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The Coast Guard gets its chance for a heroic movie tribute, but The Guardian does it no justice, borrowing cliche after cliche from other (and better) military branch movies. Read critic reviews

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A Coast Guard rescue swimmer (Kevin Costner), who still mourns losing his crew in a fatal accident, copes by dedicating his life to training new recruits, so when he meets swimming champion Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), he molds the cocky young man into his protege and takes him on a mission in the dangerous waters of the Bering Strait.

Cast & Crew

Kevin Costner
Ben Randall
Ashton Kutcher
Jake Fischer
Sela Ward
Helen Randall
Clancy Brown
Capt. William Hadley
Dulé Hill
Ken Weatherly
Neal McDonough
Jack Skinner
John Heard
Capt. Frank Larson
Damon Lipari
Damon Bennett
Armyan Bernstein
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Zanne Devine
Executive Producer
Charlie Lyons
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Peter Macgregor-Scott
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Stephen St. John
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Critic Reviews for The Guardian

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  • Aug 25, 2012
    There is nothing special and falls into the common and predictable, but it is entertaining, a little touching, with an ending that redeems the whole movie
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2012
    Although very similar to An Officer and a Gentleman the subject matter and performances make it entertaining enough.
    Jonny C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2011
    Highly entertaining. Watching the development of the two main characters is unique and the rescue scenes are intense. Just a little too long.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2010
    I actually liked this movie a lot, I didnt think it was this good.
    Andreia C Super Reviewer

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