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Dancing scenes involve body rubbing, grinding, and dry humping moves while dancing... thus the name, "Dirty Dancing".

A brief sex scene but no actual sex is shown.

3 love scenes, a brief glance of the backside of the main male characters buttock when he gets out of bed.

In the water scene where the 2 main characters are learning lifts, the female's shirt is white, and you can see her breasts through it, but all you can see is nipples.

When the female character changes clothes in the back of the car, the male character watches from the rear-view mirror.


Two men fight.

There is a scene where a character gets a back street abortion (since abortion was illegal in 1963) and she is obviously in a lot of pain, blood is seen on her clothes.


Shit is used a few times

At least 1 goddamn

1 use of ass.


Some characters are seen drinking and/or smoking.

Re-rating: PG-13 for sexual content including dance moves and language.

This movie was originally rated PG because it came out before PG-13 existed.

Not recommended for under 13.

Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Belgium:KT/EA (original rating) / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-10/7 / France:Tous publics / 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)

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