History Film / DirtyDancing

21st Sep '17 9:42:00 AM HulkingChevon
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* MaybeEverAfter: We don't really know if Johnny and Baby continue their romance after the film ends as she's only there on vacation.
16th Sep '17 8:02:44 AM glickmam
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* FireForgedFriends: Max and Tito. Their conversation during the last song shows how much they had been through (the Great Depression and World War 2 to name a few) over at least 30 years together.

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* FireForgedFriends: Max and Tito.Tito (see JerkWithAHeartOfGold below). Their conversation during the last song shows how much they had been through (the Great Depression and World War 2 to name a few) over at least 30 years together.
5th Sep '17 12:10:10 PM glickmam
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* DemotedToExtra : Robbie's role is much smaller than in the original film.

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* DemotedToExtra : Robbie's role is much smaller than in the original film. film, with Lisa instead pursuing a new love interest, Marco, a member of the resort's house band, which is led by his father, Tito.
5th Sep '17 12:01:24 PM glickmam
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* BrokenPedestal: Baby is saddened to discover her father's elitism when he bans her from associating with Johnny and the other staff members (though in all fairness, it's because of his mistaken belief that Johnny knocked up Penny and wants to protect Baby from a similar fate). Similarly, her father is sorely disappointed in Baby's involvement in Penny's illegal abortion and her deceit, and even more disappointed when he learns that she actually did have sex with Johnny. Most tellingly, however, Dr. Houseman has this reaction at the end towards Robbie, when he discovers that Robbie, who he had permitted to date his other daughter, Lisa, all because he thought he was actually a good boy with a promising future ahead of him, is actually a dirty sleaze who was the actual culprit who got Penny "in trouble" and who didn't even bother to take responsibility.

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* BrokenPedestal: Baby is saddened to discover her father's elitism when he bans her from associating with Johnny and the other staff members (though in all fairness, it's because of his mistaken belief that Johnny knocked up Penny and wants to protect Baby from a similar fate). Similarly, her father is sorely disappointed in Baby's involvement in Penny's illegal abortion and her deceit, and even more disappointed when he learns that she actually did have sex with Johnny. Most tellingly, however, Dr. Houseman has this reaction at the end towards Robbie, when he discovers that Robbie, who he had permitted to date his other daughter, Lisa, all because he thought he was actually a good boy with a promising future ahead of him, is actually a dirty sleaze who was the actual culprit who got Penny "in trouble" and who didn't even bother to take responsibility. This of course causes the pedestals between Baby and her father to be perfectly repaired.
6th Aug '17 2:31:43 AM glickmam
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* BrokenPedestal: Baby is saddened to discover her father's elitism when he bans her from associating with Johnny and the other staff members (though in all fairness, it's because of his mistaken belief that Johnny knocked up Penny and wants to protect Baby from a similar fate). Similarly, her father is sorely disappointed in Baby's involvement in Penny's illegal abortion and her deceit, and even more disappointed when he learns that she actually did have sex with Johnny. Most tellingly, however, Dr. Houseman has this reaction at the end, when he discovers that Robbie, who he had permitted to date his other daughter, Lisa, all because he thought he was actually a good boy with a promising future ahead of him, is actually a dirty sleaze who was the actual culprit who got Penny "in trouble" and who didn't even bother to take responsibility.

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* BrokenPedestal: Baby is saddened to discover her father's elitism when he bans her from associating with Johnny and the other staff members (though in all fairness, it's because of his mistaken belief that Johnny knocked up Penny and wants to protect Baby from a similar fate). Similarly, her father is sorely disappointed in Baby's involvement in Penny's illegal abortion and her deceit, and even more disappointed when he learns that she actually did have sex with Johnny. Most tellingly, however, Dr. Houseman has this reaction at the end, end towards Robbie, when he discovers that Robbie, who he had permitted to date his other daughter, Lisa, all because he thought he was actually a good boy with a promising future ahead of him, is actually a dirty sleaze who was the actual culprit who got Penny "in trouble" and who didn't even bother to take responsibility.
3rd Aug '17 4:29:48 PM glickmam
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* BrokenPedestal: Baby is saddened to discover her father's elitism when he bans her from associating with Johnny and the other staff members (though in all fairness, it's because of his mistaken belief that Johnny knocked up Penny and wants to protect Baby from a similar fate). Similarly, her father is sorely disappointed in Baby's involvement in Penny's illegal abortion and her deceit, and even more disappointed when he learns that she actually did have sex with Johnny.

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* BrokenPedestal: Baby is saddened to discover her father's elitism when he bans her from associating with Johnny and the other staff members (though in all fairness, it's because of his mistaken belief that Johnny knocked up Penny and wants to protect Baby from a similar fate). Similarly, her father is sorely disappointed in Baby's involvement in Penny's illegal abortion and her deceit, and even more disappointed when he learns that she actually did have sex with Johnny. Most tellingly, however, Dr. Houseman has this reaction at the end, when he discovers that Robbie, who he had permitted to date his other daughter, Lisa, all because he thought he was actually a good boy with a promising future ahead of him, is actually a dirty sleaze who was the actual culprit who got Penny "in trouble" and who didn't even bother to take responsibility.
3rd Aug '17 4:16:41 PM glickmam
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''Dirty Dancing'' is a 1987 romance film starring Jennifer Grey and Creator/PatrickSwayze and directed by Emile Ardolino. A sleeper hit, it became a sensation upon release, with reports of people supposedly viewing the film, then immediately returning to the theater to watch it a second time. Amusingly, the studio that produced and distributed ''Dirty Dancing'', Vestron Pictures, only planned to release the film in theaters for only a weekend, and then send it straight to home video, since they had originally been in the video distribution business long before entering film production.

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''Dirty Dancing'' is a 1987 romance film starring Jennifer Grey and Creator/PatrickSwayze Creator/PatrickSwayze, written by Eleanor Bergstein, and directed by Emile Ardolino. A sleeper hit, it became a sensation upon release, with reports of people supposedly viewing the film, then immediately returning to the theater to watch it a second time. Amusingly, the studio that produced and distributed ''Dirty Dancing'', Vestron Pictures, only planned to release the film in theaters for only a weekend, and then send it straight to home video, since they had originally been in the video distribution business long before entering film production.
3rd Aug '17 4:15:33 PM glickmam
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''Dirty Dancing'' is a 1987 romance film starring Jennifer Grey and Creator/PatrickSwayze. A sleeper hit, it became a sensation upon release, with reports of people supposedly viewing the film, then immediately returning to the theater to watch it a second time. Amusingly, the studio that produced and distributed ''Dirty Dancing'', Vestron Pictures, only planned to release the film in theaters for only a weekend, and then send it straight to home video, since they had originally been in the video distribution business long before entering film production.

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''Dirty Dancing'' is a 1987 romance film starring Jennifer Grey and Creator/PatrickSwayze.Creator/PatrickSwayze and directed by Emile Ardolino. A sleeper hit, it became a sensation upon release, with reports of people supposedly viewing the film, then immediately returning to the theater to watch it a second time. Amusingly, the studio that produced and distributed ''Dirty Dancing'', Vestron Pictures, only planned to release the film in theaters for only a weekend, and then send it straight to home video, since they had originally been in the video distribution business long before entering film production.
6th Jul '17 12:26:27 PM creader
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* ChekhovsSkill

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* ExtravertedNerd / CasanovaWannabe: Neil Kellerman. He's short and unattractive (compared to Johnny), but boasts that he's "the catch of the county" because he's heir to the Kellerman empire.

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* ExtravertedNerd / CasanovaWannabe: ExtravertedNerd: Neil Kellerman. He's short and unattractive (compared to Johnny), but boasts that he's "the catch of the county" because he's heir to the Kellerman empire.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard / NiceJobFixingItVillain: How Jake finds out the truth about Penny's abortion. Near the end of the film, while some of the staffers are singing the resort's anthem, Jake approaches Robbie, hands him an envelope containing either a check or a letter of recommendation, and wishes him good luck in medical school. Robbie replies by thanking Jake for helping Penny out and telling him, "I guess we've all gotten into messes", effectively confessing and insulting Penny at the same time. Jake, who is understandably miffed, and not just over Robbie's deed, but also at himself for allowing Robbie to date Lisa at the same time, takes the envelope back.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard / NiceJobFixingItVillain: HoistByHisOwnPetard: How Jake finds out the truth about Penny's abortion. Near the end of the film, while some of the staffers are singing the resort's anthem, Jake approaches Robbie, hands him an envelope containing either a check or a letter of recommendation, and wishes him good luck in medical school. Robbie replies by thanking Jake for helping Penny out and telling him, "I guess we've all gotten into messes", effectively confessing and insulting Penny at the same time. Jake, who is understandably miffed, and not just over Robbie's deed, but also at himself for allowing Robbie to date Lisa at the same time, takes the envelope back.



* AdaptationalJerkass: Both Jake and Johnny are much douchier in the remake than they were in the original.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Penny is considerably friendlier in the remake than her 1987 film counterpart, and Lisa and Baby's relationship is less antagonistic.



* TookALevelInKindness : Penny is considerably friendlier in the remake than her 1987 film counterpart, and Lisa and Baby's relationship is less antagonistic.
* TookALevelInJerkass : Both Jake and Johnny are much douchier in the remake than they were in the original.
29th May '17 1:17:16 PM shamblingdead2
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* MinorCharacterMajorSong : Penny and Vivian each get a show-stopper.

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* MinorCharacterMajorSong : Penny Penny, Marjorie, and Vivian each get a show-stopper.
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