Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze has died, and a poll 

Patrick Swayze has died at age 57 of pancreatic cancer, a terrible disease that few people survive. His work was defined by four very different movies, each of which has a passionate and even cult following, a remarkable professional achievement for a dancer. Take the TigerHawk Patrick Swayze poll in his honor.

Which iconic Patrick Swayze movie was indisputably the "best"?
"Dirty Dancing"
"Red Dawn"
"Road House"
Free polls from Pollhost.com


By Anonymous slate, at Mon Sep 14, 11:15:00 PM:

It is disheartening that someone who has always been so fit has died in the prime of his life. My favorite role that Swayze portrayed was that of Orry Main in the miniseries North and South. Patick showed range at a young age as he played a character who aged - from a young, coddled man of about 18 to a battle-hardened Civil War veteran of 30. I will miss his talent.  

By Blogger Jim in Virginia, at Tue Sep 15, 05:46:00 AM:


By Anonymous feeblemind, at Tue Sep 15, 09:01:00 AM:

The performance I remember Swayze for was a guest appearance on the TV series MASH before he was a big star. He played a soldier that had contracted a terminal illness. Leukemia.  

By Blogger Christopher Chambers, at Tue Sep 15, 09:42:00 AM:

To Wong Foo.

Perfect anti-wingnut flick. lol  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Tue Sep 15, 09:44:00 AM:

I'm sure he felt the need to redeem himself for "Red Dawn," which was awesome but wingnutty in the extreme.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Sep 15, 12:48:00 PM:

My favorite Red Dawn moment is when it's revealed that the Soviets are confiscating weapons using gun registration documents. It was as if the NRA scripted the movie.

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Tue Sep 15, 11:38:00 PM:

I heard somewhere that a remake involving the Chinese is in the works...  

By Blogger gregor, at Wed Sep 16, 08:32:00 AM:

I think that his character in "Red Dawn", Jed, should be used as the new Minuteman for Revolution 2.0.
"Red Dawn" should have been required watching right after the required viewing of Teh ├śne's rousing school speech, just to keep things even.  

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