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I AM PATRICK SWAYZE (2019): The Things I Liked…

I Am Patrick Swayze (2019), Patrick Swayze
I Am Patrick Swayze (2019), Patrick Swayze

A ‘loving tribute’ is exactly what writer / director Adrian Buitenhuis’s documentary, I Am Patrick Swayze is. Well-paced and structured, I didn’t realise how little I knew about Swayze until the documentary was over.

Including Swayze’s own words, I Am Patrick Swayze features former colleagues, friends and family who had many things to say about the late actor. I certainly learned some truths – a few of which are heartbreaking but certainly facts that made me realise just how much it really took, physically and otherwise for Swayze to become the successful artist he came to be.

There’s no doubt in my mind that I’d have been crushing hard on Swayze during my teenage years, had I been born sooner than I was. Besides his movie star looks, I feel that Demi Moore really said it well with the words ‘I think he had a beautiful balance between strength and softness.’

I may have shed a few tears but a good time is definitely what I had as I learned about my would-be teenage crush; while also realising that overall, he seems to have been a rather decent human being.

To all Swayze fans, I say make time for this documentary. It’s one and a half hours of no regrets. All I need to do now is figure out precisely when I can watch / rewatch Ghost (1990), Dirty Dancing (1987), Point Break (1991) and several of Swayze’s other best best works.

How familiar are you with Swayze’s story?

Happy Film Loving

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I AM PATRICK SWAYZE (2019): New Trailer For Patrick Swayze DOCUMENTARY Featuring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore…

I Am Patrick Swayze (2019), Patrick Swayze
I Am Patrick Swayze (2019), Patrick Swayze

Read my spoiler-free movie review of I Am Patrick Swayze (2019)


Witten / directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, I Am Patrick Swayze is a new documentary about the life and career of Patrick Swayze, the celebrated pop culture icon.

Offering a loving tribute that features untold stories, exclusive interviews, heartfelt home movies and family photos, I Am Patrick Swayze brings together many of those who knew Swayze best. Including friends, family and colleagues, such as Demi Moore, Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, Rob Lowe…

As the clip with the top image appeared and Demi Moore was speaking, for a moment I thought she was going to say ‘Patrick had something about him that was very… SEXY!‘ But no. Instead she said rugged, beautiful, gentle, sensuous… all of which I’m sure are also true, of course.

I’m intrigued by this one even though I never really had a Swayze Crush. I mean, I may have a tiny crush right now… I digress. I’m mostly just curious about the man / artist who starred in Ghost (1990), one of my earlier movie memories.

Lori Petty, Kelly Lynch,  C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Lisa Niemi, Don Swayze, Marshall R. Teague also make an appearance.

I Am Patrick Swayze Release Dates: August 18th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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