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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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Cast

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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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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)  »

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

The movie's humour is somewhat intentional. Rowdy Herrington said he wanted to make the fights "like a Keystone Cops melee." See more »

Goofs

Just before Emmet and Dalton shake hands Emmet is wearing gloves. When they shake hands the gloves are missing. In the very next shot they are on again. 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

References Every Which Way But Loose (1978) See more »

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Confidence Man
Written by John Hiatt
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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