PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in Flashdance (1983).
Radio disc jockey:
Hi, everybody, this is your Cousin Brucie. Whoa! Our summer romances are in full bloom, and everybody, but everybody's in love. So cousins, here's a great song from The Four Seasons.
Baby: That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and ...
When Johnny & Baby first dance with the other staff, Otis Redding's "Love Man" is playing. The film takes place in 1963 but Redding didn't record the song until 1967, shortly before his death. In fact, "Love Man" was recorded in the same session as "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" and wasn't a hit until the following year.
$3,900,000 23 August 1987
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