hyatt (Martin Sheen) begins to suspect that the killings were orchestrated by Mack himself as a means of gaining power over his employers. Stirring up a respectable amount of suspense, the made-for-cable The Guardian debuted October 20, 1984, over the HBO service.

Cast

Martin Sheen
as Charlie Hyatt
Arthur Hill
as Phil Julian
Tandy Cronyn
as Lynn Hyatt
Simon Reynolds
as Robbie Hyatt
Tom Harvey
as Mr. Wicker
Maury Chaykin
as Rudy Simbro
Anthony Sherwood
as Mr. Chambers
Taborah Johnson
as Mrs. Chambers
Wendy Crewson
as Marlee Kramer
Sean McCann
as Lt. Yaeger
David Labiosa
as P.R. Boy
Sharon Dyer
as Mrs. Andriola
Caroline Yeager
as Production Assistant
Marcia Diamond
as Mrs. Wallace
John Dee
as Fletch
Jim Bearden
as Patrolman
Ross Petty
as McCarthey
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