Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Some great Patrick Swayze moments

Patrick Swayze was just about the most 80s of all the 80s stars. Many of the cheesiest moments of the entire decade came courtesy of that man. Some of the great moments also. A retrospective:

First, the gloriously silly Point Break, one of life's finest guilty pleasures:



How about Road House? Another guilty pleasure in life...because bar fights alone do not a movie make, how about...karate bar fights? With bonus points for Jeff Healey playing "Hoochie Coochie Man" in the background:



I can't find that video of Swayze doing the karate-pattern flex-dance on the beach in Road House. That's a little disappointing. And I'm not allowed to put up that Chippendales skit Swayze did with Chris Farley on SNL. At least I was able to find the trailer for one of Swayze's later, cheesier efforts, Black Dog.



Perhaps Swayze's best moment on film was in Donnie Darko. A classic infomercial from that film:



And, let's not forget the Trailer Park Boys, who made Patrick Swayze entirely relevant long after his movie star days were over and his TV star days were yet to begin:



Sorry ladies, no Ghost or Dirty Dancing. I have managed to go my entire life without ever watching Dirty Dancing, beginning to end, despite the best efforts of Every Girl I Have Ever Dated. And I reviewed Ghost for Cynical Cinema when it came out on Blu-Ray. I get it, everyone knows those movies best. But then, why would I put clips of them up if everyone already knows them, right? OK, one last one that is as awesome as it is ludicrous:



Wel'll miss you, Patrick Swayze.

1 comment:

  1. How could you forget his amazing drag queen performance in To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1996)?! Best thing he ever did! Other than Dirty Dancing, of course!

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