In the big haired, sparkly early 1990s, the film The Bodyguard was a huge hit with its glamour, romance and power-ballads that seemed to go on forever. Star of the day Witney Houston was in the leading role and she played Rachel, a singer. Witney had a stalker and this mystery person had threatened to kill her. So worried were her friends that they persuaded her to hire bodyguard, Frank, played by heart-throb Kevin Costner. Cue the romance and several scenes of Witney pursued from concert to banquet to concert followed by the meanies who Kevin had to gallantly fight off. In one memorable scene Witney is on stage, dancing and singing and cavorting wearing a fantastic outfit fashioned with a solid silver corset, a pearl collar and a skirt made from strings of beads. Suddenly a commotion breaks out and poor Witney is hurled off the stage into the audience who catch her. She is then crowd surfed whilst Kevin hurriedly thinks of something he can do to get Witney back. He grabs a fire extinguisher and shoots it straight into the crowd, covering the screaming fans from head to foot in masses of white foam. He then uses the same extinguisher to forge his way through the hysteria to Witney who, apart from losing a few pearls from her costume looks remarkably clean and unruffled by the foam and manhandling. Grateful for his quick thinking, Witney leaps into Kevin’s arms and cradling her he strides away. Presumably the dry-cleaning bills for the ruined boob tubes and white suits were sent to his office to deal with. We hope the concert venue called in the fire safety experts too, as the used fire extinguisher would need to be replaced.
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