(1984) – After a small role in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Boys of 56th Street,’ Swayze gets his first big break with John Milius’ film, which envisions the 1989 Union invasion of the Soviet United States, which is still taking place represented the future. Ironically, 1989 would actually have been the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet empire.
DIRTY DANCING – FORBIDDEN DANCES
(1987) – After leaving the role of Patriot Soldier, Swayze leaps back to the ’60s, showing off his dancing skills and reciting a line that has become cult: ‘Nobody puts Baby in a corner.’
THE HART OF THE STREET HOUSE
(1989) – Two years later we find him in a small Missouri town playing the role of a bouncer called in to put order into a local brawl. And Swayze does his best with great martial arts.
(1989) – John Irvin directs him in an action thriller in which the actor plays a police sergeant who pursues his brother’s killer to complete his personal vendetta.
SPIRIT – SPIRIT
(1990) – Demi Moore’s Bob, the contagious madness of a wild Whoopi Goldberg. And Patrick Swayze, who dies less than halfway through the film. A tale of love that transcends mortal life for one of the biggest hits of the decade.
POINT BREAK – POINT BREAK
(1991) – When the criminal is Patrick Swayze and the cop is Keanu Reeves, it becomes difficult to decide who to cheer for. Also because Swayze is at the peak of his charm in the role of surfer robber. Not your average action film, but a gem directed by Kathryn Bigelow that mixes detective and philosophy and offers immortal scenes like robberies with the masks of US Presidents.
THE CITY OF JOY
(1992) – In the role of a renowned doctor who leaves everything behind and goes to India in search of himself, Swayze tests himself in a drama film directed by Roland Joffè, the director of ‘Mission’ and ‘Screams of Silence”.
TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! Julie Newmar
(1995) – That Swayze isn’t afraid to get involved is shown in this delightful comedy as he unleashes his most tongue-in-cheek streak and manages to bring a believable drag queen to life.
LETTERS FROM A MURDERER
(1999) – A dramatic thriller in which the actor plays a man wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. When shooting, he broke both his legs and four tendons in his shoulder when he fell off his horse.
(2001) – Swayze likes a challenge, so agrees to take part in Richard Kelly’s feature film debut. Award winning choice. The film, which mixes genres and moves from science fiction to drama, becomes an absolute cult in which he plays the motivator Jim Cunningham, fanatic and demagogue.