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 ... Written by
Amanda W, amended by Linda C.
First dance. First love. The time of your life.
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21 August 1987 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $162,378
(22 August 1997)
(12 September 1997)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
played the role of Robbie Gould in the film. Max was the son of Broadway producer Arthur Cantor
. They lived in the Dakota Apartments on West 72nd in NYC with John Lennon
and other residents. Max attended Harvard University and died of a heroin overdose at the age of 32. See more
When Johnny jumps off the porch to fight the guy who's been
taunting him, his belt buckle is buckled. Then, when he lands on the ground and starts fighting, his belt is buckled undone. Then after a punch is thrown it's buckled again. See more
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Hi, everybody, this is your Cousin Brucie. Whoa! Our summer romances are in full bloom, and everybody, but everybody's in love. So cousins, here's a great song from The Four Seasons.
That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the ...
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Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Written by Gerry Goffin
(uncredited) and Carole King
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of Gusto Records
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