A fond remembrance: "Road House" is a delight to watch because it's one of the best truly awful films made in the past few decades -- and quasi-homoerotic to boot. The shirtless fight scenes are just ridiculous. But any guy who could unabashedly star in that insane movie couldn't be all bad. Alas, farewell Patrick. We hardly knew ye.
Patrick Swayze Dies
By Anita Gates, The New York Times, September 14, 2009
Patrick Swayze, the balletically athletic actor who rose to stardom in the films “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” and whose 20-month battle with advanced pancreatic cancer drew wide attention, died Monday. He was 57. . . .