Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In this film, Patrick did not use a double. He drove an 18-wheeler and did the stunts himself. What was this movie called?||Crazy About Patrick Swayze
Black Dog. The film "Black Dog" (1998), was based on a character named Jack Crews (played by Swayze) who had been incarcerated for an accidental vehicular homicide. The ex-con took a cross-country job hauling, what he thought, was a load of bathroom fixtures, but it was actually an illegal load that he was carrying. He met up with other (musical) actors such as Meat Loaf, who played his enemy Red, and Randy Travis, who played Earl, his riding companion. The term, Black Dog, can mean several different things, but in the United States, it is deemed as a hallucination due to sleep deprivation, where truckers see a shadow of a black dog coming across the road. It can cause the 18-wheeler to wreck.
Yes. Patrick and his wife, Lisa Neimi, are both qualified pilots. On Thursday, June 15, 2000, he was flying his twin-engine plane solo, when he made an emergency landing in Prescott Valley, Arizona. When the authorities arrived at the landing site, Patrick was nowhere to be found. It was reported that he had hitched a ride with a passing motorist to a nearby house and telephoned the officials. Rumor had it that three construction workers helped him unload a 30-pack of Miller Lite beer from the damaged plane.
North and South. Patrick played the part of a confederate soldier who befriended, James, a member of the Union army. ABC ran the six part mini-series in November of 1985.
Newton, Mississippi. Patrick chose to build his Arabian horse farm on a 100 acres in this small, rural town. On the farm were, 50 rare Egyptian and Egyptian-bred Arabian horses, where they were also trained.
She's Like The Wind. Patrick revealed an unknown talent to the public when he wrote, composed, and performed his hit song, "She's Like The Wind". It reached number three on the American pop charts.
Suicide. Patrick's sister, Vicky, used pain killers to commit suicide. Patrick had been very close to his sister. It was then, he turned to alcohol to try to deal with his grief. His father, Jesse Wayne Swayze, died of alcoholism in 1982. His wife, Lisa, gave him an ultimatum, that it was the alcohol or her. He chose to check himself into a clinic and get help to overcome his disease.
|Before his rise to fame, Patrick portrayed a young soldier in a prime-time series. What television series was it?||Crazy About Patrick Swayze
MASH. Patrick portrayed a soldier who was dying of leukemia in the series, in "MASH: "Blood Brothers" (1981).
Dance studio. Lisa Anne Haapaniemi (later shortened for the pronunciation), was 15 years old when she and Patrick met at his mother's dance studio in Houston, Texas. Together, she and Patrick took dance lessons. When Lisa was 19 years old, they were married on June 12, 1975.
|The first movie that was ever rated PG13 by the movie industry, starred Patrick Swayze. What was the title of his movie?||Crazy About Patrick Swayze
Red Dawn. "Red Dawn" (1984) was about a group of high school students in Colorado who became guerrilas when the U.S. was invaded by the Soviet Union and Cuba. They called themselves, the Wolverines, after their school mascot. Patrick played the older brother of Matt (Charlie Sheen), and Jennifer Grey played Toni. She later co-starred with Swayze in the 1987 hit film, "Dirty Dancing". The film name was used by the U.S. Army's, Operation Red Dawn, in which Saddam Hussein was captured on December 13, 2003.
Wayne. He was born Patrick Wayne Swayze, to Jesse and Patsy Swayze on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas. He had two brothers and two sisters. His youngest sister, Bambi, was adopted.
Smoked cigarettes. As expected, Swayze hit the tabloids big time after learning of his disease. The controversial magazines depicted several photos of him with a cigarette in either his hand or mouth. Producers from the show "The Beast" confirmed that he did smoke while shooting the crime drama. Patrick did admit that he still smoked, but he had cut way back on them.
Prince Charming and Snow White. The private ceremony took place at their New Mexico ranch with only a small group of family and friends in attendance. The "fairytale" theme was Prince Charming Patrick trotting in on his favorite stallion, to recommit his everlasting love to his soul mate.
Renewed their wedding vows. Since cancer seems to make a person believe they are living on borrowed time, it was exceedingly important for Patrick to renew his wedding vows to his wife of many years. Patrick and Lisa Neimi were married on June 12, 1975 shortly after her graduation in Houston, Texas. Two months after hearing the heart-wrenching news of his cancer, the renewal of their vows took place in May 2008.
|Patrick surprisingly stunned his audience with a hidden talent. He was musically gifted as well. Which song did he co-write and sing for the "Dirty Dancing" (1987) soundtrack?||Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze
She's like the Wind. The song, "She's Like the Wind" was originally co-written by Swayze and Stacy Widelitz in 1984, for the soundtrack of his film, "Grandview, U.S.A." (1984). The song never made it in production for that film, however, when the producers and director for "Dirty Dancing" heard it, they felt it was perfect for the film. His song rose to number three on Billboard's Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary. It became a hit worldwide and the "Dirty Dancing" album stayed at number one for nineteen weeks.
Dirty Dancing. The film "Dirty Dancing" (1987) will probably be one of the most remembered romantic films Hollywood ever produced. Patrick was recognized for his acting talent and dancing in the sensational blockbuster. Just the title is universally renowned and made his career soar. Set in 1963, he depicted a dance instructor at a resort when he met "Baby", who was on vacation with her parents. Not only did she develop a crush on him, she was fascinated by the dance moves and soon became his pupil. At the end, all eyes were on Johnny and Baby as they performed the resort's final dance of the summer.
Congress. Swayze wrote his letter to the U.S. Government on February 8, 2009. It can be seen in its entirety on the "Washington Post" link. He entitled it, "I'm battling cancer. How about some help, Congress?" Patrick declared, "With Congress about to decide how much money to include for medical research, as part of the economic stimulus package, the time has come to take my personal fight to a larger stage. My message to our senators and representatives is simple: Vote for the maximum funding to let the National Institutes of Health fight cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Stand up to cancer. Stand up for people fighting serious disease. Stand up and help restore America's economy. Stand up and help build a prosperous and healthy future for our people by giving the NIH $10 billion for research. Stand up to create jobs, fight illness and deliver hope".
|We will always remember the way Patrick fought and refused to give up on life. He continued such projects as filming a new TV series. What was the name of the crime production?||Sadly Saying Goodbye to Patrick Swayze
The Beast. On January 15, 2009, "The Beast" aired on A&E network. Filmed mainly in Chicago, Illinois, Swayze played Charles Barker, a veteran FBI agent. While fighting cancer and tolerating the course of treatments, he still put in twelve hour days of filming. Knowing that narcotics would affect his acting he refused to take painkillers while on the set.
Ditto. The word 'ditto' means the same thing or a duplication stated by what a person has spoken. Patrick, who portrayed Sam Wheat in this emotionally, romantic film, struggled to show his true feelings by saying the phrase, "I love you". Instead, he would say "ditto". The words that Molly (Moore) yearned to hear more than anything was just hard for Sam to speak. It was not until the end of the movie as he was about to pass into another world that he told her that he loved her. Her reply? "Ditto".
Acupuncture. Swayze endured treatments of chemotherapy and CyberKnife radiotherapy, an advanced, non-surgical technique in treating cancerous tumors. The new method injects the dose of radiation directly to the tumor. With his permission, he was also placed on an experimental drug called Vatalaneb. At his own choice, he took Chinese herbs.
Pancreatic cancer. One of the most severe of cancers, Patrick was informed he had stage IV pancreatic cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, many people are diagnosed with this disease every year; however, symptoms are not usually detected until the cancer has spread to a late stage.