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Let It Turn to Something Else

Don’t cry, but Patrick Swayze has died.  It’s a bit of a stereotype that every gun nut worships at the altar of Red Dawn, but it is one of those movies anyone who was a pre-teen in the mid-80s remembers, and probably memorized a few lines from.  Really, Dirty Dancing was probably a movie he should be best known for, and Dirty Dancing is more timeless than Red Dawn, which is dated if you watch it today.  That must be why Hollywood thinks it needs to be remade.  Either way, I will leave you this to remember:

9 Responses to “Let It Turn to Something Else”

  1. mikeb302000 says:

    I liked him in Road House. That’s the clop I posted about today. He was a good one.

  2. Jay G. says:

    Pre-teen in the mid-1980s…

    Hoo, boy…

    Swayze was good in “Next of Kin”, too.

  3. FatWhiteMan says:

    Come on, Dirty Dancing? I watched 1/2 of that once then put in a Red Dawn Tape.

  4. countertop says:

    Mike B’s got it. Road House is the one. That’s one bad ass movie!

  5. Dave says:

    I liked him. He made a number of good movies that I enjoyed. He was a good actor, and more importantly he always came across as a genuinely decent guy too, for what my perception of him is worth.
    As he got older he bore an uncanny resemblance to my favorite and also departed Uncle, so I suppose that colors my perception of him some too. R.I.P. Patrick, God bless bro. I’ll say a prayer for your family today. I know they could use His aid today.

  6. NJSoldier says:

    Don’t cry, turn into something else! Turn.it.into.something.else.

  7. Rustmeister says:

    My lady would tell you “Ghost” was his best movie.

  8. Little Steve says:

    Does no one else vote for “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar” as his best performance?

    I was older than a pre-teen but living in Colorado when Red Dawn came out. I did like it, but it’s never been one of my favorites. I’d put Ghost and Dirty Dancing as his best movie — neither of those are in my top 10 either but they were good.

  9. Thirdpower says:

    To Wong Foo. I’ld forgotten about that one. That was a hilarious flick.

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