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Road House (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  19 May 1989 (USA)
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A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

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Remake of the 1989 film 'Road House' about a bouncer at a rowdy bar.

Director: Rob Cohen
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Doc
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Jimmy (as Marshall Teague)
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Denise
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Sunshine Parker ...
Emmet (as 'Sunshine' Parker)
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Cody
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Tilghman
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Pat McGurn
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Carrie
Travis McKenna ...
Jack
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Kurt James Stefka ...
Hank
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Storyline

Dalton is the Cooler in bars; He backs up and directs the bouncers. He takes a job in a Road House that has gotten far too rough. His attempts to clean things up put him in conflict with Brad Wesley, the town bully and rich person. Things heat up. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Dalton lives like a loner, fights like a professional. And loves like there's no tomorrow. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Release Date:

19 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El duro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$30,050,028 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was filmed around April, May and June 1988. See more »

Goofs

When Dalton interrupts Steve and the girl in the break room, Steve pulls his underwear up in the shot from the side. When Dalton walks out of the room and it goes back to the shot from the front, with the girl in front of him, Steve's underwear is still down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bouncer Checking IDs: [to Frank Tilghman, as he enters the Bandstand] Go ahead, sir.
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Raising Heaven (in Hell) Tonight
Written by Willie Nile and Martin Briley
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Splendidly bad
30 July 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is so ridiculous it's sublime! Ben Gazzara's portrayal of ascot-clad uber-villain Brad Wesley is...delicious! The showdown between Dalton and Wesley's top goon comes off more like rough sex between two gay ballet dancers than an epic tough-guy battle. I've never seen a fight with so many perfectly pointed toes.

Dalton's love interest (a blonde doctor with a family of five living in her giant hair) inexplicably wears a picnic-table cover throughout the entire movie.

And we have a musical cameo! Jeff Healey's every line seems to scream "fire my agent". Luckily for him he didn't have to see the movie.

And I won't ruin it, but the final line of the flick, uttered by a fat guy in a "CAT" hat, is solid gold as well. If you want a great laugh, this is solid gold! I give it a 10 on entertainment value alone.


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