The Guardian is a film starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. It tells the story of a washed up member of the Coast Guard, Randall (Costner) who is sent to teach at an Ace School. There he encounters Fisher (Kutcher) who's only concern during the first part of training is trying to beat Randall's records. Throughout the course of the film, Randall teaches Fisher and the other classmates that there's more to the Coast Guard than just records. There are some very hard lessons that these cadets have to learn and Randall uses very unorthodox methods to teach those lessons.
I finally saw this movie on Encore Thursday and it was wonderful. If there is anyone who hasn't seen it yet, I suggest you do. I also suggest that you have plenty of tissues handy because there are plenty of tear-jerking scenes in this movie. Kutcher and Costner worked very well together.