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Dirty Dancing

Drama movie directed by Emile Ardolino and Louis J. Horvitz

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you'll have the time of your life!

  • Jul 15, 2002
DIRTY DANCING is still the ultimate guilty pleasure (runners-up include FLASHDANCE and TOP GUN). The film shot Patrick Swayze into the realms of super-stardom and spawned two hit albums and a touring concert event.

Frances 'Baby' Houseman (Jennifer Grey - BOUNCE, TV's "Friends") is vacationing with her parents and older sister at a resort in the Catskills. There, she meets dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze - GHOST, CITY OF JOY). The two opposites immediately attract when Johnny's knocked-up dance partner (Cynthia Rhodes) has to get an abortion leaving Johnny to find a replacement - quick. Baby volunteers, and so begins the glittery, music-filled love story.

The film also features Broadway veterans Jerry Orbach and Kelly Bishop as Baby's parents.

This new Special Edition DVD includes the full 'Dirty Dancing Live in Concert' which included performances by Merry Clayton and the original dancers from the film. There is also the trailer, behind-the-scenes footage and a commentary track.

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Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
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A timeless classic as well as an amazing love story that involves some killer dancing.
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Byron has been actively involved in theatre since the age of 12. He has had a great variety of roles (both on-stage and off). In addition he has hosted the long-running "Show Business" programme … more
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It's summer, 1963. Baby, 17 years old and all idealistic innocence, is vacationing with her parents in the Catskills. She meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, and is mesmerized by him as well as his dance style. She soon becomes Johnny's prize pupil - in dance and in love. Academy Awards: Best Song ("(I've Had) The Time of My Life").
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: 1987
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Eleanor Bergstein
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2001
Runtime: 105 minutes
Studio: Live / Artisan
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