History Film / DirtyDancing

17th Jan '18 9:03:58 PM shamblingdead2
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** Vivian, too, who is sitting alone during the final dance.
26th Dec '17 9:32:22 AM glickmam
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** Even within the help this clash is seen. The waiters were recruited from Ivy League schools, are encouraged to romance the girls--Max outright says "I brought you here to show the goddamn daughters a good time"--and clearly look down on the dance teachers, who are from the wrong side of the tracks and threatened with punishment should they become involved with a guest--indeed, Johnny is fired when his and Baby's relationship is revealed. Note that Dr. Houseman sternly disapproves of them while having no problem with Robbie and Lisa's relationship (meanwhile, Penny fears that it's ''she'' who will be fired for sleeping with Robbie).

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** Even within the help this clash is seen. The waiters were recruited from Ivy League schools, are encouraged to romance the girls--Max outright says "I brought you here to show the goddamn daughters a good time"--and clearly look down on the dance teachers, who are from the wrong side of the tracks and threatened with punishment should they become involved with a guest--indeed, Johnny is fired when his and Baby's relationship is revealed. Note that Dr. Houseman sternly disapproves of them while having no problem with Robbie and Lisa's relationship (meanwhile, (to be fair, though, this is largely only because he mistakenly believes that Johnny got Penny "in trouble and sent her off to some butcher while he moved on to an innocent young girl" like Baby) Penny fears that it's ''she'' who will be fired for sleeping with Robbie).Robbie.
16th Dec '17 6:44:04 PM glickmam
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Soon after, she learns Johnny's dance partner Penny (Cynthia Rhodes) needs an illegal abortion resulting from an affair from resort waiter Robbie Gould (Max Cantor), who has begun dating Baby's older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker). The only night they can see the abortion doctor is the same night Johnny and Penny earn extra money performing at another hotel; with no one to fill in, they might lose the gig, so Baby offers to help. As Johnny teaches her how to dance, the two grow close. But Baby's family would never approve of the relationship, and she needs to decide if it's worth fighting for...

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Soon after, she learns Johnny's dance partner Penny (Cynthia Rhodes) needs an illegal abortion resulting from an affair from resort waiter Robbie Gould (Max Cantor), who has begun dating Baby's older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker). The only night they can see the abortion doctor is the same night Johnny and Penny earn extra money performing at another hotel; a neighboring hotel named The Sheldrake with no one to fill in, they might lose the gig, so Baby offers to help. As Johnny teaches her how to dance, the two grow close. But Baby's family would never approve of the relationship, and she needs to decide if it's worth fighting for...
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As mentioned above, this film was a major coup for Vestron Pictures, which, up until this point, solely involved with home video distribution. As a result of this film's success, Vestron turned it into a minor franchise, cranking out a TV series (see below) and a music tour which played in 90 cities for three months and was telecast on Creator/{{VH1}}. They also began getting more involved in making movies and actually began fully financing them (Vestron had released movies before ''Dirty Dancing'' came out, but those movies were made by outside filmmakers and Vestron was only handling distribution). Unfortunately, however, the market's preferences matured, and shifted from watching almost any film to just watching "A" titles, which was the majors' specialty, Vestron was already committed to about 20 "B" to low-"A" projects, and as a result many of these films ended up flopping at the box office, and these flops, coupled with the fact that Vestron's former clients were now forming their own home video divisions and thus content became more difficult to acquire, the company eventually went bankrupt and closed down on January 11, 1991.



In addition to the prequel, there was a ''very'' short lived TV series based on the film, which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1988 to 1989. In addition to not having any of the original cast and very limited involvement from the crew, the show had one glaring plot change: Baby (played by a young Melora Hardin) was now Max Kellerman's daughter and in charge of Johnny as the resort's talent director.

A musical stage adaptation titled ''Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage'' debuted in Australia in 2004, and various versions have toured throughout the US and the UK.

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In addition to the prequel, there was a ''very'' short lived TV series based on the film, which ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1988 to 1989. In addition to not having any of the original cast and very limited involvement from the crew, the show had one glaring plot change: Baby (played by a young Melora Hardin) was now Max Kellerman's (played by [=McLean=] Stevenson) daughter and in charge of Johnny (played by Patrick Cassidy) as the resort's talent director.

A musical stage adaptation titled ''Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage'' debuted in Australia in 2004, and various versions have toured throughout the US and the UK.
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16th Dec '17 6:13:18 PM glickmam
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In 2004, a prequel entitled ''Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights'' was released by Creator/LionsGate, which holds the rights to the original courtesy of their ownership of the Vestron Pictures library. Set during the Cuban Revolution, the film's only connection to the first is a cameo by Patrick Swayze, who got $5 million for this scene (compared to the $200,000 for his starring role in the original film), and in fact, it's a repeat of the original (Peter Sagal -- yes, [[Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe the NPR host]] -- has a story credit on the film, but almost none of his original script, which wasn't even intended to be a ''Dirty Dancing'' movie, remains in the final product). The film bombed with audiences and critics and was quickly forgotten.

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In 2004, a prequel entitled ''Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights'' was released by Creator/LionsGate, which holds the rights to the original courtesy of their ownership of the Vestron Pictures library. Set during the Cuban Revolution, the film's only connection to the first is a cameo by Patrick Swayze, who got $5 million for this scene (compared to the $200,000 for his starring role in the original film), and in fact, it's a repeat of the original (Peter Sagal -- yes, [[Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe the NPR host]] host of ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' on Creator/{{NPR}} -- has a story credit on the film, but almost none of his original script, which wasn't even intended to be a ''Dirty Dancing'' movie, remains in the final product). The film bombed with audiences and critics and was quickly forgotten.
6th Nov '17 9:21:17 AM twilicorn
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A Made for TV musical, starring Creator/AbigailBreslin as Baby, Colt Prattes as Johnny, Debra Messing as Mrs. Houseman, Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Houseman, Creator/SarahHyland as Lisa, Tony Roberts as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn as Neil Kellerman, and Nicole Scherzinger as Penny, aired May 24, 2017 on Creator/{{ABC}}. It did not fare well with either fans or critics.

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A Made for TV musical, starring Creator/AbigailBreslin as Baby, Colt Prattes as Johnny, Debra Messing as Mrs. Houseman, Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Houseman, Creator/SarahHyland as Lisa, Tony Roberts as Max Kellerman, Trevor Einhorn as Neil Kellerman, and Nicole Scherzinger as Penny, aired May 24, 2017 on Creator/{{ABC}}. It did not fare well with either fans or critics.
27th Oct '17 7:20:02 AM HulkingChevon
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Baby tells Jake off in an emotional scene for his treatment of Johnny and herself.
25th Oct '17 6:05:52 PM glickmam
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* AscendedExtra: Jake and Marjorie get this treatment due to now having a subplot involving their marriage being on the rocks, as does Tito due to the presence of his son, Marco, who also has a subplot involving him romantically pursuing Lisa after she breaks up with Robbie.
18th Oct '17 7:19:28 PM DrOO7
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* SexyDiscretionShot: Javier and Katey embrace, begin to undress. . .cut to the outside of the cabana as we see their [[SexySilhouette silhouettes]] lying down. The next morning, they're snuggled together, with him shirtless and her [[SexyShirtSwitch wearing his shirt]].
14th Oct '17 5:23:11 PM lorgskyegon
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* CovertPervert: After the Sheldrake dance, Baby changes in the back seat of Johnny's car and he checks her out in the rear view mirror.


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* LesYay: A bit between Baby and Penny as they dance together half dressed and sweaty.
11th Oct '17 10:38:27 PM DrOO7
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** In ''Havana Nights'', Katey's date--the son of her father's boss--gets fresh with her during their evening out. He actually has the decency to apologize and even provide her with an alibi for whenever she sneaks off to see James.
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