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Everything to Know About the 'Road House' Remake

Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton in "Road House" (2024)

The original Road House became a cult classic thanks to its simplicity (and its ubiquity on basic cable): Patrick Swayze roundhouse kicking jerks out of a bar is pure bliss. The 2024 Road House remake looks just as promising.

The new Road House has some differences from its predecessor, namely in the diversity of its cast, which also includes actual UFC fighter Conor McGregor, as well as the film's setting (Florida instead of Missouri). But other elements remain, like protagonist Elwood Dalton (Jake Gyllenhaal) escaping his past and finding his footing as a bouncer.

Directed by Doug Liman (who previously helmed Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Swingers, American Made, The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow), Road House promises the same silly, badass nonstop action as the original—and then some. Here's everything to know about the new Road House movie, including how to watch.

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Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton in "Road House" (2024)<p>MGM/Amazon Prime Video</p>
Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton in "Road House" (2024)

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When is the Road House release date?

Road House (2024) hits Amazon Prime Video on March 21, 2024.

Is Road House streaming?

The new Road House will stream exclusively on Prime Video beginning March 21, 2024.

To say that director Liman isn't thrilled about that would be an understatement. He penned a lengthy column in Deadline explaining that he created the movie for a theatrical release and that he believes it to be his best yet.

"My plan had been to silently protest Amazon's decision to stream a movie so clearly made for the big screen. But Amazon is hurting way more than just me and my film. If I don’t speak up about Amazon, who will? So here we go," he wrote in part.

"When Amazon bought MGM, one of the few remaining studios making big commercial films for theatrical release (movies like Bond, Creed) they announced that they would put a billion dollars into theatrical motion pictures, releasing at least 12 a year," he continued. "They touted it as 'the largest commitment to cinemas by an internet company.' I can tell you what they then did to me and my film Road House, which is the opposite of what they promised when they took over MGM."

Liman said he'd boycott the Road House premiere at the SXSW festival, not because he wasn't proud of his work, but to make a statement about how Amazon seemingly reneged on the movie's theatrical release.

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Who is in the Road House cast?

The cast of the Road House remake includes some seriously stellar actors, though most of their character names and specific roles have been kept under wraps. Here's what we know so far:

Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton

Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton in "Road House" (2024)<p>MGM/Amazon Prime Video</p>
Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton in "Road House" (2024)

MGM/Amazon Prime Video

Jake Gyllenhaal picks up the late Swayze's baton as Elwood Dalton. This time around, his past is a little less mysterious: We know he was a UFC fighter at some point, though we don't know what led him to leave the sport and get down on his luck. Another character describes Dalton as a "Mr. Rogers type—if Mr. Rogers beats the living s—t out of you."

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Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams attends Apple TV +'s Primetime Emmy Party at Mother Wolf on Jan. 15, 2024, in Los Angeles.<p>David Livingston/Getty Images</p>
Jessica Williams attends Apple TV +'s Primetime Emmy Party at Mother Wolf on Jan. 15, 2024, in Los Angeles.

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Jessica Williams of The Daily Show and Shrinking stars as the owner of the title saloon.

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Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton in "Road House" (2024)<p>Laura Radford/Prime Video</p>
Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal as Elwood Dalton in "Road House" (2024)

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Real-life UFC great Conor McGregor wreaks havoc in the road house in his feature film debut.

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Daniela Melchior as Ellie

Daniela Melchior attends the Elie Saab Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 30, 2023.<p>Marc Piasecki/Getty Images</p>
Daniela Melchior attends the Elie Saab Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 30, 2023.

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Daniela Melchior stars as Dalton's love interest, a doctor named Ellie. She played Ratcatcher 2 in The Suicide Squad, Ura in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Isabel Neves in Fast X.

Billy Magnussen

Billy Magnussen attends as Ketel One Family Made Vodka celebrates the cast of "Winner" at the Sundance Film Festival at Star Bar on Jan. 20, 2024, in Park City, Utah.<p>Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images</p>
Billy Magnussen attends as Ketel One Family Made Vodka celebrates the cast of "Winner" at the Sundance Film Festival at Star Bar on Jan. 20, 2024, in Park City, Utah.

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Billy Magnussen, recently seen in No Time to Die, The Offer and Made for Love, has a prominent role in Road House, though the details are scant. You can spy him in the trailer (see below section) dressed to the nines.

Lukas Gage

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: Lukas Gage attends FX's "Fargo" Year 5 Premiere at Nya Studios on November 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kayla Oaddams/WireImage)<p>Kayla Oaddams/Getty Images</p>
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: Lukas Gage attends FX's "Fargo" Year 5 Premiere at Nya Studios on November 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kayla Oaddams/WireImage)

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Lukas Gage, famous for White Lotus, You, Fargo Season 5 and more, plays a fan of Dalton in Road House.

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Dominique Columbus

Dominique Columbus attends Chris Harrison's Seagram's Tropical Rosè launch party on March 11, 2020, in Los Angeles.<p>Presley Ann/Getty Images</p>
Dominique Columbus attends Chris Harrison's Seagram's Tropical Rosè launch party on March 11, 2020, in Los Angeles.

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Dominique Columbus previously starred in Ray Donovan.

Beau Knapp

Beau Knapp walks the red carpet ahead of the movie "Mosquito State" at the 77th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5, 2020.<p>Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images</p>
Beau Knapp walks the red carpet ahead of the movie "Mosquito State" at the 77th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5, 2020.

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Beau Knapp previously co-starred with Gyllenhaal in the boxing drama Southpaw. He's also been seen in The Nice Guys and Eli Roth's Death Wish remake opposite Bruce Willis.

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Arturo Castro

Arturo Castro attends Level 8 Grand Opening Party At Moxy Downtown LA on Sept. 13, 2023.<p>Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images</p>
Arturo Castro attends Level 8 Grand Opening Party At Moxy Downtown LA on Sept. 13, 2023.

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Arturo Castro previously starred as Pablo Escobar in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. He's also been seen in Narcos, Broad City, The Menu and Semper Fi.

B.K. Cannon

B.K. Cannon arrives at the AFI FEST 2017 Filmmakers' Photo Call at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Nov. 10, 2017, in Hollywood.<p>Amanda Edwards/Getty Images</p>
B.K. Cannon arrives at the AFI FEST 2017 Filmmakers' Photo Call at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on Nov. 10, 2017, in Hollywood.

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B.K. Cannon previously starred in Switched at Birth, Why Women Kill and The Politician.

Darren Barnet as Sam

Darren Barnet attends Columbia Pictures' "Anyone But You" New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on Dec. 11, 2023.<p>Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images</p>
Darren Barnet attends Columbia Pictures' "Anyone But You" New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on Dec. 11, 2023.

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Darren Barnet, who stars as Paxton Hall-Yoshida in the Netflix hit Never Have I Ever, plays Sam in Road House.

Jay Hieron as Jax Harris

Jay Hieron attends the "Bobcat Moretti" film premiere at Lumiere Music Hall on Aug. 4, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.<p>Amy Graves/Getty Images</p>
Jay Hieron attends the "Bobcat Moretti" film premiere at Lumiere Music Hall on Aug. 4, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Jay Hieron stars as Jax Harris in the Road House remake. An MMA fighter nicknamed "The Thoroughbred," Hieron has competed in UFC and worked as a stuntman in Black Adam, Free Guy, Law & Order: Organized Crime and The Suicide Squad, to name just a few project under his belt. He's also acted in bit parts in The Equalizer 2, Ray Donovan and the Lethal Weapon series.

Joaquim de Almeida as Sheriff Black

Joaquim de Almeida attends a red carpet for the Campari Passion for Film Award Ceremony at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 02, 2023.<p>Franco Origlia/Getty Images</p>
Joaquim de Almeida attends a red carpet for the Campari Passion for Film Award Ceremony at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 02, 2023.

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Joaquim de Almeida plays Sheriff Black in the 2024 rendition of Road House. He's most famous for playing Hernando Reyes in the Fast and Furious franchise as well as Vargas in Queen of the South.

Is there a Road House movie trailer?

In a clip released on Jan. 25, 2024, we see Gyllenhaal's character, a former UFC fighter who's down on his luck, become a "cooler" (essentially, a cooler—pun intended—word for a bouncer or peacekeeper) at a Florida bar at the behest of Williams. Soon, he shows Gage how to throw a punch, Gyllenhaal kisses a cute doctor, McGregor comes in and makes a hot mess.

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