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Road House

Road House

Rowdy Herrington (1989)

18 Certificate


Our Score
This gloriously brainless modern-day western is a treat from start to finish, and possibly the one and only time that a bouncer will ever get the full Hollywood hero treatment. Patrick Swayze, with a commendably straight face, plays the softly spoken doorman who brings order and just a little karma to the unruly Double Deuce bar, which is under threat from unsavoury characters and local hoodlums. Kelly Lynch plays the token love interest, but the best roles go to Sam Elliott as Swayze's old buddy and mentor, and Ben Gazzara as the villain of the piece. It's directed by the aptly named Rowdy Herrington.


A philosophy-reading kung fu expert gains a reputation as the best bouncer around, and is hired by the owner of a rowdy Missouri bar to keep the peace. When he fires some of the establishment's corrupt staff, he incurs the wrath of a local crime boss who has a stranglehold on the town's businesses. Action thriller, starring Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott and blues singer Jeff Healey.

Cast & Crew

Dalton Patrick Swayze
Brad Wesley Ben Gazzara
Dr Elizabeth Clay Kelly Lynch
Wade Garrett Sam Elliott
Jimmy Marshall R Teague
Denise Julie Michaels
Red Webster Red West
Emmet Sunshine Parker
Cody Jeff Healey
Frank Tilghman Kevin Tighe
Director Rowdy Herrington
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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