Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009)  was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. His film and TV career spanned 30 years. Diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008, Swayze told Barbara Walters a year later that he was "kicking it".  However, he died from the disease on September 14, 2009.  His last role was the lead in an ill-fated A&E TV series, The Beast, which premiered on January 15, 2009. Due to a prolonged decline in health, Swayze was unable to promote the series. On June 15, 2009, Entertainment Tonight announced the show's cancellation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patrick Swayze, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

RomanticCharmingClassicCute

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Cynthia Rhodes  •  Jerry Orbach

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Cynthia Rhodes  •  Jerry Orbach

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to dance with Javier, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ferland
CAST:  Diego Luna  •  Romola Garai  •  Sela Ward  •  John Slattery

In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to dance with Javier, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ferland
CAST:  Diego Luna  •  Romola Garai  •  Sela Ward  •  John Slattery

Donnie Darko (2001)

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After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kelly
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

Ghost (1990)

EmotionalRomanticClassicFunny

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Demi Moore  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Demi Moore  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

Keeping Mum (2005)

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niall Johnson
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Maggie Smith  •  Patrick Swayze

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niall Johnson
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Maggie Smith  •  Patrick Swayze

Point Break (1991)

Fast pacedAction-packedEnjoyableFun

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah to the beach ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Gary Busey  •  Lori Petty

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah to the beach ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Gary Busey  •  Lori Petty

Red Dawn (1984)

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Lea Thompson  •  Darren Dalton

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Lea Thompson  •  Darren Dalton

Road House (1989)

The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowdy Herrington
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Sam Elliott  •  Ben Gazzara

The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowdy Herrington
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Sam Elliott  •  Ben Gazzara

Steel Dawn (1987)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Hool
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Lisa Niemi  •  Anthony Zerbe  •  Christopher Neame

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Hool
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Lisa Niemi  •  Anthony Zerbe  •  Christopher Neame

The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)

Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is important that they perform well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kammerud
CAST:  Jeff Bennett  •  Jonah Bobo  •  Jim Cummings  •  Grey DeLisle

Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is important that they perform well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kammerud
CAST:  Jeff Bennett  •  Jonah Bobo  •  Jim Cummings  •  Grey DeLisle

The Outsiders (1983)

When two poor Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are assaulted by a vicious gang, the Socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Ralph Macchio  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze

When two poor Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are assaulted by a vicious gang, the Socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Ralph Macchio  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Wesley Snipes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Stockard Channing

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Wesley Snipes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Stockard Channing

Uncommon Valor (1983)

A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Fred Ward  •  Robert Stack  •  Patrick Swayze

A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Fred Ward  •  Robert Stack  •  Patrick Swayze

Tall Tale (1995)

A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father Jonas gravely wounded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Oliver Platt  •  Roger Aaron Brown  •  Nick Stahl

A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father Jonas gravely wounded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Oliver Platt  •  Roger Aaron Brown  •  Nick Stahl

Youngblood (1986)

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Cynthia Gibb  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Ed Lauter

A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Cynthia Gibb  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Ed Lauter

11:14 (2003)

Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Marcks
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Blake Heron  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Hilary Swank

Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Marcks
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Blake Heron  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Hilary Swank

Black Dog (1998)

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Meat Loaf  •  Randy Travis  •  Gabriel Casseus

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Meat Loaf  •  Randy Travis  •  Gabriel Casseus

One Last Dance (2003)

In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to save the company, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Niemi
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Lisa Niemi  •  George de la Peña  •  Matthew Walker

In the wake of tragedy, a renowed New York dance company is on the brink of collapse. After leaving the dance world for good, Travis, Chrissa, and Max are pulled in to resurrect the dance that shattered their careers. They have one last chance to save the company, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Niemi
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Lisa Niemi  •  George de la Peña  •  Matthew Walker
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