Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze dies of pancreatic cancer aged 57

The film legend finally succumbed in his struggle after battling with the disease for 2 years. He died next to his family on September the 14th.

He has been starring in a US TV show called The Beast this year, as Charles Barker. A tribute to the man's fighting spirit and guts.

We can't think of a better way to send him off, than treating you to a sample of great quotes from one of the best films involving the man himself. We're sure Keith Floyd, the TV chef who also passed away will be serving up something delicious for them both in the great beyond.

The man himself, as Bodhi in Point Break

The man himself, as Bodhi in Point Break (Patrick Swayze dies)

Point Break (Patrick Swayze playing Bodhi, Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah)

<Bodhi> It's basic dog psychology, if you scare them and get them peeing down their leg, they submit. But if you project weakness, that promotes violence, and that's how people get hurt.
<Roach> Peace, through superior firepower.

<Bodhi> [getting ready for their next robbery] 90 seconds Johnny. That's all I ask for, just 90 seconds of your life Johnny, that's it. This is our tatic, is we strike fear. Once you get them peeing down their leg, they submit. Also about fear, fear causes hasitation, and hesitation, causes your worst fears to come true. [hands Johnny a shot gun]
<Johnny_Utah> I can't do this.
<Bodhi> Yes you can, who knows, you might like it.
<Johnny_Utah> Bodhi, this is your fucking wake-up call man. I am an F, B, I, Agent!
<Bodhi> Yeah, I know man.Ain't it wild? That's what makes it so interesting. You can do what you want, and make up your own rules. Why be a servant to the law, when you can be its master?

<Johnny_Utah> I'm not armed. [lifts up his shirt to Bodhi]
<Bodhi> But, you're not alone.
<Johnny_Utah> Good guess. There is a guy on you now. [pause] Where is Roach?
<Bodhi> He's around somewhere. Listen Johnny, we're in a kind of a hurry; is there anything you need?
<Johnny_Utah> You gotta tell me where she is.
<Bodhi> Oh yeah, and let my policy expire. Good idea.
<Johnny_Utah> Look Bodhi, people are dead, the ride is over.
<Bodhi> Oh, no no no. I say when it's over.
<Johnny_Utah> They will nail you wherever you land. They'll use something new called radar, maybe you've heard of it.
<Bodhi> What is your...
<Johnny_Utah> Bodhi, I know you man. When they fall on you, you won't back down and they'll have to burn your ass to the ground.
<Bodhi> Shit happens.
<Johnny_Utah> You got a death wish. You want to ride to glory, fine. But, don't take Tyler with you. I'm begging you. Tell me where she is, and I walk away.
<Bodhi> You walk away?
<Johnny_Utah> I walk away.
<Bodhi> That's beautiful Johnny.

<Bodhi> I know Johnny. I know you want me so bad it's like acid in your mouth. But, not this time.

<Bodhi> Yo, Johnny! I see you in the next life!

<Bodhi> If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

Further reading
- MSNBC: Keanu Reeves calls Swayze 'a beautiful person' 

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