A Poster for Road House
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Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘ROAD HOUSE’

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A Poster for Road House

Road House is everything an action movie should be. Its premise is over the top, its plot is utterly nonsensical, and none of the people involved seem to be aware of it.

Starring Patrick Swayze, who was fresh off of Dirty DancingRoad House presents the all too relatable plot of: What if you’re a doorman in a small town run by a vengeful crook? Well, if you’re Dalton (Swayze), you beat the snot out of a lot of people while wearing pleated pants and billowy linen shirts.

Dalton (Patrick Swayze) Faces Off with Jimmy (Marshall R. Teague) in Road House

That’s Road House in a nut shell. Brad Wesley—played by a scenery chewing Ben Gazzara—makes it his personal mission to destroy Dalton’s life, as well as the Double Deuce’s business prospects. Why? Who the hell knows. And it’s better to just not ask.

We’re here to watch Dalton and his mentor Wade Garrett (Sam Elliot) dish out beatings to Wesley’s cronies. And Road House relishes delivering them!

So sit back, chug a Busch Beer, and dance on a table! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Capt. Cash, and Chumpzilla are being nice up until it’s time to rip out some throats!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – The dancing is over. Now, it gets dirty! (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – We hear from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA and then debate which of us would fare the best in the mayhem of the Double Deuce. (34:13)
  • The “Pain Don’t Hurt” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast breaks a table with Terry Funk, and then I challenge the field to trivia about the movie. (48:57)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We continue “Hops and Hometown Flops” on the rivers of Pittsburgh with Striking Distance! (57:55)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—the potential remake of Road House and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly

Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops

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