Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CHristory Channel Celebrates Road House

Today at work the daily discussion quickly turned to one of the best movies of the 80's, Road House.  This movie easily trumps the Steven Seagal movies mentioned previously for one simple reason:

In this movie, a table gets broken by a mans face.  

Road House presents the classic struggle of a seedy bar bouncer, Dalton, against the town tycoon.  In the process, Dalton gets the hot doctor girl and kicks some ass before taking down the big wig.  And as I said before, some dude in what looks like a Hawaiian shirt gets his face jacked up by a table.  Oh, and he also rips a guys throat out but that is not the most unbelievable part of the movie. 

The most ridiculous part of this movie is that there are 2 (count em... 2!) kind-of hillbilly mullet rocking dudes in this town that know full blown karate;  Dalton and the Dude That Got His Throat Ripped Out.  Who would have thought that of all the hick towns in the world that this place would have both of these guys?  DTGHTRO looks like he could sing some Billy Ray Cyrus tunes as well, which I think ultimately leads to his demise because you can't be a bad ass one day and look like you have an achy breaky heart the next. 

If you haven't seen this movie, I suggest you rent it.  Hell, they even have it out on Blu-Ray because its awesomeness could not be contained on just VHS and DVD.  It's got it all; booze, boobs, bouncers, karate, blind guys playing guitar, corny jokes and cliches.  What's not to love?

RIP Patrick Swazye - here's to breaking tables with faces in heaven. 

Image linked from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_House_%281989_film%29)

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