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Road House (1989)

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

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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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R | See all certifications »

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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

A majority of Kathleen Wilhoite's scenes were cut from the final print. See more »

Goofs

When Wesley is driving erratically down the road, nearly hitting Dalton head on, the lane markings on the road change from a painted double yellow line in the distant shots to having the double yellow markings indicated by raised reflective markers in the close ups. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bouncer Checking IDs: [to Frank Tilghman, as he enters the Bandstand] Go ahead, sir.
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Crazy Credits

While the end credits are rolling, the house band does one more number. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jackass: Episode #1.3 (2000) See more »

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Mustang Sally
Written by Bonny Rice
Performed by Wilson Pickett
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This place has a sign hangin' over the urinal that says, "Don't eat the big white mint".
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, this isn't Oscar material, it garnered six Razzie nominations instead. The acting leaves a lot to be desired, and the dialog is pure corn, but it fills the "guilty pleasure" category like a glove.

While others like Dirty Dancing, this movie will always define Patrick Swayze to me. In his memory, I will watch it over and over.

It will be the movie that reminds me of how attractive Kelly Lynch is.

It will remind me why I like Sam Elliott.

It will remind me why Ben Gazzara is perfect as Boss Hogg.

It's not art, it's pure entertainment, and why I will always remember Swayze.

Besides, it has one of the best soundtracks around.


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