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Enjoy These Dreamy Patrick Swayze Photos from “Road House” Before Jake Gyllenhaal's Remake Drops

One thing consistent with the 1989 film and the 2024 edition: the leads' gorgeous blue eyes

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

Expect the unexpected.

Patrick Swayze's 1989 cult classic Road House is getting a revamp, with a remake led by Jake Gyllenhaal dropping on Prime Video this week.

Though the first film wasn't a hit with critics, it ultimately earned $30 million at the box office and continued to help Swayze's star rise following Dirty Dancing.

As the new film nears its release date, look back on the late actor's stills from the 1989 original.

Blue on Blue

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

"A bouncer with a degree in philosophy, that got me going," Swayze told ET of his character James Dalton in 1989.

Strong Armed

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

"His physical intelligence was unmatched by anyone I have ever met," costar Kelly Lynch once told PEOPLE. "He was a genius in that regard. He could ice skate like a professional. The kickboxer who worked with him on Road House said he could have competed at a world-class level. He was an amazing dancer, but he was just as good as a horseman. Any physical thing he excelled at."

Fight Club

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

When announcing the new film, producer Joel Silver said that "the original Road House has a special place in my heart and I am so excited to bring this newly imagined version to audiences around the world. [Director Doug Liman] and I have each made some big, boisterous action movies and are ready to bring everything we have to this one."

Sideways Glances

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

"I’ve been thinking back about my time working with Patrick on Donnie Darko, and rewatching this great man in the original Road House plus so many other films," Gyllenhaal recently wrote on Instagram of his predecessor and former costar. "I’ve never stopped being a fan. He was such a talent and I continue to have so much respect and admiration for what he put out and into the world."

"I’ll never forget his kindness to me when I was starting out — he didn’t have to take the time, but he always did," the actor continued. "We’ve made a different RH this time around, but hoping it’s one he would’ve had fun watching!"

'Every Girl on the Planet Was in Love'

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

"You have to remember that this was a time when every girl on the planet was in love with Patrick," Lynch told PEOPLE of Swayze's late-'80s fame. "At one point we had to go to some special stadium in the community we were filming in, because the fans there just demanded to see him. I remember he grabbed my hand and insisted I walk out there with him. I was like, 'No way. It's you they want to see!' He said, 'I just want you to feel this. Just once.' Then he walked out there with me, and it was an eruption. He was grinning from ear to ear. He was so happy to be loved, and so humble about it."

Muscle Man

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

"This is a caricature, it's a Western," Swayze told ET of the film. "It's like the reluctant hero comes to town to take care of a job he's supposed to do and gets sucked into taking care of the whole town. It was exciting for me to do a movie like this."

And ... Action!

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

Swayze called the film a "supreme action movie" when speaking to ET. "It's just like John Wayne, and that's on a certain level how I approached it, from a John Wayne point of view."

Mirror, Mirror

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

"I saw Dalton as more of a modern-day hero," he added to ET. "I'm not saying I'm the world's hero but that's what's so exciting about doing a character, I get to do my heroes on film. And if people like them or think that character is their hero, fine. If not, well then I had a good time."

Good Jeans

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Patrick Swayze in 'Road House'

The new Road House debuts on Prime Video on March 21. Swayze's 1989 edition is available on multiple streaming services.

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