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Road House

Director: Rowdy Herrington Run Time: 114 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1989

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Kelly Lynch, Patrick Swayze, Sam Elliott

A dirty little bar called Road House gets cleaned up by Mr. Patrick Swayze.

Nitehawk is still Crazy for Swayze! Dalton (Patrick Swayze) is the go-to man to clean up dirty bars when they get a little too, well, crazy. Let’s just say that he’s the bouncer’s bouncer. But when he rolls into the Road House for his latest gig, he encounters way more trouble than usual. Besides the lazy and incompetent staff, he notices violence runs throughout the town because of town bully, the rich Brad Wesley (stellar character by Ben Gazzara). As he engages in a battle of principle he also falls in love with nurse (Kelly Lynch). The fight, the love, and the Thai Chi scenes in Road House are pretty much the best things ever.

Part of Nitehawk’s February LOVERS AND FIGHTERS brunch series.