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15 Sep 2009

Spike TV Celebrates Patrick Swayze With Special Movie Presentation and Tribute This Saturday

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SPIKE TV CELEBRATES PATRICK SWAYZE WITH
SPECIAL MOVIE PRESENTATION AND TRIBUTETHIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19


New York, NY, September 15, 2009  – Spike TV will celebrate the work of the late Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze in one of his  cult-classic roles in the film “Road House” this Saturday, September 19  (10:00 PM – 12:30 AM, ET/PT). This special movie telecast will also include a special tribute to the Golden Globe®-nominated actor who died yesterday at age 57 due to pancreatic cancer.

The 1989 action film “Road House” stars Patrick Swayze as “Dalton,” a bouncer with a philosophical side, who takes on the chore of cleaning up a rowdy Missouri honky-tonk and runs into trouble with a local corrupt businessman. The film also stars Ben Gazzara, Sam Elliott and Kelly Lynch.

Spike’s telecast of “Road House” will include a short tribute to the actor. Spike.com will feature its own tribute where fans can post their own messages or favorite Swayze movie moments at Spike.com.

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Press Contacts:

Debra Fazio        Spike TV-NY        212/767-8649            debra.fazio@spiketv.com