Skatetown, USA co-starring Scott Baio, Maureen McCormick and Flip Wilson, marked the beginning of a successful 30-year acting career for Patrick Swayze. He was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas and passed away on September 14, 2009 after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze was the son of a choreographer, and dance and skating were both part of his youth. Patrick did all of his own skating in Skatetown USA.
Skating scenes from Skatetown USA:
Shown: Maureen McCormick, Greg Bradford, Katherine Kelly Lang, Patrick Swayze and April Allen
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