Road House movie
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  • Personally, I like an earlier version of the script better than the movie that was actually filmed
  • I enjoy Road House, though I wish the violence wasn't as present as it is

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      Some movies achieve cult status, and that is exactly what has happened to Road House, the movie in which Patrick Swayze stars as the philosophical bar bouncer, Dalton. To be precise, Dalton is the cooler, the man in charge of the staff that keeps his bars safe for patrons.

      In the process of doing his job, Dalton has given the world many words to live by:

      Pain don’t hurt.

      It’s my way or the


      highway.

      Be nice, until it’s time to not be nice.

      The movie is full of spoken gems like these, which adds to the entertainment value. Mostly, though, Road House is an action film. Swayze, along with Sam Elliot, face off against the villainous Ben Gazzara, who is also a bit nutty. There’s a scene with Gazzara driving along and swaying the car to the music that is just frightening, especially since he almost hits the car Swayze is driving, head on.

      Swayze sings two songs for this movie, both heard briefly in the film. One is called Cliff’s Edge, which is almost a biographical tale, and is about the darker part of Dalton’s world.

      Kelly Lynch is the love interest, and the big love scene with her, Swayze, and the wall has gotten lots of spin over the years.

      Personally, I like an earlier version of ...


      • Road House movie
      the script better than the movie that was actually filmed. This Road House is good, but I liked the characterizations of the original script much better. There were more characters in it with more depth to them, including a love interest who was much better than the blonde that Lynch portrayed.

      Regardless, Road House is full of action for those who love the fights. The big fight is between Swayze and

      Marshall Teague and it’s an intense one.

      I enjoy Road House, though I wish the violence wasn’t as present as it is. Then again, that’s why it’s an action film. There are other notable performances, especially by Kathleen Wilhoite, Jeff Healey, and Sunshine Parker. In addition, Kevin Tighe does well as the bar owner who convinces Dalton to help clean up the place.

      Overall, Road House is a nice watch, especially for the Swayze fan.




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