The 2009 drama “Powder Blue” from Image Entertainment was directed by Timothy Linh Bui with the screenplay written by Stephane Gauger. Starring: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Lisa Kudrow, Patrick Swayze, Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Romero, Sanaa Lathan, Chandler Canterbury, Jeffery A. Baker, Navid Negahban, Ravi Patel, Billy Wirth and Don Swayze.
It’s Christmas Eve in Los Angeles and while many people are celebrating the holidays with their family and friends, there are many others who are struggling with difficult situations. “Powder Blue” is a look inside of the lives of four complete strangers whose paths cross on this Christmas Eve, as they all try to come to terms with the loss of someone or something that they loved. This was the last film that Patrick Swayze made before his death in 2009.
For Jack (Ray Liotta) the only thing on his mind is payback for the time he spent in prison. Although Randall (Kris Kristofferson) has tried to talk him out of seeking vengeance against the men who are responsible for 25 years of his life gone to waste in prison, revenge is the only thing that has kept him going.
Charlie (Forrest Whitaker) was a happily married man and a minister at one time. But when an accident kills his family, he lost his faith and now feels that life has no meaning. His guilt is driving him insane and now he is looking for a way out and the courage to take his life.
Rose Johnny (Jessica Biel) is working as a stripper to make enough money to pay the hospital bills for her son. The doctors are not hopeful, they say it’s only a matter of time, because there is no cure for his disease. The only thing that keeps her holding on is the fact that Qwerty (Eddie Redmayne) is by her side.
But club owner Velvet Larry (Patrick Swayze) knows that Rose’s son is dying, and he knows that if she is there it will destroy her so he has booked her to work on Christmas Eve. While Rose is praying that her son will live, Qwerty also feels that Rose has to let her son go and move on with her life.
Jack stumbles into the club where Rose is performing and becomes entranced by her dancing. Meanwhile Charlie tries to enlist the help of a friend who works at the club to put him out of his misery.