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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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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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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El duro  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$30,050,028 (USA)
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Trivia

Dalton (Patrick Swayze)'s first name is James. Coincidentally, Road House (1989) debuted in the same year, 1989, as the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989) where in that film James (Bond) was played by Dalton - Timothy Dalton. Michael Kamen composed the music score for both films. See more »

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8 July 2004 | by (Jamwelkowski, IL) – See all my reviews

God, what a great film. Maybe one of the funniest films. The movie tries way too hard to be a "guy" flick and it boarders as being homoerotic. Seeing Swayze almost nude doing karate as an old Uncle Jesse looking guy watches him is just creepy. Swayze is Dalton, a guy who thinks pain doesn't hurt, a guy who can rip your throat out with his bare hands, a guy who can kick your ass and then take home Kelly Lynch and bang her the same night. Dalton is trying to clean up the Double Duce, a rough bar where the patrons aren't very friendly. The dialog is brilliant! We get lines like, "I f--- guys like you in prison!" "The Double Douche?" "Come on, chicken dick!" "You're too stupid to have a good time." "God, I love the way Don Knots makes love." The movie has tons of violence, a bar fight every 15 min. or so. Boobs flop around alot too and for the women and Shawn, Swayze shows his buns. Ben Gazzara as the bad guy chews his scenery like Adam with wings. It's a very fun film and if you don't take it too seriously, you'll enjoy it. If you liked Sense and Sensibility, you'll enjoy Road House!


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