Saturday, 17 February 2018

FILM 1752: ROAD HOUSE



FILM 1752: ROAD HOUSE

TRIVIA: According to Kelly Lynch, whenever Bill Murray sees her sex scene with Patrick Swayze on television, he calls her husband, Mitch Glazer, to tease him about it.

Patrick Swayze was trained by kickboxing champion and action star Benny Urquidez, who also had a small cameo in the film.

The band playing at the start of the movie is Cruzados. After the band disbanded, lead singer Tito Larriva formed the band Tito & Tarantula, which is the band that played at the Titty Twister in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).

At one point, Patrick Swayze was approached to star in Predator 2 (1990), but was unable to because he was injured during the filming of this movie.

An off-Broadway production of this film was produced in 2003. It had the peculiarly excessively long title of "Road House: The Stage Version Of The Cinema Classic That Starred Patrick Swayze, Except This One Stars Taimak From The 80's Cult Classic The Last Dragon (1985) Wearing A Blonde Mullet Wig".

Patrick Swayze once commented that during production, he was not sure he would live through the making of this movie.

This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.

Due to a knee injury he sustained during filming, Patrick Swayze turned down the roles of Gabriel Cash in Tango & Cash (1989) and Mike Harrigan in Predator 2 (1990). He chose to make Ghost (1990) as his follow-up instead, as it was a less physically strenuous role. The knee injury ended up being a blessing in disguise, as Ghost (1990) ended up being a big hit, and received critical acclaim.

The film's original tagline referenced Patrick Swayze's success in Dirty Dancing (1987), "The dancing's over. Now it gets dirty."

Dalton (Patrick Swayze) was a "cooler", which is a more specialized form of bouncer.

The main singer of the band, Jeff Healey, was actually blind and had been playing the guitar since he was three. He had been blind since he was eighteen months old.

On Family Guy (1998) season eight, episode four, "Brian's Got a Brand New Bag", Peter Griffin bought the "Road House" DVD at a going-out-of-business sale at Quahog Video. After watching the film, Peter begins to believe that all of life's problems can be solved by kicking. After kicking his target, he would say the film's name as a catchphrase of sorts. The episode was dedicated to Patrick Swayze, who had died of pancreatic cancer several weeks before the episode aired.



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