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When Patrick Swayze rigged a director's loo with explosives

7 February 2017 5:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 8, 2017

The late Patrick Swayze was fond of a practical joke or two - and perhaps his most infamous came on the set of the film Red Dawn...

Here's one of those stories that you may have missed over the years. It always makes me chuckle, and if all goes to plan, I'll find a few more short pieces of this ilk over the coming weeks.

The late Patrick Swayze was fond of a practical joke or two on his movie sets - and one in particular lit a fire beneath his director at the time.

Swayze was making the film Red Dawn, for director John Milius. Milius, a man fond of explosives himself, went to answer a call of nature whilst shooting the film. Unbenownst to him, however, Patrick Swayze had got there first.

As the actor recounted in his memoir, The Time Of My Life, "I »

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