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Dirty Dancing (1987) Poster

(1987)

Goofs

Continuity 

Before the final show/dance, Baby is sitting on her bed getting ready. She is wearing a no-seam bra (not available at the time) and rolling up stockings before putting them on when her sister comes in. When Baby is at the party/final dance, she is wearing a backless dress (no bra) and when dancing, she is wearing pantyhose instead of the stockings (and necessary garter-belt) that she was preparing earlier.
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Anachronisms 

In the scene where Johnny and Baby are dancing on the stage practicing for their performance she is wearing 1980s Keds shoes.
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Driving to the resort at the beginning of the movie, the road has solid center lines which are yellow. In the early '60s centerlines were white, not yellow.
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When Johnny & Baby first dance with the other staff, Otis Redding's "Love Man" is playing. The film takes place in 1963 but Redding didn't record the song until 1967, shortly before his death. In fact, "Love Man" was recorded in the same session as "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" and wasn't a hit until the following year.
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Baby (and several other women in the film, actually) sports an obviously '80s "big hair" perm, something that wasn't in-vogue in 1963. Many women during that era went for straight-hair updos or the "Jackie O" bob look.
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The "Ludwig" logo on Tito's drummer's drum set wasn't introduced until the late 1960's/early 1970's.
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Continuity 

Johnny gets his pants dirty by sliding across the floor, yet they are clean in the next shot.
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In the last dance scene, when Johnny jumps off the stage and goes to the back of the auditorium to get the other "dirty dancers" his hair is alternately wet/dry between shots.
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Size of the hole in Johnny's back window changes between shots.
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When Johnny locks his keys in his car during a torrential rain, you can see the sun reflected shining brightly in the rear window of the car. You can also see that the ground beside the post he picks up is dry and sunlit and you can see shadows cast by the sunlight as Johnny picks up the post.
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During the final dance when Johnny gets ready on stage, he can be seen taking his coat off twice.
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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.
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At the start you can clearly see that Baby's mom has red hair but when they are driving down the drive-way her hair is visibly blonde.
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After Billy with the watermelons finds Baby in the staff area, they start up the long hill of stairs to the faint sounds of 'Do You Love Me' beginning to play. When they reach the the top in the next frame, presumably 2-3 minutes later, the song is still at the beginning.
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Johnny puts his records back twice after talking to Neil.
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Lisa decides to lose her virginity to Robbie. She walks to his cabin that night and when she knocks on the door, there is a white towel on the door knob, a warning that Robbie is "busy". Lisa opens the door and when she closes it, the white towel is gone.
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For the last dance, we see someone put on a record and "I've Had The Time Of My Life" starts to play. Yet, later, we see Kellerman talking with Tito, who is conducting his band, who are now playing the song.
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Before the final dance sequence, as Johnny leaves the stage he starts taking off his jacket. The camera then cuts to off-stage and his jacket is on and he starts taking it off again.
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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.
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When Johnny is leaving, the trunk of his car is stacked high above the edge. When the POV changes to the passenger side of the car and Johnny closes the trunk, the stuff in the trunk isn't seen.
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When Johnny approaches Baby after he dances "Do You Love Me," he asks his cousin what Baby is doing there. She answers, "I carried a watermelon." In the next shot, while Johnny is walking away, she mouths the words but there's no sound. In the shot immediately after, she says the line again.
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When Baby is talking to her father as he sits on the porch, his jacket collar repeatedly swaps between being down and up between shots.
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Baby's weight fluctuates from scene to scene. This is especially noticeable when she is practicing her dance routine up a flight of stairs. She is very thin. But when she performs at the Sheldrake, and right after, she is noticeably heavier.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the scene where Johnny is teaching Baby how to dance on a log of wood over a river, the safety mats for the actors are visible on the river bed for a quick second.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Johnny locks his keys in the car he breaks the rear window to open the passenger side door. We then see him go round to the drivers door and open it. Baby can actually be seen reaching across the seat and unlocking the door while Johnny is walks around the car.
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In the last scene when Johnny and Baby start the dance, everyone in the audience is seated in a chair. However at the end of the scene there are no chairs on the floor. However, you see some of the male dancers stop dancing and begin moving all the chairs for everyone to join in dancing.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Baby and Johnny are driving to the lodge, you see their silhouettes in the car, but not their faces. It's obviously a stunt double wearing a very bad big wig.
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When Baby is painting the "end of the season" show's set, their is no paint on her brush which looks clean and unused.
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When Johnny first slides on the ground towards the camera, you can see his kneepads in the light.
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When Johnny and Baby are driving back to from the other hotel you can clearly see that the car is still in 'park'.
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The film was set in the summer, yet the lake scene where they were practicing the lift was filmed in October. Since the leaves were already turning, they had to paint the leaves in the background. If you look closely you can see where they missed a few in one spot.
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When Johnny has to bust the back window of his car, the shot inside the car shows that the entire window frame gives way, but from the outside shot, there is only a hole and the window frame is in place.
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