Dirty Dancing (I) (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music, Romance


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Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.


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11 May 2017 | Kingslaay
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Dirty Dancing is a classic film that is so memorable that it is hard to say anything negative about it.

It has a reasonable plot but is accompanied by an immortal soundtrack and moments that make this film remarkable. Herein lies it's value as it can be revisited for positive memories and a soundtrack second to none. While many will argue Schindler's list or 12 Years A Slave is a superior film not many will agree you can revisit or watch it over again. The songs featured in this classic will be included on our iPod's and play on the radios for years to come. We will never forget when Patrick Swayze hoisted Jennifer Grey up for the dance sequence at the end, timeless moments that keep this film alive and memorable.

Dirty Dancing in its essence is a film about letting go of strict societal norms and letting the music embrace you. You dance and feel the beat as opposed to observing rules and steps, the music dictates the rhythm and mood. Perhaps this iconic film was significant in the departure from traditional dancing as fewer people know dancing. Dancing as we see in modern movies or real life is people moving to the music without any defined steps, perhaps started by this iconic film.

This film is a must see and should be on your bucket list. It is easy to understand and easy to get lost in this great soundtrack.

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Release Date:

21 August 1987

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Virginia, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,900,000 23 August 1987

Gross USA:

$64,577,242

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$214,577,242

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