Dirty Dancing


1h 45m 1987

Brief Synopsis

Its the summer of 1963 and Baby is stuck at the Catskills with her parents. Attempting to make the best of the situation, Baby attends the organized classes on merengue dancing and wig demonstration. Suddenly, all of that changes when she meets Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor. With Johnny, Baby learns the steps to a new dance--a dirty dance--that allows her to discover new strengths and new talents in order to define her place in a rapidly changing world. Under the influence of Rhythm and Blues, Baby can now express herself and her love for Johnny.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Dance
Musical
Period
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT/VESTRON PICTURES
Location
North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Its the summer of 1963 and Baby is stuck at the Catskills with her parents. Attempting to make the best of the situation, Baby attends the organized classes on merengue dancing and wig demonstration. Suddenly, all of that changes when she meets Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor. With Johnny, Baby learns the steps to a new dance--a dirty dance--that allows her to discover new strengths and new talents in order to define her place in a rapidly changing world. Under the influence of Rhythm and Blues, Baby can now express herself and her love for Johnny.

Crew

David Allen

Property Master

Kevin Allen

Assistant Art Director

Tom Allen

Assistant Art Director

Denise Amirante

Stunts

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Frida Aradottir

Hair Stylist

Douglas Axtell

Sound Recordist

Doro Bachrach

Associate Producer

George Baetz

Sound Recordist

Marilyn Bailey

Script Supervisor

Steven Baker

Caterer

Bill Ballou

Construction Coordinator

Guy Barresi

Assistant Editor

Tom Barrett

Grip

Michael Barrow

Gaffer

Michael Barrow

Lighting

Eleanor Bergstein

Coproducer

Eleanor Bergstein

Screenplay

Girish Bhargava

Editing

Rob Blatman

Assistant Camera Operator

Jeffrey Block

Casting Associate

Erich Bulling

Song

Keith Bunting

Production Assistant

Mark Burchard

Wardrobe

Solomon Burke

Song Performer

Russell Burrell

Production Assistant

Dean Byrd

Location Coordinator

David Cady

Casting Associate

Mitchell Cannold

Executive Producer

Eric Carmen

Song Performer

Eric Carmen

Song

Parnes Cartwright

Set Production Assistant

Neal Cavanaugh

Song

Bruce Chanel

Song Performer

David Chapman

Production Designer

Ted Churchill

Steadicam Operator

Merry Clayton

Song Performer

Jacob Conrad

Location Manager

Julia Cort

Set Production Assistant

Adger Cowans

Photography

Isabelle Cramer

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mike Curb

Song

John D'andrea

Song

Donne Daniels

Key Grip

Joseph Debeasi

Music Editor

Ric Delgado

Electrician

John Denicola

Song

Michael Dicosimo

Consultant

Rick Dior

Rerecording

Norman Douglass

Stunts

Farrel Levy Duffy

Associate Editor

Eileen Eichenstein

Production Supervisor

Lisa G Erndt

Wardrobe

Tutt Esquerre

Other

Elizabeth Feldbauer

Wardrobe

Jeff Fender

Production Assistant

William Flick

Grip

David Craig Forrest

Makeup Artist

Peter C Frank

Editor

Wendy Fraser

Song Performer

Adam Freeman

Production Assistant

Terry Fryer

Song

Herb Gains

Assistant Director

Michael Gallagher

Production Assistant

Miranda Garrison

Choreographer

Jennifer Gilbert

On-Set Dresser

Danny Goldberg

Music Supervisor

Sam Goldrich

Consultant

Berry Gordy

Song

Linda Gottlieb

Producer

Tom Graf

Song

Tammy J Green

Post-Production Supervisor

Clay A. Griffith

Set Decorator

Mark Haack

Art Director

Tony Hardmon

Production Assistant

Jeffrey Hayes

Production Manager

Jim Helein

Production Assistant

Neil Holcomb

Grip

George Howell

Production Assistant

Jimmy Ienner

Special Thanks To

Jerry Jackson

Other

Tom Johnston

Song Performer

Jeffrey Jur

Director Of Photography

Melania Kang

Caterer

Alice Katz

Set Production Assistant

Christine Kiolbassa

Other

David Knox

Steadicam Operator

Gilbert Lachapelle

Makeup Artist

Stephen J Lineweaver

Art Director

Michael Lloyd

Song

Michael Lloyd

Music Supervisor

James Lovelett

Stunt Coordinator

Marko Luciani

Song

Lisa Manshel

Assistant

Andrew Marcus

Assistant Editor

Donald Markowitz

Song

John Marston

Production Assistant

Kelly Mcgowan

Assistant Camera Operator

Heather Mcgrath

Production Assistant

Bill Medley

Song Performer

Scott Mednick

Other

Marina Merit

Production Assistant

John Merriman

Best Boy

David Milchen

Transportation Captain

Eric Milchen

Craft Service

John Morris

Music

Morrow

Consultant

Randy Nolan

Steadicam Operator

Chris Northup

Production Assistant

Kenny Ortega

Choreographer

Sabrina Padwa

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Gene Page

Song

Curtis Pepper

Electrician

Lou Perez

Song

Susan Pickett

Set Production Assistant

Frankie Previte

Song

John Patrick Pritchett

Sound Mixer

Mark Rathaus

Sound Editor

Otis Redding

Song Performer

Steven Reuther

Executive Producer

Roger Rhodes

Other

Brian Robertson

Production Assistant

Dana Robin

Location Coordinator

Hilary Rosenfeld

Costumes

Dan Sable

Sound Editor

Mark Scola

Song

Greg Smith

Casting

Phil Spector

Song

Robert M Spencer

Electrician

Eric Steckler

Production Auditor

Anne Stein

Adr Editor

Claudia Stephens

Wardrobe

Patrick Swayze

Song

Patrick Swayze

Song Performer

The Ronettes

Song Performer

The Shirelles

Song Performer

Bonnie Timmermann

Casting

Nathalie Vadim

Assistant Director

Marlies Vallant

Hair Stylist

Frankie Valli

Song Performer

Peter Van Eynde

Dolly Grip

Jennifer Warnes

Song Performer

Greg White-wiegand

Other

Stacy Widelitz

Song

Peter Wilson

Song

Jonathan D Wolf

Production Auditor

Quintin Woo

Electrician

Alfie Zappacosta

Song Performer

Alfie Zappacosta

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Dance
Musical
Period
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT/VESTRON PICTURES
Location
North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Award Wins

Best Song

1987

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 12, 1987

Released in United States on Video January 6, 1988

Released in United States Summer August 21, 1987

Re-released in United States August 22, 1997

Re-released in United States on Video January 19, 1994

Re-released in United States on Video October 21, 1997

Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 12, 1987.

10th Anniversary edition is digitally remastered and first- time-on-video in letterbox edition.

Formerly distributed by Vestron Video.

Began shooting September 22, 1986.

Released in United States on Video January 6, 1988

Re-released in United States on Video January 19, 1994

Released in United States May 12, 1987 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival May 12, 1987.)

Released in United States Summer August 21, 1987

Re-released in United States August 22, 1997

Re-released in United States on Video October 21, 1997 (10th Anniversary Edition)