'Road House' Remake: It Better Have The Right Cars
Road House is one of those ridiculous 80s movies that you have to watch every time it’s on. The 1989 film is easily the best in Swayze’s file. Sorry ladies, but Dirty Dancing and Ghost have nothing on Swazye as the Dalton, a “cooler” who is the quiet alpha dog among all bouncers and doormen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rob Cohen will direct the remake. Cohen directed the original Fast and the Furious, and given the presence of great cars in Road House, it might have been a wise choice. Check out these cars below to see we what we mean: Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC
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Dalton is working in New York when he gets the call to take over security for the Double Deuce, a bar in Jasper, MO. The car stands out in Jasper, so he puts it in storage to take out the next car. We see the SEC again at the beginning of the final fight scene, where Dalton takes on Brad Wesley and his thugs.
1965 Buick Riviera
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This is the car that Dalton picks up so he can blend in better to the small town. Dalton knows his cars, and asked the dealer if unique clamshell lights actually work.
1987 Ford Mustang GT
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Brad Wesley is the corrupt local business owner who has apparently set up Jasper as his own little fiefdom. The rules don’t apply to Wesley, which is why we see him swerving his 1987 Ford Mustang GT into oncoming traffic, trying to take out Dalton.
1987 Jeep Wrangler YJ
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The YJ was the first Jeep to wear a Wrangler name, and 1987 was the first year for the YJ. When Dalton is stabbed in a bar fight he is worked on by Elizibeth “Doc” Clay, who becomes the love interest. Her ride is a red Wrangler that looks so clean that it has us scouring Craigslist for a low mileage YJ.
1981 GMC C-1500
This is the truck that the old salt farmer drives around. The farm is where Dalton practices all his sweet kickboxing moves, and where he tore out that guy’s voice box. Jesus, Road House was pretty graphic at moments.
1988 Ford F-250
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When one of the townsfolk– specifically a car dealership owner– tries to stand up to Wesley, crazy old Brad has one of his henchmen plow through the dealership with this F-250 monster truck. This is actually the real Bigfoot (#7 to be exact), with the decals removed.
1983-1985 Ford LTD Wagons
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There may have been multiple windmill kicks in Road House but the cars that get the real beat down are the Ford Wagons, as they are run over by Bigfoot. The wagon with the wood panels is a 1983 Ford LTD County Squire, and the white one is a 1985 Ford TLD Crown Victoria Wagon.
1989 Eagle Premier
Hey remember the Eagle brand?! Wesley’s henchmen rode around in this ’89 Premier, which was engineered by AMC, and was also sold as a Renault. The henchmen must have always pulled straws to see who got the monster truck and who got stuck with the Eagle sedan.
Harley-Davidson Chopper (Model Unknown)
This is the chopper driven by Dalton’s mentor and spiritual ass-kicker, Wade Garret (played by the excellent Sam Elliot). It takes a lot to look and act cooler than Dalton, but Elliot pulled it off, and the Harley was part of selling it.
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