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Road House

Patrick Swayze , Kelly Lynch , Rowdy Herrington    R (Restricted)   VHS Tape
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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One of those movies that helped usher out the era of action films that had plots that made any sense (and also helped reverse the direction of Patrick Swayze's career arc), Road House concerns a handsome, existential bouncer in a rinky-dink honky-tonk who owns both a degree in philosophy and a Mercedes. And that's perhaps the most believable aspect of the whole movie. Swayze stars as Dalton, "the best bouncer in the business," who runs afoul of Wesley (Ben Gazzara), the meanest SOB round these parts, by taking up with his former girlfriend, Doc (Kelly Lynch)--the only woman in town with an IQ approaching double digits, even if she had unfathomably hooked up with such a lowlife. Swayze had complained about being typecast as beefcake when this was made, but that didn't stop him from revealing as much skin as possible--even guys like him, as revealed in a luridly seedy scene in which one of Wesley's goons tells Dalton that he reminds him of the kind of boyfriend he had in prison (albeit in much saltier terms). It's so insulting to its audience that it's nice to be able to turn the tables and laugh at the filmmakers. --David Kronke

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3 2014
By Erika
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Always one of my favorites
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic May 26 2014
By lipt
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Rock 'n roll with Healey and crash 'em 'n smash 'em with Elliot. What else more can you enjoy it for.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome. May 4 2014
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Always been a great movie always will be. Love the 80's. I hate having to describe things i'm very straight and to the point.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great! Dec 25 2013
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arrived in good time and worked well, no problems. a great movie and worth the money for sure, glad i bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good April 4 2013
By michael
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I got it within 2 weeks. Like the product. I recomand this to everybody. I will order again for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!!! Feb. 18 2013
By Denny L
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Pain don't hurt!!! Neither does this movie. I've seen this many times on my old VHS and now decided to add it to my blu-ray collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roadhouse Jan. 21 2013
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Wanted it for my collection of Patrick Swayze movies that I enjoy that I tried to record from MPIX on Bell TV
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4.0 out of 5 stars roadhouse June 24 2009
Format:DVD
This movie although panned by the critics, has become a cult favourite. This is a revenge action movie. This movie is worth multiple watchings. What can go wrong with Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazarr and Sam Elliot in the cast, especially with Jeff Healey playing the music.? There is no hidden meaning in the movie and you don't need a critic to tell you what's wrong with the movie. Also at the end you know the movie is over and what happened.
patrick Swayze plays a tough cooler in an upscale bar. The owner of a tumble down bar, hires Swayze to help enhance his clientele and image.
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