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Crazy For Swayze - top Patrick Swayze movie characters

by Danielle White. Published Tue 12 Mar 2019 15:03, last updated: 12/03/19

Nobody puts Swayze in the corner - only on screen. Ya Gals On Film and Liverpool Noise are going Crazy For Swayze with a special event at VideOdyssey next month.

With Swayze inspired art, themed cocktail menu and an 80s disco after a showing of Road House, this is going to be a party for the ages! So don't miss out and grab a ticket for the event on Saturday 6th April (with optional donation to the Whitechapel centre).

As excitement mounts, we're taking a celluloid stroll down memory lane with some of Swayze’s stand-out roles and explore why after all these years, we’re still Crazy For Swayze.

Bodhi in “Point Break” (1991)

Bodhi is the totally rad, enlightened leader of a group of surfing bank robbers, who are infiltrated by undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah. An outstanding mix of action, romance and surfing, “Point Break” has everything, and see’s Swayze stepping into the villian role for the first time.

Johnny Castle in “Dirty Dancing” (1987)

Those snake hips, the tight kecks, THE LIFT - Johnny Castle is the ultimate heartthrob and dream summer holiday fling. Possibly the most defining Swayze film, you’re always guaranteed to have the time of your life watching it.

Sam Wheat in “Ghost” (1990)

In possibly the most supernatural romance of all time, Sam has to solve his own murder and let Molly know how much she means to him. “Ghost” features a sensual pottery scene between Swayze and Demi Moore, and standout performance from Whoopi Goldberg.

Vida Boheme in “To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar” (1995)

Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo as a drag queens stranded in a small town. RuPaul is also in it. Enough said.

Jim Cunningham in “Donnie Darko” (2001)

A superb dark turn from Swayze as Jim Cunningham, a motivational speaker with a sinister secret. A drastic departure from roles we’re used to seeing him in, Swayze wore his own clothes from the 1980s and filmed Jim’s “Cunning Visions” at his ranch in California.

Dalton in “Road House” (1989)

Serene and laconic, yet powerful and lethal, Dalton is an expert in martial arts and the best professional bouncer in the business. What happens when he’s hired to clean up the Double Deuce? You’ll have to buy tickets for Crazy For Swayze at VideOdyssey and find out.

Get a full feel of the night and ticket link over on the Crayze For Swayze events page

This article was written by Danielle White, who is co-producing the Crazy For Swayze night at VideOdyssey with Liverpool Noise.

Also a huge Keanu Reeves fan, she runs the Ya Gals On Film blog: @yagalsonfilm


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