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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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Denise
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Emmet (as 'Sunshine' Parker)
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Tilghman
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Pat McGurn
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Carrie
Travis McKenna ...
Jack
Roger Hewlett ...
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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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bouncer | bar | violence | doctor | love | See more »

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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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Trivia

The name of Dalton (Patrick Swayze)'s occupation was a "cooler" which is specialized professional doorman / bouncer. See more »

Goofs

When Ketchum and the three men walk to the Double Deuce to start the fight with Dalton, the tallest one in the back is a different person after they walk inside to confront the bouncers. 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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »

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Fire in the Night
Written by Bob Corbin
Performed by Alabama
Courtesy of RCA Records
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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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