Tough Guy Cinema

Road House

Director Rowdy Herrington
Year 1989
Starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott
Rating R
Run Time 114min
More Info IMDb

"Pain don't hurt"

James Dalton (Patrick Swazye) lives the life of a loner, fights like a professional and and loves like there's no tomorrow. He has a zen calm about him but you double cross him and you're likely to have your throat ripped out. He's the best bouncer in the business and he's about to take on the dirtiest job ever when he moves from New York for a job at the Double Deuce in Jasper, Missouri. Pulse pounding honky-tonk, fisticuffs and beautiful mustaches soon follow in the greatest action film to take place almost exclusively in a bar.

It's the Swayze days of summer and it's high time we celebrate the union of the best hair in the business with the greatest mustache the world has ever seen (Sam Elliot). A whole slew of big boy southern riff raff try and derail our expertly coiffed heroes but you can take the biggest guy in the world, shatter his knee and he'll drop like a stone. So it's Dalton's way or the highway, he's always gonna be nice...just don't make him ask twice. (Greg MacLennan)

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