Serene and laconic, yet powerful and lethal, Dalton is an expert in martial arts and the best professional bouncer in the business. With such a reputation, Dalton is summoned in a small town in Missouri to clean up the sleazy bar called The Double Deuce from the troublemakers who terrorize the customers, without knowing, however, that the villainous local entrepreneur, Brad Wesley, wants things to remain unchanged. As Dalton cleans up the nightclub, and with it, the town from Wesley's hired goons, a deep wound from a knife will inspire a passionate affair with local Dr. Elizabeth "Doc" Clay. Now, the corrupt Wesley has enough reasons to take Dalton out of the way, nevertheless, the bouncer has the final say.Written by
The make, model and color of Dalton's (Patrick Swayze's) Mercedes-Benz, according to the IMCDb, was a silver light blue 1986 Mercedes-Benz SEC 560 (C126). See more »
Travis McKenna is miscredited as Jack, though he's only ever referred to as Bear. See more »
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 »
The UK cinema version was intact, although the video release was cut by 10 seconds by the BBFC to remove a knee kick, a double ear-clap and a groin punch. Dialogue about felling enemies by kicking them in the knee was also removed. The cuts were waived in 2001 for the DVD release. See more »
Probably not the best movie in our collection, but certainly one of the most watched. Truth to be told, it's about as campy as Showgirls.
Patrick Swayze plays the "best damn cooler in the biz". (Well, actually Wade Garrett is the best, but he's getting old.) This philosophy-major-turned-bouncer is hired to clean out the Double Deuce, the kind of place where they sweep up the eyeballs after closing.
While whipping his rag-tag group of bouncers into shape, Pat crosses the path of Ben Gazarra, the evilest man in Jasper. He's bringing the JC Penney! He is also the only character who realizes what a horrible, horrible movie this is (much like Gina Gershon in Showgirls), and is possibly drunk the entire movie.
Anywho, there's bar fights, brief nudity (and not just female!), and some of the most awkward fights in the history of cinema, all featuring Pat prominently. And such writing! Only in this movie would the blind man say, "It's good to see you!"
Best part of the movie, by far, is Wade Garrett. Man, he is the sexiest cooler in the biz, even if he is getting old, and limping. He appears just when the viewer loses interest in the movie, and we spend the rest of the time waiting for him to reappear. Yay!
Oh, and as I still have yet to see Top Gun, I must name this the gayest movie ever. I'm guessing everyone was supposed to be sizing everyone else out for a fight, but it just ends up looking like they're checking out each other's rear ends. Which leads to the obvious comment: I thought you'd be...bigger.
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