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Dirty Dancing Movie

Movie Review for Dirty Dancing


Dance and romance come together in this 80's movie. Direty Dancing is the story of a young girl who falls in love with her dance teacher.

Dirty Dancing DVD


Summer love is taken up a notch in the movie Dirty Dancing, where a girl Frances (played by Jennifer Grey) enrolls in a dance class and falls in love with her teacher, Johnny Castle (played by Patrick Swayze).

Johnny Castle is a summer camp dance teacher by day, but at nights he teaches his students the art of dirty dancing. Frances then becomes Johnny’s lover in Dirty Dancing, but they must decide if their love is strong enough and if they can handle the responsibility it brings.


Frances 'Baby' Houseman - Jennifer Grey
Johnny Castle - Patrick Swayze
Dr. Jake Houseman - Jerry Orbach
Penny Johnson - Cynthia Rhodes
Max Kellerman - Jack Weston
Lisa Houseman - Jane Brucker
Marjorie Houseman - Kelly Bishop
Neil Kellerman - Lonny Price
Robbie Gould - Max Cantor
Tito Suarez - Charles 'Honi' Coles
Billy Kostecki - Neal Jones
Magician - 'Cousin Brucie' Morrow
Stan - Wayne Knight
Mrs. Schumacher - Paula Trueman
Mr. Schumacher - Alvin Myerovich


The song She’s Like the Wind in the Dirty Dancing movie was actually written and sung by Patrick Swayze, who played Johnny Castle.

Actor Billy Zane was supposed to get the role of Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. If only he danced well enough, he would have been chosen.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Dirty Dancing was released to theatres on 08/21/1987 by Vestron, and grossed $63,892,689 at the box office in the US.

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