Road House

Road House is a classic movie, surely you’ve seen it by now.  If you haven’t, here’s the rundown:

Road House Car Ride
Cool friends having cool times.

Patrick Swayze is Dalton, a professional bouncer with a degree in philosophy.  He’s not called a bouncer, though, he’s called a “cooler.”  Like other famous bouncers, everyone is clamoring for Dalton.  Anyone with a bar, night club, and dance hall wants this guy working their scene.  He’s King Bouncer, he’s amazing, and he’s not going to show you his dick.

When he gets hired to work at the Double Deuce, a bar in Missouri (of all places), things get nutty because he ends up in a conflict with the local rich guy, who will beat up and kill your friends when he doesn’t get his way.  He’ll blow up your business, burn down your house, crush your cars with a monster truck, and do any kind of over-the-top illegal dumbass thing he can think to do, because he’s the small town rich guy, and no one can stop him.  No one except Dalton, presumably.

Road House Bad Guys
The bad guy and his cool henchman.

Dalton’s not alone, though.  He’s got backup in the form of Sam Elliot, playing super-legendary veteran cooler Wade Garrett.  Mostly, though, Dalton’s got to solve his own problems, and he does this by killing people and falling in love with “Doc,” the best pizza delivery girl in town.  Just kidding, she’s a doctor.  So, when you’re rich or when you’re awesome, the police can’t touch you, and your best gal will get over watching you kill a man.  That’s what Road House taught me.

Road House eagle claw or something
You can see the exhaustion and danger in his face.

I think the overall consensus is that this is a great B-Movie.  If you haven’t seen it, you can decide for yourself, but I think Road House is worth having in your collection.  It’s a movie you can go back to several times.  There’s a Rifftrax commentary, to boot, but I haven’t heard it yet.

Get it on Amazon.

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