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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is one of the best-known and successful movies of all time. Released in 1987, this popular romantic drama dance film starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. It was written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino. When this film was made, it was a low-budget film being created by a new studio and had few major stars. For these reasons, it was initially predicted to be a flop at the box office. Nobody realized just how successful this film would become with one generation after the next falling in love with the stars, the storyline, and the

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dirty Dancing
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Dirty Dancing Turns 30: Writer Talks Johnny & Baby's Future, a Possible Sequel & Why Patrick Swayze Was Her First & Only Choice

Dirty Dancing Turns 30: Writer Talks Johnny & Baby's Future, a Possible Sequel & Why Patrick Swayze Was Her First & Only Choice
There aren't many movie references that people from multiple generations are quick to get. But if you say, "Nobody puts baby in a corner" to anyone in the 18 to 80 range, there's a good chance you'll be met with a knowing smirk. That's probably because while Dirty Dancing puts Johnny Castle and Baby Houseman's timeless romance front and center, it also has political undertones and societal themes that resonate with every era.  It was 30 years ago today that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's sleeper hit opened in theaters. Writer Eleanor Bergstein, who based the movie in part on her own experience as a teenage Mambo queen, knew that Swayze and Grey brought something special to their roles...
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‘Dirty Dancing’ at 30: How Baby and Johnny Won Over the Skeptics

‘Dirty Dancing’ at 30: How Baby and Johnny Won Over the Skeptics
It’s been 30 years since Baby and Johnny had the time of their life, but “Dirty Dancing” remains as popular as when it opened on Aug. 21, 1987. Actually, it’s even more popular: When the ABC remake aired May 24 this year, fans immediately registered anger and/or disappointment on social media. It was a reminder that the magic of the 1987 version could not be duplicated.

The original “Dirty Dancing” was one of the summer’s biggest surprises. It was filmed on a $6 million budget and earned $213 million at the box office, plus has a long and booming afterlife in video and spinoffs.

Filming of the Vestron movie — written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino — was done on two main locations: Lake Lure in N.C., and the Mountain Lake Lodge in Giles County, Va. Mountain Lake was responsible for many of the exterior shots. The lodge, built in the 1930s, had
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Dirty Thirty: 7 Facts to Celebrate 30 Years of Dirty Dancing

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Dirty Thirty: 7 Facts to Celebrate 30 Years of Dirty DancingDirty Thirty: 7 Facts to Celebrate 30 Years of Dirty DancingKurt Anthony8/17/2017 10:29:00 Am

It’s time to lace up your dancing shoes, find yourself a bungalow bunny, and start practicing the pachanga, because today is the 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing!

Leaping onto the silver screen, Dirty Dancing made its theatrical debut on August 21, 1987 and instantly won over the hearts – and feet – of teen and adult audiences alike. Directed by Emile Ardolino (Sister Act) and featuring the rhythmic chemistry of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, the romantic dance drama went on to earn over $213M worldwide, along with being the first film to sell more than a million copies on VHS.

With a multi-platinum soundtrack, the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award for Best Original Song (“(I’ve Had the Time of My Life”), and choreography by former Gene Kelly student, Kenny Ortega (High School Musical,
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Dirty Dancing: 10 Most Wtf Moments from ABC's TV Remake

The original 1987 Dirty Dancing is a movie that worked against all odds. Eighties sensibility (and hairstyles and theme song) shoehorned into a Sixties nostalgia piece, a miniscule budget, a cast of unknowns, and a troubled production – not to mention a heroine named … Baby. And yet it positively crackled, thanks to Eleanor Bergstein's deeply personal script, crazy chemistry between leads Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, and the ethereal gyrations of the late, great Swayze.

So how do you re-create that magic? The short answer is: You don't. The long, much
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”

Grab your watermelons because Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Edition is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

Relive the enduring romance of Baby and Johnny when Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on February 7 from Lionsgate. The pop phenomenon that gave audiences some of the most iconic catchphrases and dance sequences in film history stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV’s “Law & Order”), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), and Jack Weston (The Thomas Crown Affair). The timeless classic was written by Eleanor Bergstein (Let It Be Me) and directed by Emile Ardolino
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Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary – Now on Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set

” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”

Grab your watermelons because Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Edition is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, along with a special Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set.

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Relive the enduring romance of Baby and Johnny when Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on a limited Collector’s Edition numbered box set (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on February 7 from Lionsgate. The pop phenomenon that gave audiences some of the most iconic catchphrases and dance sequences in film history stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV’s “Law & Order”), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop
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Blu-ray Review – Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Dirty Dancing, 1987.

Directed by Emile Ardolino.

Starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Wayne Knight, Cynthia Rhodes, Kelly Bishop, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, and Lonny Price.

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1963, teenager Baby Houseman goes on a family holiday and falls in love with a rebellious dance teacher.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, and when you’re nostalgic about a film that celebrates nostalgia you know you’re a) overly sentimental and b) getting old. Yes, we’re at that stage now when those classic movies we loved growing up in the 1980s are getting anniversary editions and this year sees, amongst others, Dirty Dancing getting dusted down and re-packaged in a special 30th anniversary collector’s edition Blu-ray.

It is very doubtful that anybody reading this will need a plot rundown but just in case you’re totally oblivious to the charms of romantic musicals it goes like this:
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'Dirty Dancing' Turns 30! 9 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Film

'Dirty Dancing' Turns 30! 9 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Film
In August, Dirty Dancing will celebrate 30 years since it first captivated audiences with its timeless tale, and Et is digging up some facts about the film that even hardcore fans might not know.

Watch: Abigail Breslin Is 'Stoked' About 'Dirty Dancing' Remake, Hopes to Do It Justice

1. Numerous pairings were considered to play the leads. Today, it's hard to imagine anyone besides Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the starring roles, but surprisingly, they weren't the first choice. The role of Johnny Castle was originally supposed to go to Val Kilmer, but he turned it down. Meanwhile, Grey could have lost the role of Baby Houseman to Sarah Jessica Parker or Sharon Stone, who both reportedly tried out for the part.

2. Some scenes in the movie were made up on the spot. "Tons of things were improvised," the late Swayze said in a featurette for the movie. "When I'm teaching Jennifer and I'm getting frustrated, trying to get
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The Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition trailer is here

Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition DVD details: Lionsgate drop a trailer for the special edition of the classic screen story starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

More on the Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray editions below.

Later this year, Dirty Dancing will very much be present in our lives as a brand new imagining takes to the TV airwaves, but let’s not worry too much about that now, as Lionsgate have just dropped the brand new trailer for the Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray. We are excited.

This timeless, Oscar winning classic is a phenomenally popular coming-of-age tale, beloved by generations. Teenager Baby (Jennifer Grey), goes with her family on vacation to Kellerman’s holiday resort in the Catskill Mountains. Things are pretty tame until she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), a dance teacher at the resort who mesmerises Baby with his dance moves,
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'Dirty Dancing' TV Remake Brings in Katey Sagal

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'Dirty Dancing' TV Remake Brings in Katey Sagal
The cast of ABC's Dirty Dancing, a three-hour TV remake, is starting to come together, now that Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes have been set as the two leads. Deadline reports today that Katey Sagal has signed on to join the cast, with production set to begin this week in North Carolina. The actress is playing Vivian Pressman, a role originally portrayed by Miranda Garrison in the 1987 hit movie.

Vivian Pressman is described as a "bungalow bunny," a former beauty queen who spends her free time trying to seduce the younger male workers at the Kellerman resort, such as Colt Prattes' Johnny Castle. Vivian is also said to be "fabulously wealthy" and recently divorced, who takes matters into her own hands when Johnny leaves her for Baby (Abigail Breslin). Vivian also introduces Marjorie Houseman, Baby's mother, played by Debra Messing, to the resort, and Vivian's single lifestyle causes her
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Katey Sagal Joins ABC's Dirty Dancing Remake as Vivian Pressman

Hurricane Katey is bearing down on the Catskills.

Sons of Anarchy vet Katey Sagal has joined ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake in the role of Vivian Pressman, TVLine has learned.

Vivian — aka the Kellerman’s “bungalow bunny” — is a former beauty queen who likes to seduce younger male staff members like Johnny (played by dancer Colt Prattes). Recently divorced and fabulously wealthy, Vivian introduces Marjorie (Debra Messing) to the freedoms of being single, causing her to question her own marriage. Vivian isn’t used to being rejected, so when Johnny calls things off to be with Baby (Abigail Breslin
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Dirty Dancing Remake at ABC: Mad Men Grad to Play Neil Kellerman

Mad Men alum Trevor Einhorn is Catskills-bound.

Einhorn has been cast as geeky, Baby-crushing Neil Kellerman in ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake, TVLine has learned. Neil takes an immediate interest in Baby, which her father strongly supports, much to Baby’s embarrassment. The role of Max’s tightly wound grandson was played in the original film by Lonny Price.

In addition to his recurring stint as copy writer John Mathis on Mad Men, Einhorn is known for playing Frasier and Lilith’s son Freddy on Frasier.

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Dirty Dancing: Bruce Greenwood Cast as Dr. Jake Houseman in ABC Remake

Dirty Dancing: Bruce Greenwood Cast as Dr. Jake Houseman in ABC Remake
And the recasting of the Houseman clan is now complete.

Bruce Greenwood, who’s currently co-starring in FX’s American Crime Story, The People vs. Oj Simpson, has been tapped to play Houseman patriarch Jake opposite Debra Messing’s Marjorie in ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake, TVLine has learned.

The role of Dr. Houseman was played in the original film by the late Jerry Orbach.

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As previously reported, Scream QueensAbigail Breslin is set to play their daughter Baby, with Modern Family‘s
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Dirty Dancing: Sarah Hyland Joins ABC Remake as Lisa Houseman

Dirty Dancing: Sarah Hyland Joins ABC Remake as Lisa Houseman
Sarah Hyland is joining an old-fashioned family.

The Modern Family actress has signed on to play Lisa Houseman, older sister to Abigail Breslin’s Baby, in ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake, TVLine has confirmed.

The Lisa role was played in the original film by Jane Brucker.

Deadline first reported the Breslin news.

Previously announced cast members include dancer Colt Prattes (as Johnny), The Mysteries of Laura‘s Debra Messing (as Baby’s mother, Marjorie Houseman) and former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger as Penny.

To be adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story) and counting Dirty Dancing
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Dirty Dancing TV remake castings Colt Prattes as Johnny

Newcomer Colt Prattes, who is best known for his appearance in P!nk’s music video for “Try”, has been cast in the iconic Patrick Swayze role of Johnny in ABC and Lionsgate’s upcoming TV remake of Dirty Dancing.

The three-hour musical will see Prattes joining Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) as Baby and Debra Messing (Will & Grace) as Baby’s mother. Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) is directing from a script by Jessica Sharzer (The L Word), while Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, writer of the original movie, will serve as executive producers.
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ABC have cast its Johnny Castle for the ‘Dirty Dancing’ TV special

ABC have revealed the actor to play the iconic Patrick Swayze role of Johnny Castle in their upcoming Dirty Dancing TV special. Colt Prattes will take the part, playing opposite Abigail Breslin, who will play Baby Houseman.

Actor and dancer Prattes will play Castle, leader of the working-class entertainment staff at an early 1960s Catskill Mountains, so reports The Wrap. Debra Messing will play the role of Majorie Houseman, mother of Baby.

Allison Shearmur and the original film’s screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein, who also adapted the film for the stage, will executive produce. Jessica Sharzer adapted the film for television, and Wayne Blair will direct with “Hamilton’s” Andy Blankenbuehler choreographing.

No word on when this one is due, but we’re assuming later this year/ early next.

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'Dirty Dancing' TV Remake Gets Dancer Colt Prattes in Patrick Swayze Role

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'Dirty Dancing' TV Remake Gets Dancer Colt Prattes in Patrick Swayze Role
With Abigail Breslin already locked in to play Baby, ABC's Dirty Dancing has finally found its Johnny Castle. The Wrap reports that actor/dancer Colt Prattes has landed the iconic role in the Dirty Dancing TV special. The site also reports that Debra Messing has come aboard to portray Marjorie Housman, Baby's mother.

ABC's Dirty Dancing is said to be a three-hour musical special, but it won't be airing live like popular specials such as NBC's The Wiz Live! and Fox's Grease: Live. Instead, it will be filmed prior to broadcast, much like Fox's upcoming The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event. Our report from last month revealed that ABC will likely give this special the green light once Johnny Castle was cast, so we may get an official announcement soon, now that Colt Prattes has come aboard.

The original movie was set in the 1960s in a Catskill Mountain resort,
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‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Casts Colt Prattes in Patrick Swayze Role

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Casts Colt Prattes in Patrick Swayze Role
ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” remake has cast its Patrick Swayze. Actor/dancer Colt Prattes will play Johnny, the charismatic dance instructor and leader of the working-class entertainment staff at an early 1960s Catskill Mountains resort, opposite Abigail Breslin. Also set to star in the adaptation is Debra Messing as Marjorie Houseman, mother to Breslin’s character, Baby. Also read: Debra Messing to Co-Star in ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Produced by Lionsgate TV, the “Dirty Dancing” remake will be a three-hour event with filmed song and dance performances, adapted from the 1987 classic starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The
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TV News Roundup: Debra Messing Cast in ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing,’ LeBron James Nabs CNBC Unscripted Series

TV News Roundup: Debra Messing Cast in ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing,’ LeBron James Nabs CNBC Unscripted Series
Debra Messing joins ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” musical event, and LeBron James scores a new CNBC series in today’s TV news roundup…

Casting:

Debra Messing has been cast in ABC’s adaptation of “Dirty Dancing,” it was announced Thursday. Messing will play Marjorie Houseman, mother of Abigail Breslin’s “Baby.” Described as a meticulous 1960s housewife who takes great pride in her family, Marjorie is using the summer vacation to try and rekindle her romance with her workaholic husband. Messing is repped by the Gersh Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and Rick Genow at Stone, Genow.

ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” musical event is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Productions, with exec producers Allison Shearmur, Eleanor Bergstein (who penned the screenplay for the 1987 film) and Adam Anders. The project is being adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer and directed by Wayne Blair.

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