Guarding Tess

Guarding Tess (1994)

A comedy beyond the call of duty.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1994-01-01
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 153 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Channel Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Doug is a Secret Service Agent who has just completed his stint in charge protecting Tess Carlisle, widow of a former U.S. President, and close personal friend of the President. He finds that she has requested that he not be rotated but instead return to be her permanent detail. Doug is crushed. He wants off her detail. She is very difficult to guard and makes her detail crazy with her whims and demands. Doug returns with no idea of how to continue dealing with her.

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  • Nicolas Cage

    as Doug Chesnic
  • Shirley MacLaine

    as Tess Carlisle
  • Austin Pendleton

    as Earl Fowler
  • Edward Albert

    as Barry Carlisle
  • James Rebhorn

    as Howard Schaeffer
  • Richard Griffiths

    as Frederick
  • John Roselius

    as Tom Bahlor
  • David Graf

    as Lee Danielson
  • Don Yesso

    as Ralph Buoncristiani
  • Brant von Hoffman

    as Bob Hutcherson
  • Harry Lennix

    as Kenny Young
  • Susan Blommaert

    as Kimberly Cannon
  • Dale Dye

    as Charles Ivy
  • James Handy

    as Neal Carlo
Editing Sidney Levin Editor
Sound Michael Convertino Original Music Composer
Production Jonathan Filley Unit Production Manager
Production Jonathan Filley Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Design
Art Leslie E. Rollins Set Decoration
Sound Victoria Rose Sampson Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Vera Mitchell Key Hair Stylist
Art Peter S. Larkin Production Design
Sound James Sabat Sound Mixer
Production Ned Tanen Producer
Writing Peter Torokvei Screenplay
Writing Hugh Wilson Screenplay
Directing Hugh Wilson Director
Production Nancy Graham Tanen Producer
Art Charley Beal Art Direction
Production Aleta Chappelle Casting
Sound Kenneth Wannberg Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Callaghan Hairstylist
Camera Kerry Hayes Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Sue Gandy Costume Design
Crew Jery Hewitt Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Allen Weisinger Key Makeup Artist
Camera Brian J. Reynolds Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Selena Evans-Miller Makeup Artist
Crew Mary Ann Kellogg Choreographer