I Am Patrick Swayze documentary set for UK release

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A documentary about the life of Patrick Swayze finally lands a DVD release in the UK – details right here.

The late and much-missed actor Patrick Swayze was – and you don’t need us to tell you this – taken from the world way too soon. He died at the age of 57 back in 2009, leaving behind a collection of much-loved films. And his story has been told in a documentary film that goes by the name I Am Patrick Swayze.

It was originally broadcast in the US last summer, and has been released on DVD in the States. But for the first time, it’s getting a UK release. It’s set for release on DVD on April 6th, and you can find more details on it here.

The synopsis for the documentary reads…

I Am Patrick Swayze is a feature documentary film exploring the 1980s most recognisable leading man, who challenged Hollywood’s very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to be the Sexiest Man Alive.

Featuring never-before-seen home videos, photographs and original interviews with those who knew Patrick Swayze best – including the illustrious co-stars of his biggest films – this documentary dives beyond his status as a sex-symbol to reveal the complexities of an often misunderstood movie star.

From his ferocious drive, to his most iconic roles and off-camera battles with alcohol and cancer, Patrick’s family, friends and collaborators reflect on the life and legacy of the man they endearingly called ‘Buddy’. Whether he was leading a pack of ‘outsiders’, performing acrobatics 10,000 feet in the air, strutting in full drag, or sweeping women, literally, off their feet, he approached every role with vulnerability and fearlessness. I AM Patrick Swayze channels the same tenderness and strength that defined not only Patrick’s beloved characters, but the remarkable man he was – a man who was born to be either a Texan cowboy, prolific dancer, all-star athlete or a true artist, who instead decided to be all of them.

I Am Patrick Swayze features an all-star cast including co-stars Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, C. Thomas Howell, Marshall R. Teague, Kelly Lynch and Lori Petty, his family, including Patrick’s widow, Lisa Niemi, and brother, Don Swayze, choreographer George de la Pena, director Roland Joffe, agent Nicole David, manager Kate Edwards, personal assistant Rosemary Hygate, stuntman Cliff McLaughlin, and bodyguard Frank Whiteley.

And it’s available to order now.

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