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Dirty Dancing -- Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.
Dirty Dancing -- Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.
Dirty Dancing -- Clip: Log Bridge
Dirty Dancing -- Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.
Dirty Dancing -- Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.

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Writer:
Eleanor Bergstein (written by)
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Release Date:
21 August 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Have the time of your life See more »
Plot:
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 12 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Dancing With Working Class Snobbery See more (396 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Grey ... Baby Houseman

Patrick Swayze ... Johnny Castle

Jerry Orbach ... Jake Houseman

Cynthia Rhodes ... Penny Johnson

Jack Weston ... Max Kellerman

Jane Brucker ... Lisa Houseman

Kelly Bishop ... Marjorie Houseman

Lonny Price ... Neil Kellerman
Max Cantor ... Robbie Gould
Charles 'Honi' Coles ... Tito Suarez (as Charles Honi Coles)

Neal Jones ... Billy Kostecki
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow ... Magician

Wayne Knight ... Stan
Paula Trueman ... Mrs. Schumacher
Alvin Myerovich ... Mr. Schumacher
Miranda Garrison ... Vivian Pressman
Garry Goodrow ... Moe Pressman

Antone Pagan ... Staff Kid
Thomas Cannold ... Bus Boy (as Tom Cannold)
M.R. Fletcher ... Dirty Dancer
Jesus Fuentes ... Dirty Dancer

Heather Lea Gerdes ... Dirty Dancer
Karen Getz ... Dirty Dancer
Andrew Charles Koch ... Dirty Dancer
D.A. Pauley ... Dirty Dancer
Doriana Sanchez ... Dirty Dancer (as Dorian Sanchez)
Jennifer Stahl ... Dirty Dancer
Jonathan Barnes ... Tito's Band
Dwyght Bryan ... Tito's Band
Tom Drake ... Tito's Band
John Gotz ... Tito's Band
Dwayne Malphus ... Tito's Band
Clifford Watkins ... Tito's Band (as Dr. Clifford Watkins)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Emile Ardolino ... Cameo (uncredited)

Darren W. Conrad ... Dirty Dancer (uncredited)
Lori Janney ... Young Woman Walking Lake (uncredited)
Karen Kaster ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jonathan Reed ... Hotel Guest / Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Emile Ardolino 
 
Writing credits
Eleanor Bergstein (written by)

Produced by
Doro Bachrach .... associate producer
Eleanor Bergstein .... co-producer
Mitchell Cannold .... executive producer
Linda Gottlieb .... producer
Steven Reuther .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Morris 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Jur 
 
Film Editing by
Peter C. Frank 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Haack 
Stephen J. Lineweaver  (as Stephen Lineweaver)
 
Set Decoration by
Clay A. Griffith  (as Clay Griffith)
 
Costume Design by
Hilary Rosenfeld 
 
Makeup Department
Fríða Aradóttir .... hair stylist (as Frida Aradottir)
David Forrest .... makeup artist
Gilbert La Chapelle .... makeup artist (as Gilbert LaChapelle)
Marlies Vallant .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eileen Eichenstein .... production supervisor
Tammy J. Green .... post-production supervisor
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... production manager (as Jeffrey Hayes)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herb Gains .... first assistant director
Nathalie Vadim .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David H. Allen .... property master (as David Allen)
Kevin Lee Allen .... assistant art director (as Kevin Allen)
Tommy Allen .... assistant art director (as Tom Allen)
Bill Ballou .... construction coordinator
Jennifer Gilbert .... set dresser
Aryn Chapman .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Wayne Shepherd .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Axtell .... sound recordist (as Doug Axtell)
George Baetz .... sound recordist
Michael DiCosimo .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording mixer
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
Mark Rathaus .... sound editor
Dan Sable .... supervising sound editor
Ann Stein .... adr editor (as Anne Stein)
Douglas Axtell .... boom operator (uncredited)
Bob Olari .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Denise Amirante .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Jim Lovelett .... stunt coordinator (as James Lovlett)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Barrett .... grip
Michael F. Barrow .... gaffer (as Michael Barrow)
Michael F. Barrow .... provider: lighting and grip equipment (as Michael Barrow)
Robert L. Blatman .... first assistant camera (as Rob Blatman)
Ted Churchill .... Steadicam operator
Adger W. Cowans .... special still photographer (as Adger Cowans)
Donne Daniels .... key grip
Ric Delgado .... electrician (as Richard Delgado)
Bill Flick .... grip (as William Flick)
Neil Holcomb .... grip
David Knox .... Steadicam operator
Kelly Elder McGowen .... second assistant camera (as Kelly McGowan)
John Merriman .... best boy
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator (as Randy Nolan)
Curtis Pepper .... electrician
Robert Spencer .... electrician
Peter Van Eynde .... dolly grip
Greg White-Wiegand .... generator operator
Quintin Woo .... electrician
Scott Zigler .... electrician
Edward Cohen .... electrician (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... Steadicam assistant (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jeff Block .... casting assistant (as Jeffrey Block)
David Cady .... casting assistant
Isabelle Kramer .... extras casting (as Isabelle Cramer)
Sabrina Padwa .... extras casting
Greg Smith .... dance casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe
Lisa Grace Erndt .... wardrobe (as Lisa G. Erndt)
Elizabeth Feldbauer .... wardrobe
Claudia Stephens .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Guy Barresi .... assistant editor
Girish Bhargava .... editor: additional dance editing
Farrel Levy .... associate editor (as Farrel Levy Duffy)
Andrew Marcus .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor
Danny Goldberg .... music supervisor
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow .... period music consultant
Roger Rhodes .... scoring engineer
Jimmy Ienner .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tutt Esquerre .... provider: picture cars
Jerry Jackson .... transportation coordinator (as Jerry W. Jackson)
David Milchen .... transportation captain (as Dave Milchen)
 
Other crew
Marilyn Bailey .... script supervisor
Steven Baker .... caterer
Keith Bunting .... production assistant
Russell Burrell .... production assistant
Dean Byrd .... location coordinator
Parnes Cartwright .... set production assistant
Jacob F. Conrad .... location manager (as Jacob Conrad)
Julia Cort .... set production assistant
Jeff Fender .... production assistant
Adam Lee Freeman .... production assistant (as Adam Freeman)
Michael Gallagher .... production assistant
Miranda Garrison .... assistant choreographer
Sam Goldrich .... financial consultant
Alan Grabelsky .... production executive
Tony Hardmon .... production assistant
Jim Helein .... production assistant
George Howell .... production assistant
Melania Kang .... caterer
Alice Katz .... set production assistant
Christine M. Kiolbassa .... location secretary (as Christine Kiolbassa)
Lisa Manshel .... assistant to producers
Marina Marit .... production assistant (as Marina Merit)
John Marston .... production assistant (as John Marston)
Heather McGrath .... production assistant
Scott Mednick .... logo designer
Eric Milchen .... craft service
Chris Northup .... production assistant
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Susan Pickett .... set production assistant
Brian Robertson .... production assistant
Dana Robin .... location coordinator
Eric P. Steckler .... assistant auditor (as Eric Steckler)
Jonathan Wolf .... production auditor (as Jonathan D. Wolf)
Dori Berinstein .... production executive (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
John Marston .... location projectionist (uncredited)
Chris Northup .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington .... key location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Goldman .... special thanks
Jackie Horner .... special thanks
Jimmy Ienner .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
USA:100 min
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Sound Mix:
DTS (re-release) | Dolby Digital (re-release) | Dolby (original release) | SDDS (re-release)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Belgium:KT (original rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-10/7 | France:U | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | Ireland:12A | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Norway:12 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (2007) | South Korea:18 (1988) | Sweden:7 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:12A (re-rating) (2004) | USA:PG-13 (Approved No. 28371) | West Germany:12 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The song "She's Like The Wind" was co-written by Patrick Swayze with Stacy Widelitz and sung by Patrick Swayze.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: in the scene where Baby's dad is telling them that he wants to leave early, Baby's hair is laying nicely in one shot, sticking up everywhere in the next shot and then fixed again in the next shot.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Radio disc jockey:[on radio] 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.
Baby:[voiceover] 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 summer we went to Kellerman's.
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Soundtrack:
Cry to MeSee more »

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35 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Dancing With Working Class Snobbery, 23 May 2015
Author: garthbarnes-97268 from United States

Spoilers Ahead:

First, the dancing up at the worker's lodge is not dirty dancing it is gross dancing. Grabbing someone's ass while dancing is foreplay not art. The popularity of this film is a complete mystery to me. There is a reason why Jennifer Grey only had one other lead role in the virtually unknown WIND. Her voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard; when she raises her voice, which she does often, it sounds like cats being strangled. She ruined every scene she was seen in FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. The film features some legendary cringe moments; how about the one that made all 500 people in the Eastgate die laughing? When Patrick, where are my muscles, Swayze leaps from the dais and begins what can only be described as hen jutting of his face back and forth I, and several other people, fell out of our seats onto the floor. Cut, Patrick, no more of that hen movement with the head sonny.

The main problem with this unfunny, boring, badly acted piece of crap is the reverse working class snobbery. All the rich people, including Baby's father, are complete pompous asses. Of course, the workers are all saintly angels who are victimized by the evil rich owner and his arrogant, snotty, wimpy son. Yes, Penny gets pregnant but it is not her fault; the evil waiter Robbie who aspires to be rich and he even reads, brace yourself, ANN RYND. Oh, my God what a bastard!! Yes, baby is our bad acting, half ass missionary bringing the light to those saintly dumb asses who need her guidance. She is one of the Peace Corps for trashy dancing dummies. Please, OK we just ate; villains come in all classes for those watching too much of this crap. I happen to agree with gunnery Sgt. Hartman in FULL METAL JACKET; here you are all equally worthless.

The cast is a who is who of bad actors. The stunning star of one of the biggest bombs in cinema STAYING ALIVE plays the poor, helpless Penny. It is so slow and boring; it drags on and on, one tired cliché after another. One hit song, hungry eyes, does not a soundtrack make; please want to know how bad the score is? When Patrick Swayze sings head for the exits rapidly. We have to listen to Jennifer shriek, whine and generally bitch the entire movie until I considered whether I could bludgeon myself with my red vines. Fans, there is a reason this director never worked again; The film is a big pile of poop. Yes, baby is not only a good dancer but she taught him the kind of person he wants to be: well, Patrick you taught us where we want to be; OUT OF THE THEATER AS FAST AS WE CAN RUN.

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