The Guardian


2h 19m 2006

Brief Synopsis

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!"

Film Details

Also Known As
Coast Guards, Guardian, Guardsman, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Synopsis

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!"

Crew

Willy Abers

Song

Bryan Adams

Song Performer

Bryan Adams

Song

Jonathan P Adams

Set Production Assistant

Steve Adcock

Camera Operator

Brian Addie

Visual Effects Editor

Ellen Adolph

Accountant

Ellen Adolph

Production Accountant

Vincent Agostino

Unit Production Manager

Abby Ahmad

Song Performer

Abby Ahmad

Song

Maher Ahmad

Production Designer

Terry Ahue

Stunts

Dan Akers

Digital Effects Artist

Randle Akerson

Sound Effects Editor

Faheb Alhabib

Assistant

Ted Andre

Digital Effects Artist

Michael D Antunez

Transportation Coordinator

Michael Applebaum

Camera Operator

Sara Arrington

Casting Assistant

Neil Artwick

Song

Neil Artwick

Song Performer

Michael Ash

3-D Animator

Adam J Babin

Office Assistant

Zahida Bacchus

Visual Effects Producer

Robert Baek

Camera Assistant

David Bailey

3-D Animator

Justin Bancroft

Production Assistant

Patrick Barnes

Set Production Assistant

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Jeffrey G Barnett

Stunts

Casey Barr

Titles And Opticals

Joey Barto

Set Production Assistant

John Baveresco

3-D Animator

Mary Bean

Office Runner

Mary Bean

Office Assistant

Davie Beard

Transportation Captain

Heather Beckett

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Beedon

Digital Effects Artist

Robert Been

Song

Chester Quinton Bell

Costumer

Ulises Bella

Song

Aine Belton

Song

Julie Benson

Assistant

Alfred Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Mike Bergstrom

Camera Assistant

Tommy Bernard

Assistant

Armyan Bernstein

Executive Producer

Les Bernstein

Motion Control

Colby Beserra

Song

Colby Beserra

Song Performer

Gary Billburg

Advisor

Ryan Bird

Stand-In

Lowell D Blank

Associate Producer

Lowell D Blank

Music Producer

Vanessa Block

Accountant

Jason Bond

Rotoscope Animator

Jon Bowen

Digital Effects Artist

Robb Boyd

Music Editor

Julian Brain

Assistant Director

Bonnie Bramlett

Song Performer

James Howard Brandt

Advisor

Layne Brightwell

Set Costumer

Ron L Brinkerhoff

Screenplay

Rick Broderman

Painter

Jennifer L Brooks

Accountant

Steven Brooks

Rotoscope Animator

David Brown

Photography

G W Brown

Adr Editor

Tony Brown

Song

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Jeff Burrage

Video Assist/Playback

Stevie Butler

Song Performer

Stevie Butler

Song

Robert Cable

Accounting Assistant

Andrew Max Cahn

Art Director

Tom Calderaro

Original Music

Chris Cameron

Song

D Walt Cameron

Digital Effects Artist

Rick Canelli

Adr

Dru Anne Carlson

Script Supervisor

Budd Carr

Consultant

Ricardo Carrillo

Best Boy Electric

Colleen Casey

Assistant Director

Michael Casper

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Cassie Catalanotto

Props Assistant

Chicago Catz

Song Performer

Bill Champlin

Song

Carla Chao

Makeup Artist

Gilly Charbonnet

Key Grip

Marty Cherrix

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Wally Chin

Digital Effects Artist

John B Clarey

Foreman

Tom Clary

Visual Effects

John Coats

Visual Effects Supervisor

Daniel Coe

Props

Randall S Coe

Construction Coordinator

Steve Copley

Foley Mixer

Larry Cottrill

Best Boy Electric

Anne Couk

Assistant Sound Editor

Stuart Cripps

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Cronn

Chief Lighting Technician

Erin Cullen

Rotoscope Animator

Michael Curtis

Digital Effects Artist

Trang Dang

Assistant Production Coordinator

Alex Daniels

Stunt Coordinator

Richard Davis

Song Performer

Richard Davis

Song

Tony Davis

Digital Effects Artist

Jeff Dawn

Makeup

Chris Dawson

Digital Effects Artist

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Sean Devine

Dolly Grip

Zanne Devine

Executive Producer

Kenny Dezendorf

Crane Grip

Victor Dimichina

Production Supervisor

Dan Diprima

Music Editor

Lavonne Doane

Medic

Scott Dougherty

Visual Effects Producer

Scott Drinon

Dolly Grip

James Dupuy

Foreman

Michael Dupuy

Props

Steve Earle

Song

Steve Earle

Song Performer

Dave Edwards

Camera Assistant

Shirley Eikhard

Song

Eleanor Elliott

Hair

Ron Epstein

Special Effects Technician

Daniella Estrada

Visual Effects

Tim Everitt

Animation Supervisor

Monty Eversen

Advisor

Jason Fabbro

Colorist

Michael J. Fahey

Best Boy Grip

Julie Feiner

Adr Editor

Nora Felder

Consultant

Adam Fenderson

Visual Effects

Craig Fincannon

Casting

Lisa Mae Fincannon

Casting

Mark Fincannon

Casting

Ed Fincher

Key Costumer

Sarah Halley Finn

Casting

Sean Finnegan

Chief Lighting Technician

George Fisher

Stunts

Paula Fisher

Special Effects Coordinator

Scott R. Fisher

Special Effects Coordinator

Scott R. Fisher

Stunts

Thomas L. Fisher

Consultant

Michael Fitzpatrick

Song

A R Flores

Painter

David E Fluhr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Beau Flynn

Producer

Joseph Flythe

Song

Joseph Flythe

Song Performer

Joseph Flythe

Advisor

Joseph Flythe

Music Lyrics

David Fogg

Compositing Supervisor

Phillip Fraschetti

Rotoscope Animator

Jammie Friday

Compositing Supervisor

Scot Gaal

Best Boy Electric

Marty James Garton

Music Lyrics

Marty James Garton

Song Performer

Jeremy Gerke

Production Assistant

Tanner Gill

Stunts

Hope Gilmore

Office Production Assistant

Ben Glass

Photography

I Karl Golden

Location Manager

Richard Bryce Goodman

Sound Mixer

Gordon Goodwin

Music Conductor

Gordon Goodwin

Original Music

Austin Gorg

Art Director

Jim Gorman

Digital Effects Artist

Scott Graves

Rigging Electrician

Al Green

Song

Tonja Greenfield

Office Assistant

Greg Groenekamp

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan Growney

Photography

Jennifer Hachigian

Digital Effects Artist

Steven Hacker

Dga Trainee

John F Hall

Advisor

Jason Halley

Set Production Assistant

Scott Hankel

Digital Effects Artist

Tom Hardisty

Score Recording

Don Harper

Music

Courtney Harrell

Camera Assistant

Bruce Harris

Digital Effects Artist

Matthew Harrison

Foley Editor

James D Hattin

Compositing Supervisor

Jeffrey Haupt

Sound Mixer

Ruby C Haupt

Boom Operator

Isaac Hayes

Song

Peter Hayes

Song

Michael Haynes

Stunts

Clark Henderson

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark Herman

Visual Effects Editor

Mason Hersey

Camera Assistant

Ron Hersey

Unit Director

Ron Hersey

Director Of Photography

Tracey Hetrick

Assistant

Randi Hiller

Casting

Film Details

Also Known As
Coast Guards, Guardian, Guardsman, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 19m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 29, 2006

Released in United States on Video January 23, 2007

David Dobkin previously attached to direct, but was replaced by Andrew Davis.

Disney acquired pitch for mid-six figures from Ron Brinkerhoff.

Literary Sale Date: 07/11/2002.

Due to Hurricane Katrina, production was moved from New Orleans to Shreveport, Louisiana.

Released in United States on Video January 23, 2007

Released in United States Fall September 29, 2006