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Road House

  • Drama
  • 1989
  • Rowdy Herrington
  • 109 mins
  • 18

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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DaltonPatrick Swayze
Dr Elizabeth "Doc" ClayKelly Lynch
Wade GarrettSam Elliott
Brad WesleyBen Gazzara
JimmyMarshall Teague
DeniseJulie Michaels
Red WebsterRed West
EmmetSunshine Parker
CodyJeff Healey
TilghmanKevin Tighe
Ernie BassKeith David
Pat McGurnJohn Doe
YoungerRoger Hewlett
Carrie AnnKathleen Wilhoite

Crew

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DirectorRowdy Herrington

Details

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