August 16, 2019
I Am Patrick Swayze, a documentary about the actor, will debut on DVD and digital Aug. 20 from Virgil Films.
It explores the life and career of the 1980s 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 Swayze best — including the costars of his biggest films — the 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.
I Am Patrick Swayze features Swayze’s widow Lisa Niemi; brother Don Swayze; co-stars Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey, C. Thomas Howell, Marshall R. Teague, Kelly Lynch and Lori Petty; director Roland Joffe; agent Nicole David; manager Kate Edwards; personal assistant Rosemary Hygate; stuntman Cliff McLaughlin; and bodyguard Frank Whiteley.