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.

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  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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