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Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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Baby Houseman
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Johnny Castle
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Jake Houseman
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Penny Johnson
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Max Kellerman
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Lisa Houseman
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Marjorie Houseman
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Neil Kellerman
Max Cantor ...
Robbie Gould
Charles 'Honi' Coles ...
Tito Suarez (as Charles Honi Coles)
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Billy Kostecki
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow ...
Magician
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Stan
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Mrs. Schumacher
Alvin Myerovich ...
Mr. Schumacher
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Vivian Pressman
Garry Goodrow ...
Moe Pressman
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Staff Kid (as Antone Pagan)
Thomas Cannold ...
Bus Boy (as Tom Cannold)
M.R. Fletcher ...
Dirty Dancer
Jesus Fuentes ...
Dirty Dancer
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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)
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Boy in Crowd (uncredited)
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Cameo (uncredited)
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Dirty Dancer (uncredited)
Lori Janney ...
Young Woman Walking Lake (uncredited)
Karen Kaster ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Maxine McClanahan ...
Dirty Dancer (uncredited)
Jonathan Reed ...
Hotel Guest / Dancer (uncredited)

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Emile Ardolino ... (directed by)

Written by

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Eleanor Bergstein ... (written by)

Produced by

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Doro Bachrach ... associate producer
Eleanor Bergstein ... co-producer
Mitchell Cannold ... executive producer
Linda Gottlieb ... producer (produced by)
Steven Reuther ... executive producer

Music by

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John Morris ... (musical score by)

Cinematography by

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Jeffrey Jur ... director of photography (as Jeff Jur)

Film Editing by

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Peter C. Frank

Editorial Department

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Pankaj Bajpai ... colorist
Guy Barresi ... assistant editor
Girish Bhargava ... editor: additional dance editing
Farrel Levy ... associate editor (as Farrel Levy Duffy)
Andrew Marcus ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Bonnie Timmermann ... (casting)

Production Design by

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David Chapman

Art Direction by

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Mark Haack
Stephen J. Lineweaver ... (as Stephen Lineweaver)

Set Decoration by

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Clay A. Griffith ... (as Clay Griffith)

Costume Design by

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Hilary Rosenfeld ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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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

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Eileen Eichenstein ... production supervisor
Tammy J. Green ... post-production supervisor
Jeffrey L. Hayes ... production manager (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Lawrence Kasanoff ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Herbert W. Gains ... first assistant director (as Herb Gains)
Nathalie Vadim ... second assistant director

Art Department

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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)
Ken Chocolate ... set dresser (uncredited)
Wayne Shepherd ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Axtell ... sound recordist (as Doug Axtell)
George Baetz ... sound recordist
Michael DiCosimo ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Rick Dior ... 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)
Dale Bartlett ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Bob Olari ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Lynn Sable ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr mixer (uncredited)

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Chris F. Woods ... title/optical producer: R/Greenberg Assoc. (uncredited)

Stunts

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Denise Amirante ... stunts
Bill Anagnos ... stunts
Norman Douglass ... stunts
Jim Lovelett ... stunt coordinator (as James Lovlett)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Barrett ... grip
Michael F. Barrow ... gaffer (as Michael 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)
Al Knight ... add set electric (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér ... steadicam assistant (uncredited)

Casting Department

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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

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Mark Burchard ... wardrobe
Lisa Grace Erndt ... wardrobe (as Lisa G. Erndt)
Elizabeth Feldbauer ... wardrobe
Claudia Stephens ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Dean Byrd ... location coordinator
Jacob F. Conrad ... location manager (as Jacob Conrad)
Christine M. Kiolbassa ... location secretary (as Christine Kiolbassa)
Dana Robin ... location coordinator
John Marston ... location projectionist (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ... key location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jellybean Benítez ... additional production & remix: "Yes"
Joseph S. DeBeasi ... music editor
Danny Goldberg ... music supervisor
Edie Lehmann Boddicker ... singer
Michael Lloyd ... music supervisor
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow ... period music consultant
Roger Rhodes ... scoring engineer
Jellybean Benítez ... music remixer: "Yes" (uncredited)
Jimmy Ienner ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Marks ... music editor (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Marilyn Bailey ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Tutt Esquerre ... provider: picture cars
Jerry Jackson ... transportation coordinator (as Jerry W. Jackson)
David Milchen ... transportation captain (as Dave Milchen)

Additional Crew

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Steven Baker ... caterer
Keith Bunting ... production assistant
Russell Burrell ... production assistant
Parnes Cartwright ... set production assistant
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
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
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)
Cynthia Daddona ... production planning assistant: Vestron Pictures (uncredited)
Chris Northup ... assistant to director (uncredited)
Melissa Smith ... sales coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michael Goldman ... special thanks
Jackie Horner ... special thanks
Jimmy Ienner ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

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 action of her life, Baby later sneaks out to see Johnny, ostensibly to apologize for her father's rudeness, and ends up consummating her relationship with Johnny. A jealous fellow vacationer sees Baby sneaking out of Johnny's bungalow the next morning, and in an act of retribution, tells management that he is responsible for a theft the evening before, knowing he would not furnish his real whereabouts. Written by Amanda W, amended by Linda C.

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Also Known As
  • 熱舞17 (Taiwan)
  • Dirty Dancing: Ritmo Quente (Brazil)
  • İlk Dans, İlk Aşk (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Danse lascive (Canada, French title)
  • Räpane tants (Estonia)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $162,378, 24 Aug 1997
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $150,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Patrick Swayze had to convince Jennifer Grey to be in this film, because she had disliked him so much while filming Red Dawn (1984). See more »
Goofs When Johnny and 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. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Out of Africa (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Be My Baby See more »
Quotes Baby: Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.
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