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The Outsiders (1983)
4.22%
Uncommon Valor (1983)
1.81%
Red Dawn (1984)
15.66%
Youngblood (1986)
0.60%
Dirty Dancing (1987)
4.22%
Steel Dawn (1987)
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0%
Road House (1989)
26.51%
Next of Kin (1989)
0
0%
Ghost (1990)
11.45%
Point Break (1991)
26.51%
City of Joy (1992)
0.60%
Tall Tale (1995)
0
0%
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
2.41%
Three Wishes (1995)
0
0%
Black Dog (1998)
1.81%
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
0
0%
11:14 (2003)
1.20%
Powder Blue (2009)
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Favorite Patrick Swayze Movie?

Old 09-15-09, 09:18 PM
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Ghost
i have to get this @ Target now.
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i have to get this @ Target now.
It's a great film. A tearjerker in parts. A hilarious comedy in others. A suspense film as well. The movie has it all.

Also, if someone says they didn't tear up or cry - they are lying.
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I'm still the only person to vote for Youngblood.

"Thank God there is a sport for middle-sized white boys"
Youngblood was huge when I was in middle school. It is one of those guilty pleasure movies, and I have seen it a zillion times on cable. Racki had the best line, "You wanna go pretty boy!"

And Cynthia Gibb is worth the rental for anyone who hasn't seen it
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For me, it'll be Ghost then Point Break.

RIP, Patrick.....
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Point Break ahead by a nose! Whoa, to quote Keanu. You can certainly tell the demographics of this forum, I've seen a couple other polls on sites like CNN where "Dirty Dancing" was ahead by a mile.
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Donnie Darko
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To paraphrase Mike Nelson, nothing else remotely achieves the pure Road House-iness of Road House.
yeah. i also voted for Road House, and i own it on DVD. but i admit i watch it with much irony. the so-bad-it's-good cheese ball factor

like when Dalton (Swayze) does a little hair flip after smashing a guy's head through a table. or when that chick does a striptease in front of him, in the middle of the bar, for no apparent reason. or when Dalton humps the doctor chick (who just happens to be stupendously hot) against a wall with all their clothes on.

i could go on and on like that. what a movie

RIP to the best cooler in the business
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I have to admit I absolutely love Point Break but in some shocking lapse of taste I have never seen Road House. Renting it tonight. RIP, Mr. Swayze
you have never seen Road House?? you call yourself a man? or a woman? or any other kind of red-blooded American?

now you will know the joy of such lines as:

"I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice"

"Pain don't hurt"

"You're too stupid to have a good time"

and of course

"I used to fuck guys like you in prison"
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My favorite bit from Road House:

Dalton: If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.

Steve: Being called a cocksucker isn't personal?
Dalton: No. It's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.
Steve: What if somebody calls my mama a whore?
Dalton: Is she?
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Road House.
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Loved him as the surfer dude thief. Point Break for me!
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Re: Favorite Patrick Swayze Movie?

Originally Posted by conscience View Post
It's a great film. A tearjerker in parts. A hilarious comedy in others. A suspense film as well. The movie has it all.

Also, if someone says they didn't tear up or cry - they are lying.
i've seen it a couple o times. when it first came out as well. just never thought to add it because didn't know how well it would hold up, but for $7.50 i took the risk.
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Originally Posted by conscience View Post
It's a great film. A tearjerker in parts. A hilarious comedy in others. A suspense film as well. The movie has it all.

Also, if someone says they didn't tear up or cry - they are lying.
When I saw this at the theaters when it came out, I saw a lot of grown men wiping their eyes as we all came out that exit door.
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Re: Favorite Patrick Swayze Movie?

been on a Swayze kick since death. just got Road House and Ghost and might do a mini-marathon with those 2, Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing, Next of Kin, and maybe Donnie Darko (DC) next weekend.
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Re: Favorite Patrick Swayze Movie?

Ghost followed closely by Point Break.
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POINT BREAK is his best movie ever, but I'm surprised no one mentioned his work in the tv show NORTH & SOUTH - great in that too.
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Three Wishes wasn't too bad either.
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Anyone consider Donnie Darko?
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Point Break (1991)
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you have never seen Road House?? you call yourself a man? or a woman? or any other kind of red-blooded American?

now you will know the joy of such lines as:

"I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice"

"Pain don't hurt"

"You're too stupid to have a good time"

and of course

"I used to fuck guys like you in prison"
I love (or hate) the part when Dalton hisses to Wesley "You are such an asshole". Whenever I hear that line, I think "Is that lame expletive really the most scathing rebuke you can come up with after all Wesley has done?" No question, some of the dialogue, especially Dalton's, is laughable, because he's such a straight arrow.
like when Dalton (Swayze) does a little hair flip after smashing a guy's head through a table.
If I remember correctly, that head nod was not to flip his hair back into place, but to summon the other bouncers to eject the guy whose head he had just smashed through the table.
or when Dalton humps the doctor chick (who just happens to be stupendously hot) against a wall with all their clothes on.
Incorrect. She clearly had her panties off and he clearly has his drawers down when they start humpin'. I thought it was actually quite graphic for a largely clothes-on impromptu sex scene. But there's no question Kelly Lynch is a joke as the town doctor.

Road House, guilty pleasure or not, is one of the great "vengeance & ass-kicking" Man's movies. It's like the testosterone equivalent of Steel Magnolias. I could watch it over and over, and I watch it almost every time it's on TV, which is often.
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you have encouraged me to conduct yet another examination of this modern American classic

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If I remember correctly, that head nod was not to flip his hair back into place, but to summon the other bouncers to eject the guy whose head he had just smashed through the table.
ah ha! yes it is that fine attention to detail that makes Dalton the best cooler in the business. truly he is the master of the badass head nod signal to other bouncers.

however it becomes redundant because he then utters in his best Dalton voice "Escort this gentleman to the door" while holding up the incapacitated patron. cue excited whispers of "That's Dalton!" and "Did you see that shit?"

more badass in a five-second sequence than most people have in their entire day!

Incorrect. She clearly had her panties off and he clearly has his drawers down when they start humpin'. I thought it was actually quite graphic for a largely clothes-on impromptu sex scene. But there's no question Kelly Lynch is a joke as the town doctor.
well i did not mean they kept ALL their clothes on literally. of course Dalton would not engage in mere dry humping. a man of action such as him must have penetration!

i just find it amusing their humping commences with the absolute minimum of clothing removal necessary for sex to occur. it is like 10 seconds of meaningful staring and then groin connection. foreplay? what's that? just pin her against the wall and go

Road House, guilty pleasure or not, is one of the great "vengeance & ass-kicking" Man's movies. It's like the testosterone equivalent of Steel Magnolias. I could watch it over and over, and I watch it almost every time it's on TV, which is often.
while i agree with you about the re-watchability, i must disagree with you that it is a great vengeance movie. the actual vengeance is far too unsatisfying. lest we forget, Dalton himself refuses to kill Brad Wesley. we never find out who actually put the knife in Garrett, and whether vengeance was visited upon them. the fat thug does not even die!

if i want vengeance & ass-kicking, there is far more to be found in the likes of classic martial arts films. the entire Shogun Assassin series operates under a simple rule: those who cross Ogami Itto must die. no posturing! no moral hesitation! by the end of the movie, all his enemies will be killed by his blade. now that's vengeance

no, i watch Road House for the macho cheese, which is abundant. it's a MAN's cheese

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Is it just me, or does anyone else thing that Patrick Swayze kind of overdid the "macho" act just a tad too much in his movies?
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It was a toss up between Red Dawn and Uncommon Valor...
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Point Break gets my vote. It's a very quotable movie, sure it's bad, but it's so bad it's actually good.

I would have blindly voted for Red Dawn, had I not watched it a few days ago. I hadn't seen it in years... my God! I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Milius actually filmed and edited this movie in less than a week. I saw Red Dawn in it's original theatrical release when I was 13 years old. I remember that the imagery and premise were very iconic. It wasn't until this recent viewing that I realized how slapped together this movie feels. I doubt I'd ever watch this movie ever again, unless we end up doing the inevitable "Favorite Charlie Sheen Movie" pole one day in the future.
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