guarding tess

the year: 1994

the genre: dramedy

the cast: Shirley MacLaine (Tess Carlisle); Nicholas Cage (Doug Chesnik); Austin Pendleton (Earl Fowler)

the plot: Doug Chesnic is a Secret Service agent who takes great pride in his job, performing his duties with the utmost professionalism. However, his assignment for the last three years has been a severe test of his patience. Doug leads the team stationed in Ohio who protects Tess Carlisle, the widow of a former U.S. President, who is well-known for her diplomatic and philanthropic work. But Tess tends to regard Doug less as a security officer and more as a domestic servant...and she's not above contacting her close friend -- the current President of the United States -- to inform him of her displeasure. As Doug's three-year hitch with Tess comes to an end he unexpectedly gets the excitement he craves when Tess is kidnapped.

I like this one because of the great interplay between the two characters - similar to Driving Miss Daisy. It's a sweet dramedy with some hilarious banter.

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