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Road House Remake Gets Official MPAA Rating

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The remake has received an R rating due to graphic violence, language, and some nudity.

It’s high time that the Patrick Swayze cult classic Road House hits the screen once again, bringing the story back to life for newer generations. Though the remake has no official release date yet, the film has just received its R rating, promising fans all the violence and gore that made the original movie so entertaining. 

The Production, Cast, and Crew of the Remake

Amazon Studios is producing the remake set to hit the Amazon Video streaming platform in the latter half of 2023. Directed by Doug Liman, the remake will star Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton, Daniela Melchior as Ellie, Joaquim De Almeida as Sherriff Black, and UFC fighter Conner McGregor. Joel Silver is in charge of production, Henry Braham is the cinematographer, and Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry worked on the script together. 

A Twist on the 1980s Classic

The film’s remake will retain much of the original plot line, with a few simple but intriguing twists. The 1989 film follows James Dalton, played by Patrick Swayze, who, despite his mysterious past, is hired as a “cooler” for an up-and-coming nightclub in Jasper, Missouri. Despite efforts by local gangster Brad Wesley, played by Ben Gazzara, to sway Dalton to the corrupt, under-seedy side of nightclubs, Dalton uses his fighting skills to protect the nightclub’s reputation and remain incorruptible. 

The remake will follow a similar plotline; only the main difference is that Elwood Dalton, a former UFC fighter, is hired as a bouncer for a boisterous and often rowdy bar in the Florida Keys.

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The R Rating 

The original film slotted itself as a cult classic due to its violent fight scenes and unabashed nudity. It’s a so-bad-its-good film that was rated R, and so is the remake. However, fans are confident the graphic nudity will be muddled down, even if the remake partially gained its R rating due to some nudity. Where fans are really intrigued is the incorporation of UFC fighting styles and UFC legend Connor McGregor, promising intense and bloody fight scenes on par with an R rating. 

The original Road House can be watched on Amazon Prime with a subscription, and while there is no official trailer for Liman’s remake, below is a video of Jake Gyllenhaal at UFC 285 filming for Road House

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Behind the scenes of Doug Liman’s Road House remake

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