Dirty Dancing (1987)
Front Cover Actor
Patrick Swayze Johnny Castle
Jennifer Grey Frances "Baby" Houseman
Jerry Orbach Dr. 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
Various Artists
Monique Parent
Movie Details
Genre Musical; Romance
Director Emile Ardolino; N/A
Studio Vestron
Language English
Audience Rating PG13
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
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. However, 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 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 features several of its artists. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 166
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region 2; Region 4
Release Date 2003
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
*Animated Menu
*Animated Chapter Selection