Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Rating: 7/10 from 186,305 users
Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Drama / Music / Romance | 1987 | 21 Aug 1987 (USA)

In 1963, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl's life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse, that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with "those people". In the first deliberately willful action of her life, Baby later sneaks out to see Johnny, ostensibly to apologize for her father's rudeness, and ends up consummating her relationship with Johnny. A jealous fellow vacationer sees Baby sneaking out of Johnny's bungalow the next morning, and in an act of retribution, tells management that he is responsible for a theft the evening before, knowing he would not furnish his real whereabouts. Written by Amanda W, amended by Linda C.

Dirty Dancing

Director: Emile Ardolino

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein

Company: Great American Films Limited Partnership

Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations.

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Country: United States

Creator: n/A

Location: Mountain Lake Resort - 115 Hotel Circle, Pembroke, Virginia, USA


Seasons: n/A

Sound Mix: DTS (re-release) | Dolby Digital (re-release) | Dolby (original release) | SDDS (re-release)

Tagline: Have the time of your life

User Review: 449

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein

Cast: Jennifer Grey / Patrick Swayze / Jerry Orbach / Cynthia Rhodes / Jack Weston / Jane Brucker / Kelly Bishop / Lonny Price / Max Cantor / Charles 'Honi' Coles / Neal Jones / 'Cousin Brucie' Morrow / Wayne Knight / Paula Trueman / Alvin Myerovich / Miranda Garrison / Garry Goodrow / Antone Pagán / Thomas Cannold / M.R. Fletcher / Jesus Fuentes / Heather Lea Gerdes / Karen Getz / Andrew Charles Koch / D.A. Pauley / Doriana Sanchez / Jennifer Stahl / Jonathan Barnes / Dwyght Bryan / Tom Drake / John Gotz / Dwayne Malphus / Clifford Watkins / Stamati Arakas / Emile Ardolino / Darren W. Conrad / Lori Janney / Karen Kaster / Maxine McClanahan / Jonathan Reed

Language: English