Road House

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Overview

Love, treachery, and broken furniture are the hallmarks of this rollicking action drama. Dalton Patrick Swayze has a Ph.D., but rather than make a living teaching Socrates at some university, he's opted to become a top-drawer "cooler" -- an expert barroom bouncer who can break up fights without getting himself killed in the process. Dalton is hired to keep the peace at the Double Deuce, a rough-and-tumble honky tonk in Jasper, Missouri, where beer-soaked free-for-alls are a nightly event. Dalton is hurt on his ...
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Overview

Love, treachery, and broken furniture are the hallmarks of this rollicking action drama. Dalton Patrick Swayze has a Ph.D., but rather than make a living teaching Socrates at some university, he's opted to become a top-drawer "cooler" -- an expert barroom bouncer who can break up fights without getting himself killed in the process. Dalton is hired to keep the peace at the Double Deuce, a rough-and-tumble honky tonk in Jasper, Missouri, where beer-soaked free-for-alls are a nightly event. Dalton is hurt on his first night on the job, and he is patched up by "Doc" Clay Kelly Lynch, a beautiful woman working as the town's physician. Dalton and Doc immediately hit it off, but Dalton learns that another man, Brad Wesley Ben Gazzara, already has his eye on her. Wesley is a man used to getting his way; he's an extortionist and crime boss who has nearly everyone in Jasper under his thumb, and he sets out to teach Dalton a lesson, while Dalton is determined to clean up the town like he breaks up brawls at the Double Deuce. Sam Elliott plays Dalton's mentor Wade, and Red West, a one-time member of Elvis Presley's "Memphis Mafia," appears as Webster; Canadian blues-rock guitarist Jeff Healey leads the Double Deuce house band.
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2011
  • UPC: 883904235231
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 40,859

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 Band Cody
Kevin Tighe Tilghman
Laura Albert Strip Joint Girl
Christine Anderson Party Girl
Lisa Axelrod Party Girl
Cheryl Baker Well-Endowed Wife
Sylvia Baker Table Dancer
Jackie Burch
Michele Burger Strip Joint Girl
Sheila Caan Judy
Debra Chase Party Girl
Dawn Ciccone Steve's Girl
Christopher Collins Sharing Husband
Ancel Cook Grillman
Lauri Crossman Stella
Keith David Ernie Bass
Ed de Fusco Oscar
Anthony de Longis Ketchum
Terri Lynn Doss Cody's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Bill Dunnam Car Salesman
Tom Finnegan Chief of Police
Mike Fisher Bandstand Bouncer
Terry Funk Morgan
Charlie Hawke Heckler
Kymberly Herrin Party Girl
Roger Hewlett Younger
Gary Hudson Steve
Pamela Jackson Strip Joint Girl
Jasae Strip Joint Girl
Bob Jennings Bandstand Bouncer
John Doe Pat McGurn
Jon Paul Jones Stroudenmire
Laura Lee Kasten Nurse
Aaron Michael Lacey Marine
Humberto Larriva Cruzado
Susan Lentini Bandstand Babe
Kym Malin Party Girl
Anthony Marisco Cruzado
Daryl Sandy Marsh Strip Joint Bartender
Tony Marsico Cruzado
Travis McKenna Jack
Frank Noon Barfly
John Oldach Bandstand Tough Guy
Dennis Ott Bar Character
Heidi Paine Party Girl
Jacklyn Palmer Party Girl
Joey Plewa Bandstand Tough Guy
Gonzalo Quintana III Cruzado
Michael Rider O'Connor
Marta Rinchusiuso Party Girl
Marshall Rohner Cruzado
Tiny Ron Mountain
Julie Royer Steve's Girl
Terrance Scott Loudmouth
Kurt James Stefka Hank
Patricia Tallman Bandstand Babe
Meg Thayer Party Girl
Joe Unger Karpis
Christina Veronica Strip Joint Girl
Lisa Westman Party Girl
Kathleen Wilhoite Connie
Chino "Fats" Williams Derelict
Michael Wise Gawker
John Young Tinker
Technical Credits
Rowdy Herrington Director
Pete Antico Stunts
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
William Joseph Durrell Jr. 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
Tim Moore Executive Producer, Producer
Steve Perry Executive Producer, Producer
Al di Sarro Special Effects
Joel Silver Producer
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Frank J. Urioste Editor
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His name is Dalton

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My fav Swayze

    Great action and it has Sam Elliot in it what else u need lol

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Outstanding Action and Drama

    Very good movie, I can watch it over and over

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