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Road House (1989)

Directed by:
Rowdy Herrington

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Action

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Road House

RUNNING TIME
114 minutes

Produced by:
Joel Silver

Written by:
David Lee Henry
Hilary Henkin


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
James Dalton Patrick Swayze
Dr. Elizabeth "Doc" Clay Kelly Lynch
Wade Garrett Sam Elliott
Brad Wesley Ben Gazzara
Frank Tilghman Kevin Tighe
Red Webster Red West -
Cody Jeff Healey -
Emmett "Sunshine" Parker -
Jimmy Reno Marshall Teague -

 

Review

A steamingly hot Patrick Swayze plays the best cooler/bouncer in the business, hired to clean up a rowdy bar by the name of Double Deuce in this modern-day western with a cult following. Everything is cranked up a few notches in Road House, from the wild bar fights to the larger-than-life villains. And it's all about great movie fun in the original sense of the term. Under Rowdy Herrington's direction, the film is wide-eyed enough to take itself seriously, but not so bullheaded that it ends up taking itself too seriously; a balance which enables that carefree, unreflective fun needed for this to work in the same way as those classic westerns on which it is all moulded. With Sam Elliott as Swayze's old pal and peer, and Ben Gazzara as the town bully.

Copyright 03.01.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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