Dirty Dancing

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Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American musical romance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach. Originally a low-budget film by... read more
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Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American musical romance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach. Originally a low-budget film by a new studio, Great American Films Limited Partnership, and with no major stars (except Broadway legend Orbach in a supporting role), Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit. As of 2009, it has earned over $214 million worldwide. It was the first film to sell more than a million copies on home video, and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack created by Jimmy Ienner generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet. The film's popularity led to a 2004 prequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, as well as a stage version which has had sellout performances in Australia, Europe, and North America. In 2011, a Dirty Dancing remake was announced with Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, as the director. However, on June 8, 2012, Lionsgate announced they were postponing the reboot. Citing casting reasons, the remake release was put off until 2014 at the earliest. In February 2015, it was scheduled to be a TV movie. The remake was officially canceled in July 2015, but it was later picked up by ABC. According to a December 2015 report from Entertainment Weekly, no air date has been confirmed.

Original Release

08/21/1987

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Cast

Jennifer Grey Baby Houseman
Patrick Swayze Johnny Castle
Jerry Orbach Jake Houseman
Cynthia Rhodes Penny Johnson
Jack Weston Max Kellerman
Jane Brucker Lisa Houseman
Kelly Bishop Marjorie Houseman
Lonny Price Neil Kellerman
Max Cantor Robbie Gould
Charles 'Honi' Coles Tito Suarez (as Charles Honi Coles)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Emile Ardolino

Writers

Eleanor Bergstein

Cast

Jennifer Grey Baby Houseman
Patrick Swayze Johnny Castle
Jerry Orbach Jake Houseman
Cynthia Rhodes Penny Johnson
Jack Weston Max Kellerman
Jane Brucker Lisa Houseman
Kelly Bishop Marjorie Houseman
Lonny Price Neil Kellerman
Max Cantor Robbie Gould
Charles 'Honi' Coles Tito Suarez (as Charles Honi Coles)
Neal Jones Billy Kostecki
Wayne Knight Stan
Paula Trueman Mrs. Schumacher
Alvin Myerovich Mr. Schumacher
Miranda Garrison Vivian Pressman
Garry Goodrow Moe Pressman
Antone Pagan Staff Kid (as Antone Pagan)
Thomas Cannold Bus Boy (as Tom Cannold)
Heather Lea Gerdes Dirty Dancer
Jesus Fuentes Dirty Dancer

Producers

Mitchell Cannold Executive Producer
Steven Reuther Executive Producer
Linda Gottlieb Producer
Doro Bachrach Producer
Eleanor Bergstein Producer

Editors

Peter C. Frank

1988 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Won
1988 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1988 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1988 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1988 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Won
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