Swayze-Crazy: POINT BREAK

Trope and Dagger

In September 2009, the world lost actor Patrick Swayze to cancer. Both an action star and a dancer, Swayze was able to play both romantic leads and tough guys—a feat very few have been able to pull off. Oozing with charisma, Swayze stared in some of the biggest films of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Maybe you first saw him in Ghost starring opposite Demi Moore playing a young lover murdered in cold blood. Or perhaps you know him best as Frances Houseman from the 1987 dance flick Dirty Dancing. Maybe you best remember him as Jed Eckert in the Cold War action-thriller Red Dawn. It was difficult to put Patrick Swayze into just one category, which was probably why he became such a big star and meant a lot to so many people. I grew up watching  Swayze’s movies but it wasn’t until I revisited his films after he died that…

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