Road House (1989) (part 4 of 15)

Tilghman heads upstairs to his office, actually having to tell his bouncers to pick up a guy sleeping on the stairs and escort him out. The Double Deuce isn’t a dive, it just has really lazy bouncers.

Then Jeff Healey finishes up his song to a mixture of boos and cheers from the crowd. And this crowd includes a shirtless guy standing in front of the chicken wire cage. No shirt, no shoes? No problem at the Double Deuce!

Jeff Healey says they’re taking a break to “drain the main vein”. One patron is none too happy about his use of cliché, however. The guy screams, “Hey, you’re paid to play! Play!” He tosses a beer bottle at Jeff, and amazingly, the bottle actually shatters against the chicken wire. Is that even possible?

And despite the bottle shattering before it gets anywhere near him, Jeff doubles over and puts on a really overdone show of getting struck. It’s so horrible, and so hilarious. This is a pretty good example of why blind people generally do not make for good movie actors. Which is not to say a blind person can’t be a talented actor, but in general, if you’ve never actually seen facial expressions, it’s kind of hard to know which ones look unintentionally hilarious on a movie screen.

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Multi-Part Article: Road House (1989)

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