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Road House (1989)

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

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Jimmy (as Marshall Teague)
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Pat McGurn
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Kurt James Stefka ...
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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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bouncer | bar | violence | doctor | love | See more »

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The dancing's over. Now it gets dirty. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Release Date:

19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Road House  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$30,050,028 (USA)
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While the end credits are rolling the house band performs one more number. See more »

Goofs

When Wade Garrett rides up to the Double Deuce on his motorcycle, he isn't wearing a helmet. Missouri law requires all motorcyclists to wear helmets. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bouncer Checking IDs: [to Frank Tilghman, as he enters the Bandstand] Go ahead, sir.
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While the end credits are rolling, the house band does one more number. See more »

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Hear That Guitar Ring
Written by Jack Lavin and Tom Lavin
Produced by Jimmy Iovine
Performed by The Jeff Healey Band
Courtesy of Arista Records
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quite simply, the greatest american film ever made

this is an amazing movie. i have never enjoyed a moviegoing experience more than when i watched "road house," and i say that with complete honesty. this is not to say that "road house" is a good movie; it's truly awful. c'mon, it's got patrick swayze as the lead character! the man cannot act! his performances are wooden enough to deserve a layer of wood varnish! however, this movie is a blast. patrick goes to a town that is run by Mr. Evil (that's not his name, but it might as well be). Mr. Evil does nothing but mean things, just stopping short of eating children. patrick is paid to go from town to town, teaching bouncers how to be bouncers. of course, Mr. Evil and patrick cross swords and hijinks ensue. it just goes to show you that everything good in life can be learned in a house. on a road.

this movie has it all. random nudity? check. senseless violence? check. painfully ridiculous dialogue? triple check. plus, it has a monster truck! and there's a bad guy who looks like the understudy for former wrestler lou albino! and a blind man plays horrible versions of early 60s rock tunes, providing the sole soundtrack! and a throat gets ripped out of an unarmed man's neck in a fight scene! and patrick swayze shows his naked buttocks off to a lady that isn't even his romantic interest! what more could you want in a movie?

if you like laughing at how poorly movies can be made, this is one that will keep you from getting bored. road house, i salute you!


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