"Road House" DVD Synopsis:
From the producer of Die Hard and Lethal Weapon comes a sexy, action-packed adventure that pushes the envelope for high-octane thrills. Patrick Swayze stars as one of the screens most unforgettable heroes, charged with magnetic charm and lightning-fast martial-arts moves. Dalton (Swayze) is a legendary bouncer who comes to Jasper, Missouri for a special purpose: to restore order at the dangerous Double Deuce bar. But as, one by one, he rids the bar of thugs, hoodlums and hit men, he incurs the wrath of their employer - the notorious racketeer Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara). The town lives in fear of Wesley, but Dalton is ready for action! He confronts Wesleys goons in one spectacular fight after another, but when they strike back with deadly force, Dalton knows he must face the crime boss himself in a blistering battle to the finish. Co-starring Kelly Lynch (Cocktail) and Sam Elliott (Gettysburg) and featuring hard-driving music by Alabama, the Jeff Healey Band, Otis Redding and more, Road House is where the action is!
"Road House" Tony's Comments:
Patrick Swayze, fresh from his success in "Dirty Dancing" returned to the big-screen in the adrenaline charged action film "Road House". This fast-paced action roller coaster ride is brimming with sex, violence and romance but not necessarily in that order. In "Road House" Patrick Swayze displays his versatility. He's not just a good dancer with a pretty face. He's convincing as the ultra-cool tough guy bouncer, that knows how to pack a punch with the best of them. "Road House" was moderately successful at the U.S. box office, bringing in a cool $30 million but has nevertheless become a cult classic. It is jam-packed with non-stop action, bar room brawls, white knuckled fistfights, martial arts duals and a pulsating soundtrack of songs from the "Jeff Healey Band". Ben Gazzara is menacing as the town heavy, Sam Elliott is "tough as nails" as Swayze's sidekick and mentor while Kelly Lynch steams up the screen as Swayze's love interest. "Road House" does at times remind you of the old Hollywood westerns, where a legendary gunfighter is brought in to clean up a lawless town. So if you want to see the bad guys cop a hiding then this film is for you. "Road House" might go over-the-top at times but it is certainly tough 80's action cinema at its best.