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Dirty Dancing

PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

Cast: Jennifer Grey , Patrick Swayze , Jerry Orbach , Cynthia Rhodes , Jack Weston , Jane Brucker , Kelly Bishop , Lonny Price

Director: Emile Ardolino

Genres: Romance

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Release Date: August 21st, 1987|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • August 25, 2012 sadiemae1214
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    Dirty Dancing is my favorite movie. I have the DVD and the soundtrack. I just finished reading Patrick Swayze\'s autobiography \"The Time Of My Life\". It has everything about his career from beginning to end and he talks about the filming of his movies and TV shows in detail with pictures. It\'s a great book ! We lost a great actor when we lost Partick Swayze, may he rest in peace.

  • August 25, 2012 English
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    Dirty Dancing is my most favorite movie. I even like it as much as Gone With The Wind. They are both my favorites. I have both on DVD and will keep watching them forever.

  • March 07, 2011 BeagleDachshund
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    I absolutely love this movie and could watch it over and over again.

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