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Dirty Dancing ()

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featuring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston

A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee's dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort's floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny's dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby's father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists. Mark Deming, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

sweet and tender

by garyp on Apr 22, 2010

jennifer grey is excellent in conveying the character's sentiments, emotions, and has a nice laugh.


Sexiest movie ever made

by NMW20 on Aug 26, 2008

You fall in love with Johnny Castle soon as you set eyes on him; when he walks through the restaurant. Baby is the shy, rich girl who falls in love with the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Who proves to everyone that he?s not as bad as he comes across. Such a romantic movie, with brilliant dances and an amazing soundtrack. A must to watch for any girl/woman who?s been in love or wishes to be in love.

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Bruce K

Guys love "Dirty Dancing" and other coming-of-age movies too!

I watch the movie at least once a year. I'm an old romantic I guess. I wish I had been in Patrick Swayze's shoes. In my teen years, I used a similar though substandard technique often, and that was before the movie came out. Few can compare to Patrick Swayze's performance. I miss those good old days ... Read more

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