Encore celebrates the late Patrick Swayze with three films on Saturday, September 19 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – City of Joy - Swayze plays a disenchanted American surgeon who arrives in Calcutta seeking enlightenment - instead he's mugged and taken to a free clinic in the slums, where he finds a new purpose for his life.
6:15 p.m. – Youngblood - As young hockey hotshots, Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze make an unbeatable team in a film that counterpoints a tender love story with thrilling, on-ice action.
8:10 p.m. – Point Break - An FBI agent goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of crazed surfers who rob banks - while disguised as presidents - to support their free-spirited lifestyle in this action-packed crime drama.
And from ABC Family:
To celebrate the life of actor, dancer and leading man, Patrick Swayze, ABC Family will air “Dirty Dancing” this weekend on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00PM ET/PT, with an encore on Sunday, September 20 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
And Hallmark Movie Channel:
Patrick Swayze, the charismatic leading man indelibly linked to his iconic roles in “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost,” who passed away this week from pancreatic cancer at the age of 57, will be honored on Hallmark Movie Channel HD with multiple encore performances of his 2004 Hallmark Channel miniseries, “King Solomon’s Mines,” Saturday, September 19 (6 p.m.-10 p.m. ET/PT) and Sunday, September 20 (2 p.m.-6 p.m. ET/PT).
Swayze starred in the successful miniseries, based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard, as fabled safari hunter and adventurer Allan Quatermain, who leads a team into the unknown recesses of the African jungles to find a man who disappeared while searching for the fabled King Solomon’s Mines — a destination of legendary riches from which no soul has ever returned alive.
Of the four, I would be most likely to tune to "Point Break," where Swayze's good performance is one of several reasons to watch. (Another: It's directed by Kathryn Bigelow, more recently acclaimed for "The Hurt Locker.") Although, if it's not in widescreen, I'd get the DVD instead. I'd also pass on "Dirty Dancing" simply because it's on commercial TV with the interruptions. Buy/rent the DVD (or Blu-ray) instead. And while you're at it, pick up a copy of "Road House."
As long as you're DVD shopping, other Swayze titles of note include the complete "North and South" miniseries, "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar"; "Ghost," "The Outsiders," "Red Dawn" and the TV series "The Beast," as well as "City of Joy," "Youngblood" and the Swayze version of "King Solomon's Mines."