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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.

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Eleanor Bergstein (written by)
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Release Date:
21 August 1987 (USA) See more »
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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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Won Oscar. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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guilty pleasure See more (410 total) »


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USA:100 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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DTS (re-release) | Dolby Digital (re-release) | Dolby (original release) | SDDS (re-release)
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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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Max Cantor 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 »
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Anachronisms: Johnny tells Baby that the Schumacher's were involved in the thefts and that by "fingerprinting their water glasses" it was discovered that they were wanted in Arizona. In 1963, there was no automated interstate fingerprint database, and any fingerprint searches at that time had be done manually, and would have taken weeks, not just a day as depicted in the film. The FBI's NCIC (National Crime Information Center) was not created until 1967 and AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) was not created until after 1980.See more »
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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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Left for Dead (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Johnny's MamboSee more »

37 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
guilty pleasure, 3 August 2004
Author: charest58 from Capitola, CA

I first saw this movie with my fiancée many years after it came out. I thought I would hate it, but to my surprise it is so cheesy that it's great. We've spent many hours reenacting parts of the movie ("Sylvia?!Yes Mickey?" or "I'm sorry you had to see that Baby. Sometimes in this world we see things that we don't want to."). My financee cracks up every time I imitate Neil. Also the music is classic and fun to sing along with, especially on road trips. Of course I don't admit any of this to my male friends. It's like a guilty pleasure. I seriously watch Dirty Dancing once a month or more and it is just as good every time. Jennifer Grey is also so cute in this movie. Its too bad her career never really took off.

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