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The Outsiders (1983)
Uncommon Valor (1983)
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Youngblood (1986)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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Road House (1989)
Next of Kin (1989)
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Favorite Patrick Swayze Movie?

Old 09-20-09, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mickey65 View Post
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?
Definitely. In reality he was a petite feminine pretty boy dancer.

at people thinking he was a some sort of bad ass. The macho characters he played were just ridiculously silly.
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you have encouraged me to conduct yet another examination of this modern American classic
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!
I think he just wanted to clarify to his neophyte crew not to continue beating on the hapless dude. "Be nice. He has had enough."
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
Gettin' down to lustful business with a minimum of fuss and muss. Who needs to go through the tedious undressing routine?
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!
I agree with you that the Wesley part is anticlimactic and unsatisfying. The final 15 minutes or so, following the throat-ripping death of Wesley's son (conveniently viewable from Wesley's balcony across the river) are the worst, least-entertaining part of the movie. First off, the scene with the Mercedes coupe with the knife in the pedal flying through the air and landing right by Wesley's group of flunkies before exploding is eye-rollingly improbable. Then, there's the introduction of an almost light tone as Dalton, who has in the meantime somehow sprinted a great distance from the origin of the car and is now prowling around the exterior of the house, plays hide-and-seek with said flunkies - who dutifully split up - , picking them off around the house one at a time, culminating in the frightened, no-longer-threatening fatso having the stuffed bear fall onto him. Then we're supposed to believe a man in his 50s with no discernible fighting skills can bring The Great Dalton to the brink of a beatdown (the orchestral music that keeps rising during this scene is terrible).
I actually like that Dalton ultimately renounces violence and refuses to kill Wesley, deferring instead to the townsfolk who have suffered at his hands. He wants out of the tough-guy business so he can have a future with the doc, who was disgusted with the previous night's display of savagery (the undisciplined throat-ripping) from her suitor.
I think the finale, as well as the movie's premise (minus the bouncer-in-a-bar part), were inspired by the real-life case of town bully Ken McElroy, who terrorized a Missouri town for years before being shot in his pickup in 1981 by still-unknown persons (dozens of bystanders claimed to have seen nothing).
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
Sure, you don't even have to go that obscure. Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury, Chinese Connection, and Return of the Dragon are all better in terms of pure revenge against unrepentant villains/bullies.
no, i watch Road House for the macho cheese, which is abundant. it's a MAN's cheese
I hate to think of it as cheese, because I generally avoid cheesy (i.e bad) movies. It's deliciously brainless macho posturing and violence with some cheesy dialogue.
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Road House by a hair...
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I think most of his movies suck, but after hearing the news of his death, all I could think about was watching Road House. I love that fucking movie... awesome action scenes, great one-liners, plenty of tits, a monster truck, guns, knives, explosions... it's the perfect guilty pleasure movie and THE best fight movie ever, IMO.

No man alive has ever kicked so much ass while rocking a mullet.

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