From the rough and tumble "Roadhouse" to the clash of the classes in "Dirty Dancing", Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite actors. Maybe it's because I used to teach Ballroom Dancing and compete professionally. After all, both of his parents were professional ballroom dancers. It could be that I yearned to dance like they did in Dirty Dancing and he was such a hero to me when he uttered those words,
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
But whatever the draw was, I really did love his movies.
Perhaps the most romantic moment in a movie was when he starred in "Ghost". Do you remember?
"Ditto" Such a simple word. It had been around for decades when Swayze used it as Sam Wheat," but once it left his lips in that film, it was forever his.
One of the most powerful romance films of our time, "Ghost" saw Swayze as a man so completely in love with his fiancé that he actually comes back from the grave to let her know how much in love with her he really is.
The first time he says "Ditto" in the film, while still alive, the line is practically a throw away, but when he repeats it again from the other side, it becomes something much more powerful.
At the end when he finally says "I love you" to Molly and she responds with his classic "ditto," it becomes something we'll never forget.
Rest in peace Patrick, your fans all love you....
Did you hear that? I think he just said, "Ditto".
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