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Road House (1989)

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A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

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(story) (as David Lee Henry), (screenplay) (as David Lee Henry) | 1 more credit »
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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

Originally Keith David ("Double Deuce" bartender Ernie Bass) had a lot more scenes between he and Patrick Swayze's character Dalton, but most were deleted when it was determined that the final print ran too long, almost 2-1/2 hours. Some other deleted scenes include Dalton making the other bouncers wear ballet outfits and dance as part of their training. There is also a still picture showing Dalton fighting with Ketchum (the guy with the knife-boot) inside the Double Deuce in a different fight than the one in the film, and the theatrical trailer shows quite a few deleted and extended scenes. See more »

Goofs

After Wesley has Ketchum destroy Strodenmire's car dealership in Jasper, MO. with the big wheel truck, you can see a highway sign behind Dalton that reads "Los Angeles" "Bakersfield", accompanied by mountains. 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 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Tall Sally
Written by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell), Enotris Johnson and Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
Produced by Jimmy Iovine
Performed by The Jeff Healey Band
Courtesy of Arista Records
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One of the best bad movies ever
17 July 2003 | by (Bernardsville, NJ) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Why? Because it's sooo bad it's good. It dosen't

take itself too seriously (for the most part) but the lines really put

this one over the edge. "It's gonna get worse before it get's better"

""Be nice until it's time to not be nice" and "Oh baby, your gonna

be my regular Saturday night thing!" are classics of bad cinema.

The characters? All one dimensional hillbillies. The acting? Awful.

The plot? Yeah right. This movie is great because you can't take

your eyes away. What cheesy line comes next? When's the next

fight? And Who's the hot blonde? A guilty pleasure through and

through but it is fun sitting around with a bunch of guys watching

this and laughing your ass off. A great guy movie. Recommended.


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