Dirty Dancing

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Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances "Baby" Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer -- and unexpectedly falling in love. The object of her affection? The resort's free-spirited dance instructor.

  1. Eleanor Bergstein


  2. Emile Ardolino


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jennifer Grey

    Jennifer Grey

    Baby (Frances) Houseman

  2. Patrick Swayze

    Patrick Swayze

    Johnny Castle

  3. Jerry Orbach

    Jerry Orbach

    Dr. Jake Houseman

  4. Cynthia Rhodes

    Cynthia Rhodes

    Penny Johnson

  5. Jack Weston

    Jack Weston

    Max Kellerman

  6. Jane Brucker

    Jane Brucker

    Lisa Houseman

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $213,954,274.00

Homepage http://lionsgateathome.com/dirty-dancing

Release Information

  • August 17, 1987
    PG-13, Premiere
  • August 21, 1987
    PG-13, Theatrical
  • September 8, 1997
    PG-13, Physical
  • May 8, 2007
    PG-13, Physical



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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

This was schmaltzy but decent and could have been a lot worse. Normally I run from this sort of film like the plague but Patrick Swayze's recent death and me greatly enjoying 'Point Break' recently made me want to check out another one of his finest roles ('Ghost' and 'Road House' will have to wait, methinks.). When I got my first DJ-ing job, working the night shift at the now-defunct K-102 FM in Woodstock as a teenager, I often received calls asking for any of the three hit songs from its stellar and nostalgia-wringing soundtrack: Eric Carmen's 'Hungry Eyes', Swayze's own 'She's Like the Wind'... read the rest.

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