History Film / DirtyDancing

15th Mar '17 3:40:13 PM Ciara25
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: One of the strongest aversions in cinema. [[spoiler: Penny goes through one without a second thought, even though she's scared. But although the operation turns out to be a back-alley abortion that nearly costs Penny her life, Dr. Houseman saves her, doesn't report her, and even assures her that she'll still be able to have children later, without once blaming her or condemning her for her choice; his criticism is reserved entirely for the guy who got her into the predicament to begin with, and to his daughter for lying to him and getting involved. The movie even has a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when Penny is shown wordlessly thanking him at the end of the movie]].

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: One of the strongest aversions in cinema. [[spoiler: Penny goes through one without a second thought, even though she's scared. But although scared, and her friends support her throughout. Although the operation turns out to be a back-alley abortion that nearly costs Penny her life, Dr. Houseman saves her, doesn't report her, and even assures her that she'll still be able to have children later, without once blaming her or condemning her for her choice; his criticism is reserved entirely for the guy who got her into the predicament to begin with, and to his daughter for lying to him and getting involved. The movie even has a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when Penny is shown wordlessly thanking him at the end of the movie]].
12th Jan '17 9:30:43 PM glickmam
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* JerkAss: In addition to Robbie, there's also Vivian Pressman, a highly oversexed resort guest who falsely accuses Johnny of stealing her husband Moe's wallet after he spurns her sexual advances in favor of Baby.

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* JerkAss: In addition to Robbie, there's also Vivian Pressman, Pressman (Miranda Garrison), a highly oversexed resort guest who falsely accuses Johnny of stealing her husband Moe's wallet after he spurns her sexual advances in favor of Baby.



* ParentalObliviousness: Marge remains blissfully unaware of what goes on throughout the film, though a deleted scene indicates that she isn't as clueless as initially presented--she sternly chastises Baby for her behavior and reveals that she had been in a similar situation before meeting Jake. Jake also. He never realizes what Baby is involved in until he's dragged into it on one occasion--when she runs to get his help after Penny's botched abortion--and when Baby confesses at another time. This isn't due to stupidity, he simply has never had any reason to doubt or distrust her.

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* ParentalObliviousness: Baby's mother, Marge (Kelly Bishop) remains blissfully unaware of what goes on throughout the film, though a deleted scene indicates that she isn't as clueless as initially presented--she sternly chastises Baby for her behavior and reveals that she had been in a similar situation before meeting Jake. Jake also. He never realizes what Baby is involved in until he's dragged into it on one occasion--when she runs to get his help after Penny's botched abortion--and when Baby confesses at another time. This isn't due to stupidity, he simply has never had any reason to doubt or distrust her.
6th Jan '17 8:56:02 AM TrueBlue170
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* CannotTellALie: Baby. To the point where in one deleted scene, she threatens to lie about Lisa when the latter threatens to tell their parents about her sneaking around, warning her that their parents will believe ''her'' because she never lies, and in another, her father instantly believes her when she confesses to a minor incident, simply by saying, "It has to be true. Baby never lies". This is ''after'' discovering her deception regarding Penny's abortion, when he'd have every reason to doubt anything she says.



* CannotTellALie: Baby. To the point where in one deleted scene, she threatens to lie about Lisa when the latter threatens to tell their parents about her sneaking around, warning her that their parents will believe ''her'' because she never lies, and in another, her father instantly believes her when she confesses to a minor incident, simply by saying, "It has to be true. Baby never lies". This is ''after'' discovering her deception regarding Penny's abortion, when he'd have every reason to doubt anything she says.
6th Jan '17 8:55:24 AM TrueBlue170
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* CantBelieveISaidThat: This is Baby's reaction to awkwardly telling Johnny that she "carried a watermelon" when they first meet.
18th Aug '16 6:06:45 PM foxley
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* TheUnfavorite: In one of her few scenes with genuine emotional depth, Lisa implies that she has felt like this for some time, and gloats that Baby is in this position now.
---> '''Lisa''': "You're not Daddy's girl anymore. He listens when ''I'' talk now".
** Baby has a few moments like this, where it's implied that she doesn't think she's as pretty as Lisa--who visibly smirks at her when Robbie hits on her and completely ignores Baby--thus explaining her initial shyness and awkwardness around Johnny.


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* TheUnfavorite: In one of her few scenes with genuine emotional depth, Lisa implies that she has felt like this for some time, and gloats that Baby is in this position now.
---> '''Lisa''': "You're not Daddy's girl anymore. He listens when ''I'' talk now".
** Baby has a few moments like this, where it's implied that she doesn't think she's as pretty as Lisa--who visibly smirks at her when Robbie hits on her and completely ignores Baby--thus explaining her initial shyness and awkwardness around Johnny.
* WatchingTheReflectionUndress: While driving back from their dance performance, Johnny watches Baby change via the car's rearview mirror.
15th May '16 2:00:36 AM glickmam
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* SesameStreetCred: Happened with Lonny Price, Miranda Garrison, Kelly Bishop, Jerry Orbach, and producer Linda Gottlieb. Price previously made his film debut as Ronnie Crawford in ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'', while Garrison went on to choreograph ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland''. Meanwhile, Bishop previously co-starred in ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' alongside future ''Series/SquareOneTelevision'' ensemble regular Priscilla Lopez, whilst Orbach later went on to co-star in ''Film/FXMurderByIllusion'' alongside ''Series/SesameStreet'' cast member Roscoe Orman (Gordon). Finally, Gottlieb was previously an executive assistant to ''Sesame Street'' creator Joan Ganz Cooney, and, in fact, had helped Cooney write the grant proposal to convince various foundations and government agencies to provide funding for ''Sesame Street''

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* SesameStreetCred: Happened with Lonny Price, Miranda Garrison, Kelly Bishop, Jerry Orbach, and producer Linda Gottlieb. Price previously made his film debut as Ronnie Crawford in ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'', while Garrison went on to choreograph ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland''. Meanwhile, Bishop previously co-starred in ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' alongside future ''Series/SquareOneTelevision'' ''Series/SquareOneTV'' ensemble regular Priscilla Lopez, whilst Orbach later went on to co-star in ''Film/FXMurderByIllusion'' alongside ''Series/SesameStreet'' cast member Roscoe Orman (Gordon). Finally, Gottlieb was previously an executive assistant to ''Sesame Street'' creator Joan Ganz Cooney, and, in fact, had helped Cooney write the grant proposal to convince various foundations and government agencies to provide funding for ''Sesame Street''
15th May '16 1:59:21 AM glickmam
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* SesameStreetCred: Happened with both Lonny Price and Miranda Garrison of all people. Before he was cast as Neil, Price previously made his film debut as Ronnie Crawford in ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan''. Garrison also worked in the Muppet stable when she choreographed ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland''. In addition, Kelly Bishop previously co-starred in ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' alongside future ''Series/SquareOneTV'' ensemble regular Priscilla Lopez. Also, Jerry Orbach also co-starred in ''Film/FXMurderByIllusion'' alongside ''Series/SesameStreet'' cast member Roscoe Orman. To top it all off, producer Linda Gottlieb had previously served as an executive assistant to ''Sesame Street'' creator and Sesame Workshop founder and president Joan Ganz Cooney, and, in fact, had helped Ms. Cooney write the grant proposal to convince various foundations and government agencies to help provide funding for ''Sesame Street''.

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* SesameStreetCred: Happened with both Lonny Price and Price, Miranda Garrison of all people. Before he was cast as Neil, Garrison, Kelly Bishop, Jerry Orbach, and producer Linda Gottlieb. Price previously made his film debut as Ronnie Crawford in ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan''. ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'', while Garrison also worked in the Muppet stable when she choreographed went on to choreograph ''Film/TheAdventuresOfElmoInGrouchland''. In addition, Kelly Meanwhile, Bishop previously co-starred in ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' alongside future ''Series/SquareOneTV'' ''Series/SquareOneTelevision'' ensemble regular Priscilla Lopez. Also, Jerry Lopez, whilst Orbach also co-starred later went on to co-star in ''Film/FXMurderByIllusion'' alongside ''Series/SesameStreet'' cast member Roscoe Orman. To top it all off, producer Linda Orman (Gordon). Finally, Gottlieb had was previously served as an executive assistant to ''Sesame Street'' creator and Sesame Workshop founder and president Joan Ganz Cooney, and, in fact, had helped Ms. Cooney write the grant proposal to convince various foundations and government agencies to help provide funding for ''Sesame Street''.Street''
14th May '16 2:03:42 PM TitoMosquito
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* AllForNothing: Baby provides an alibi (ahem) for Johnny when he's accused of theft. He gets canned anyway for having a sexual relationship with a guest. Though it wasn't ''all'' for nothing, not for Johnny, since nobody like her ever stood up for someone like him.

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* AllForNothing: Baby provides an alibi (ahem) for Johnny when he's accused of theft. He gets canned anyway for having a sexual relationship with a guest. Though it wasn't ''all'' for nothing, not for Johnny, Johnny anyway, since nobody like her ever stood up for someone like him.



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: One of the strongest aversions in cinema. [[spoiler: Penny goes through one without a second thought, even though she's scared. But although the operation turns out to be a back-alley abortion that nearly costs Penny her life, Dr. Houseman saves her, doesn't report her, and even assures her that she'll still be able to have children later, without once blaming her or condemning her for her choice; his criticism is reserved entirely for the guy who got her into the predicament to begin with. The movie even has a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when Penny is shown wordlessly thanking him at the end of the movie]].

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: One of the strongest aversions in cinema. [[spoiler: Penny goes through one without a second thought, even though she's scared. But although the operation turns out to be a back-alley abortion that nearly costs Penny her life, Dr. Houseman saves her, doesn't report her, and even assures her that she'll still be able to have children later, without once blaming her or condemning her for her choice; his criticism is reserved entirely for the guy who got her into the predicament to begin with.with, and to his daughter for lying to him and getting involved. The movie even has a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when Penny is shown wordlessly thanking him at the end of the movie]].
4th May '16 8:51:14 PM DrOO7
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* InterclassRomance: Wealthy Baby and wrong-side-of-the-tracks Johnny. To a lesser extent with wealthy Robbie and wrong-side-of-the-tracks Penny.


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* TheNotLoveInterest: Penny and Johnny, though they may have been at some point before the story. Despite their flawless chemistry as dance partners, they're nothing more than very good friends.
8th Apr '16 3:27:17 PM TitoMosquito
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* AllForNothing: Baby provides an alibi (ahem) for Johnny when he's accused of theft. He gets canned anyway for having a sexual relationship with a guest.

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* AllForNothing: Baby provides an alibi (ahem) for Johnny when he's accused of theft. He gets canned anyway for having a sexual relationship with a guest. Though it wasn't ''all'' for nothing, not for Johnny, since nobody like her ever stood up for someone like him.
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