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Paramount Network Showcases 'I Am Patrick Swayze' Documentary Trailer

Paramount Network  on Thursday released a new trailer for its documentary special on the life of actor Patrick Swayze.

The special, I Am Patrick Swayze, serves as a tribute to the prolific actor that showcases his life and career through untold stories, exclusive interviews, home movies, and family photos featuring those who knew him best, according to network officials. 

I Am Patrick Swayze will premiere Friday (Aug. 2) at the San Antonio Film Festival before debuting Aug. 18 on the Paramount Network, said network officials. 

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