Guarding Tess stars Shirley MacLaine as a domineering and reclusive former First Lady who has a seven-man Secret Service detail looking after her. Tess has a secret fondness for agent Doug Chesnic (Nicolas Cage) who is her exact opposite — she's unconventional; he refuses to break rules.

Their oil and vinegar relationship is at the hub of this comedy co-written and directed by Hugh Wilson. Similar to The Bodyguard this film speaks to the common human yearning for someone to watch over us.