This is one cult classic of the late 80s, great action and great Rock.
As a child of the 80s this movie is a classic. Yes, it reuses the soundtrack from Die Hard. Yes, it's heavy on the cheese. But damn is it not an hour 54 of enjoyment.
As a martial artist and boxer myself many years ago, Patrick Swayze isn't getting graded high on his belts or winning any tournaments but the fights here serve their purpose well. With the great Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez involved, it makes sense that they work.
Kelly Lynch is always desirable with every watch - and I reckon I've seen this at least a dozen times. Sam is brilliant as Wade too - years before he would bless the Big Lebowski with his timbre.
The 80s gave us great action movies, where logic went out the window and enjoyment reigned supreme. Come to this film with that aim and you'll love it.
This movie came out when I was two, so it is safe to say I didn't see it when it first came out. I finally got around to watching it now when I am 32. Maybe I missed the hype train, but this is probably one of the worse movies I have ever seen. This movie is a little too self-serious and so is Patrick Swayze's acting. I feel like the writers and directors had seen too many Steven Seagal movies, and wanted to capitalize on the 80s action movie genre by sticking Patrick Swayze in the lead role. There also feels like moments of Caddyshack-esque comedy in this movie, that could of been intentional or unintentional. Sam Elliot is the only saving grace of this film.
I rated this too high. You know it... I know it... but I couldn't help myself anymore than I can help but watch it if I come across it flipping through the channels.
Best Movie ever, I know all the lines before they say them!! LOL