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The Economics of Road House

Every aspect of the Patrick Swayze film Road House is absurd. He’s a notorious bouncer (I didn’t know such a thing exists), he’s a martial arts master, he commands hundreds of dollars a day out of a bar with a very small clientele, and he has a philosophy degree from NYU – basically complete nonsense. What bothers me most is the economics of Road House, which don’t make sense whatsoever. Yet for some reason Road House is a revered action film, playing on basic cable channels multiple times a week. Basically, Road House is for bouncers what Cocktail is for bartenders: complete and utter bullshit. Continue reading