SUMMER OF SWAYZE: Road House (1989)
Pain don’t hurt.
CW: Discussions of violence, violent masculinity, sex scenes, and a mention of a homophobic line used in the film.
We're closing out our Summer of Swayze with quite possibly the single greatest bad movie ever made. Nine total bar fights, two smoking hot male leads, a monster truck crashing through a building, introspective male bonding and speeches…this movie really does have it all. There's a reason this is now a cult classic - because despite its reputation, and despite the incredible sharpness of this movie's cheese factor, there's a pretty great movie at its core. We finish off our series with the 1989 cable masterpiece, Road House!
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Clips from Road House are copyright 1989 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc..
Excerpt taken from "Cliff's Edge" written by Patrick Swayze, Stacy Wiedelitz, and Bob Marquette, and performed by Patrick Swayze. Copyright 1989 United Artists Pictures, Inc.; Arista Records, Inc.
Excerpt taken from "Angel Eyes" written by Fred Koller and John Hiatt, and performed by The Jeff Healey Band. Copyright 1988, 1989 Arista Records, Inc.
Excerpt taken from "Johny Hit and Run Paulene" written by John Doe and Exene, and performed by X. Copyright 1980 Slash Records. All rights reserved.
Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.