WATCH: A documentary will pay homage to Patrick Swayze on 10th anniversary of his death
Demi Moore, Sam Elliott, Jennifer Grey and Rob Lowe, many of Patrick Swayze’s friends and co-stars took a turn in front of the camera to honor him for the documentary “I Am Patrick Swayze”. Paramount Network has released the official trailer in the run-up to Aug. 18, when it will air on the American channel.
Swayze, who died on September 2009 at the age of 57 following a highly publicized struggle with pancreatic cancer, became a Hollywood icon in films such as “Ghost” in 1990 and “Dirty Dancing” in 1987.
In the first look at the film, renowned actors and actresses remember the actor’s talents. For Demi Moore, “Patrick had something about him that was very rugged, but he also had that beautiful, gentle, sensuous ability to move.”
The documentary also examines the actor’s darker side, notably his alcoholism. In one clip, his widow, Lisa Niemi, says, “He would be bubbly and fun, and as soon as he is by himself and alone, he would just crash.”
Swayze himself says that “I have these demons that run around in my insides” in another clip taken from archival footage. C. Thomas Howell, Kelly Lynch, Roland Joffe and Don Swayze, the actor’s brother, also took part in the documentary. HM/JB