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Road House (1989)

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dalton
... Doc
... Wade Garrett
... Brad Wesley
... Jimmy (as Marshall Teague)
... Denise
... Red Webster
... Emmet (as 'Sunshine' Parker)
... Cody
... Tilghman
... Pat McGurn
... Carrie
Travis McKenna ... Jack
... Younger
Kurt James Stefka ... Hank
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Storyline

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 Nick Riganas

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Dalton's the best bouncer in the business. His nights are filled with fast action, hot music and beautiful women. It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El duro  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,050,028
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Trivia

Red's Auto Supply Store explosion woke the neighbors. They thought that MGM studios was burning down. It cost twenty-five thousand dollars to shoot that scene. See more »

Goofs

Travis McKenna is miscredited as Jack, though he's only ever referred to as Bear. 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 »


Soundtracks

Don't Throw Stones
Written by Tito Larriva
Produced by Waddy Wachtel
Performed by Cruzados
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Example of great B-movie action
31 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

A good example of how a great B-movie should be made.It entertains and gives the fans of it's genre straight up satisfaction without expecting the audience to take the whole story too seriously.Much like reading a good comic book.Here we have a good action comedy/drama with good action choreography and a simple plot of good versus evil and why each side does what it does.The acting is adequate and the cast chosen here was also good.The production values were all average but still,the overall flow of the movie just delivers for all those fans who understand B-action movies.This is the Swayze and Elliot I love.......


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