I Am Patrick Swayze trailer: A retrospective of the actor's life and career
Paramount's I Am series continues to focus on a host of a famous names, with previous subjects including John F. Kennedy Jr., Martin Luther King Jr., Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Heath Ledger and Paul Walker. The last entry, I Am Richard Pryor, was well reviewed and the next instalment will be I Am Patrick Swayze. The one-time Hollywood sex symbol of the 80s and 90s unexpectedly passed away in 2009 due to pancreatic cancer. Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders gave him his big break, before he became the man of the moment a few years later in films like Dirty Dancing, Road House, Ghost and Break Point. I Am Patrick Swayze looks back on his life, career and death. Watch the trailer above to get a first look.
Patrick Swayze was his generation's renaissance man. This August, Paramount Network is planning the ultimate birthday salute. The documentary will revolve around the upbringing, career and subsequent death of actor Patrick Swayze. The actor was best known for his roles in Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Break, Roadhouse and more, but unfortunately died in September 2009 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Director Adrian Buitenhuis returns to the I Am series for the fourth time, with likes of Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Lori Petty, Jennifer Grey, Demi Moore Rob Lowe and Don Swayze all paying tribute.
I Am Patrick Swayze will debut on the Paramount Network in the US from August 16. After that it is likely to appear on VOD platforms in the coming months.