Dirty Dancing (DVD)

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Description

Headstrong 17-year-old Baby Houseman hardly expects her family's usual summer vacation in the Catskills to be momentous. But then Baby spies Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor from the wrong side of the tracks. Johnny's facing a crisis: his dance partner and friend Penny is pregnant and has reluctantly decided to get an abortion. This leaves Johnny a solo act--until Baby agrees to take Penny's place. She has to learn how to dance first, however, and as Johnny teaches her the choreography's sexy, seductive moves, the two fall in love. But Baby's father believes that Johnny is the creep who got Penny pregnant, and he furiously orders Baby to end the relationship. Baby knows that Johnny's innocent--and with her feisty idealism and his dance talent, the two will prove to Baby's father that their love is worth fighting for.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805091628
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Sep 2008
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Romance
Region
Region 2
Year
1987
Language
English
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
1.78:1
Studio
Mandate
Runtime
96 min
Age Restriction
13 PG
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Dirty Dancing
Release Year
1987
Running Time
101 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Musicals / Blockbuster / Coming Of Age / Dance / Essential Cinema / Love Story / Nostalgic / Personal Triumph / Racy / Romance / Teenage / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
It's summer, 1963. Baby, 17 years old and all idealistic innocence, is vacationing with her parents in the Catskills. She meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, and is mesmerized by him as well as his dance style. She soon becomes Johnny's prize pupil - in dance and in love. Academy Awards: Best Song ("(I've Had) The Time of My Life").
Notes
Copyright 1987 Vestron Pictures, Inc.
Cast & Crew
Director
Emile Ardolino
Star
Kelly Bishop / Max Cantor / Miranda Garrison / Garry Goodrow / Jennifer Grey / Neal Jones / Wayne Knight / Jerry Orbach / Lonny Price / Cynthia Rhodes / Patrick Swayze / Jack Weston
Composer
John Morris
Producer
Eleanor Bergstein / Linda Gottlieb
Director of Photography
Jeffrey Jur
Editor
Peter Frank
Production Designer
David Chapman
Costume Designer
Hilary Rosenfeld
Choreographer
Kenny Ortega
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"[A] slumber-party classic..."
Whitney Pastorek (15 Apr 2005, p.48)
Los Angeles Times
"...Smart and funny, touching and unabashedly sexual....Grey and Swayze are tough, thoughtful, lovely actors..."
Sheila Benson (21 Aug 1987, p.C1)
New York Times
"...Nicely bittersweet....A drive and a pulse that give the film real excitement..."
Vincent Canby (21 Aug 1987, p.C3)
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his '80s classic transcends cynicism to give warm-fuzzies the world over."
Jane Crowther (1 Mar 2007, p.46)
Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hanks to a fabulous soundtrack and enthusiastic performances, it's still as much fun as ever."
Nikki Baughan (1 Dec 2007, p.98)
Variety
"...Some nice dance sequences and a likable performance by Jennifer Grey make the film more than watchable..."
Jagr. (20 May 1987, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Original Song
Winner: 1987 - John DeNicola
Best Original Song
Winner: 1987 - Donald Markowitz
Best Original Song
Winner: 1987 - Franke Previte