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Road House
     

Road House

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Director: Rowdy Herrington, Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

Cast: Rowdy Herrington, Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

 

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Rowdy Herrington's cult favorite Road House comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono.

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Rowdy Herrington's cult favorite Road House comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well as Portuguese. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from MGM/UA that boasts excellent picture quality.

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Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
History may relegate Patrick Swayze to the dust heap of Hollywood has-beens; but with his lead turn in Rowdy Herrington’s Road House, he stakes his claim to cinematic immortality. Swayze, clad in cowboy boots and skin-tight jeans, is Dalton, a former New York University philosophy student and martial arts expert who (we kid you not) works as a "cooler" (head bouncer) at a rough-and-tumble honky-tonk in Jasper, Missouri. This place is so tough that the house band (led by blind blues guitarist Jeff Healey) plays in a cage to protect them from flying bottles and hurled bodies. None of this fazes Dalton, who manages to: keep the unruly rednecks in line without mussing a strand of his blow-dried hair; clean up the town, which is under the thumb of a wealthy thug (Ben Gazzara); and get down with a hot blonde doctor (Kelly Lynch). Along the way he dodges monster trucks and mouths lines like "Pain don’t hurt" while stitching up his own wounds, Terminator-style. Is this schizophrenic mishmash of westerns, gangster films, and kung fu movies ludicrous? Completely, and that’s what makes Road House so much fun. Swayze, taking the role of soulful hunk to heart, plays the whole thing utterly straight: He’s the ultimate strong-silent screen archetype of the Reagan ‘80s. Bad movies just don’t get any better than this.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
UPC:
0027616883148
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:54:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English: Stereo surround; French: Stereo surround; Spanish: Mono; English, French, Spanish & Portuguese language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Swayze Dalton
Kelly Lynch Dr. Elizabeth "Doc" Clay
Sam Elliott Wade Garrett
Ben Gazzara Brad Wesley
Marshall Teague Jimmy
Julie Michaels Denise
Red West Red Webster
Sunshine Parker Emmet
Jeff Healey Cody
Kevin Tighe Tilghman
Sylvia Baker Table Dancer
Jackie Burch Actor
John Doe Pat McGurn
Anthony Marisco Cruzado
Gonzalo Quintana Cruzado
Terrance Scott Loudmouth
Kurt James Stefka Hank
Kathleen Wilhoite Connie
Travis McKenna Jack
Roger Hewlett Younger
Gary Hudson Steve
Terry Funk Morgan
Michael Rider O'Connor
John Young Tinker
Anthony de Longis Ketchum
Joe Unger Karpis
Tiny Ron Mountain
Sheila Caan Judy
Jon Paul Jones Stroudenmire
Lauri Crossman Stella
Keith David Ernie Bass
Ed de Fusco Oscar
Humberto Larriva Cruzado
Tony Marsico Cruzado
Marshall Rohner Cruzado
John Oldach Bandstand Tough Guy
Joey Plewa Bandstand Tough Guy
Susan Lentini Bandstand Babe
Patricia Tallman Bandstand Babe
Mike Fisher Bandstand Bouncer
Bob Jennings Bandstand Bouncer
Dawn Ciccone Steve's Girl
Julie Royer Steve's Girl
Frank Noon Barfly
Christopher Collins Sharing Husband
Cheryl Baker Well-Endowed Wife
Michael Wise Gawker
Charlie Hawke Heckler
Tom Finnegan Chief of Police
Christine Anderson Party Girl
Lisa Axelrod Party Girl
Debra Chase Party Girl
Lisa Westman Party Girl
Kymberly Herrin Party Girl
Kym Malin Party Girl
Heidi Paine Party Girl
Jacklyn Palmer Party Girl
Marta Rinchusiuso Party Girl
Meg Thayer Party Girl
Laura Albert Strip Joint Girl
Christina Veronica Strip Joint Girl
Michele Burger Strip Joint Girl
Pamela Jackson Strip Joint Girl
Daryl Sandy Marsh Strip Joint Bartender
Laura Lee Kasten Nurse
Bill Dunnam Car Salesman
Dennis Ott Bar Character
Ancel Cook Grillman
Chino "Fats" Williams Derelict
Terri Lynn Doss Cody's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Jasae Strip Joint Girl
Aaron Michael Lacey Marine

Technical Credits
Rowdy Herrington Director
Pete Antico Stunts
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
William Joseph Durrell Art Director
Scott Eddo Makeup
Mark Fabus Set Decoration/Design
James M. Halty Stunts
Hilary Henkin Screenwriter
David Lee Henry Original Story,Screenwriter
Michael Kamen Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Kingi Stunts
Phillip Leonard Set Decoration/Design
John F. Link Editor
Steve Perry Executive Producer
Al di Sarro Special Effects
Joel Silver Producer
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Tim Moore Executive Producer
Frank J. Urioste Editor
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/The Best [6:20]
2. The Double Deuce [10:01]
3. New Wheels and Digs [5:33]
4. The Rules [3:44]
5. A Good Night [5:00]
6. Dead Man [4:30]
7. Brawn & Brains [6:51]
8. Improvement Society [3:55]
9. Wade [1:44]
10. Some Kind of Life [6:09]
11. The Town Ruler [3:49]
12. Physical Examination [8:42]
13. Old Buddies [9:18]
14. Firestarter [7:57]
15. Monster Truck [3:25]
16. Called Out [4:29]
17. Face-Off [4:07]
18. Heads or Tails [4:53]
19. Our Town [8:41]
20. Stay/End Credits [4:46]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title/The Best [6:20]
2. The Double Deuce [10:01]
3. New Wheels and Digs [5:33]
4. The Rules [3:44]
5. A Good Night [5:00]
6. Dead Man [4:30]
7. Brawn & Brains [6:51]
8. Improvement Society [3:55]
9. Wade [1:44]
10. Some Kind of Life [6:09]
11. The Town Ruler [3:49]
12. Physical Examination [8:42]
13. Old Buddies [9:18]
14. Firestarter [7:57]
15. Monster Truck [3:25]
16. Called Out [4:29]
17. Face-Off [4:07]
18. Heads or Tails [4:53]
19. Our Town [8:41]
20. Stay/End Credits [4:46]

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Road House 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I lived by the rules that Roadhouse taught me, I'd be insanely invincible. Apparently, having a Ph.D. in Philosophy gets you a job in a dungy bar, pain don't hurt, and I can rip out anyone's throat on a whim while sleeping with crazy hot nurses that don't treat anyone else...and NOT ONE COP while all of this is going on. The storyline is a little far fetched, but it's still a decent flick if you like all that backwoods-stranger-in-town-saves-the-day action. Patrick Swayze beating people up is priceless. Someone had to have an imagination to cast him in a movie like this, therefore, I give Roadhouse 2 stars for the topless nurse, and 1 star for the casting agent.
SleepDreamWrite 5 days ago
I've heard of this but never watched it. Till now. This movie was a little weird, but has its moments. And its very 80s.
Bull More than 1 year ago
Great action and it has Sam Elliot in it what else u need lol
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cjhotwine More than 1 year ago
Very good movie, I can watch it over and over