History Trivia / DirtyDancing

28th Nov '17 3:27:49 PM ClintEastwood
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** Johnny also counts. Swayze was 35, but his character is probably supposed to be in his mid-twenties.

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** Johnny also counts. Swayze Creator/PatrickSwayze was 35, but his character Johnny is probably supposed to be in his mid-twenties.



* DolledUpInstallment: ''Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights'' started life as a stirring and gritty war drama about the Cuban Revolution, focusing on a 15-year-old American girl in Cuba at the time, and the difficulties of the revolution being led by the youth, as virtually all of the revolutionaries were under 30.



* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Swayze and Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', while Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. Also, Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes also appeared together in the music video for Music/{{Toto}}'s "Rosanna." In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: When the film was screened for Aaron Russo, a producer at Vestron Pictures, his reaction to the film was "Burn the negative and collect the insurance."



* NoStuntDouble: Creator/PatrickSwayze insisted on doing his own stunts. During the log scene he kept on falling off of the log and injured his knee so badly he had to have fluid drained from the swelling.



* RealitySubtext: Swayze and Grey didn't get along back when they appeared together in ''Film/RedDawn1984''. The tension seen on-screen during Baby's TrainingMontage (set to "Hungry Eyes") in particular had to do with their past working relationship, nerves, long hours, Grey's moods (ranging from crying due to not dealing with criticism well to bouts of the giggles), and Swayze's frustration with Grey. According to Swayze, one of the things that first broke down the barrier was his learning that Jennifer -- daughter of famous Broadway dancer Joel Grey -- had never learned how to dance; he apparently couldn't stop laughing for several minutes when she told him.

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* PermanentPlaceholder: The dancing that Creator/PatrickSwayze and Jennifer Grey do during the love scene was actually the same dance that they did for the screen tests. It was not originally supposed to be in the film.
* ProductionPosse[=/=]ThoseTwoActors: Creator/PatrickSwayze and Jennifer Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', while Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. Also, Swayze and Cynthia Rhodes also appeared together in the music video for Music/{{Toto}}'s "Rosanna." In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.
* RealitySubtext: Swayze Creator/PatrickSwayze and Jennifer Grey didn't get along back when they appeared together in ''Film/RedDawn1984''. The tension seen on-screen during Baby's TrainingMontage (set to "Hungry Eyes") in particular had to do with their past working relationship, nerves, long hours, Grey's moods (ranging from crying due to not dealing with criticism well to bouts of the giggles), and Swayze's frustration with Grey. According to Swayze, one of the things that first broke down the barrier was his learning that Jennifer -- daughter of famous Broadway dancer Joel Grey -- had never learned how to dance; he apparently couldn't stop laughing for several minutes when she told him.



** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.

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** Sarah Jessica Parker Creator/SarahJessicaParker and Billy Zane Creator/BillyZane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''. ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.
** Creator/ValKilmer also turned down the role of Johnny.
** Creator/SharonStone auditioned for Baby.
** Johnny Castle was originally Italian. This was changed when Creator/PatrickSwayze was cast.



** ''Dirty Dancing 2'' started life as a stirring and gritty war drama about the Cuban Revolution, focusing on a 15-year-old American girl in Cuba at the time, and the difficulties of the revolution being led by the youth, as virtually all of the revolutionaries were under 30.
24th Oct '17 7:46:03 PM glickmam
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* OldShame: The prequel was actress Romola Garai's first Hollywood film (she's English) and she repeatedly has cited the filming of the movie as being an extremely negative experience which caused her to re-evaluate working in Hollywood. In a 2004 interview with The Telegraph she explained that the filmmakers "were obsessed with having someone skinny. I just thought, why didn't they get someone like Creator/KateBosworth, if that's what they wanted?" Garai also later revealed that producer Harvey Weinstein whose company, Miramax was distributing the film, had required her to meet him alone in a hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe in order to obtain the part: "I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory."

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* OldShame: The prequel was actress Romola Garai's first Hollywood film (she's English) and she repeatedly has cited the filming of the movie as being an extremely negative experience which caused her to re-evaluate working in Hollywood. In a 2004 interview with The Telegraph she explained that the filmmakers "were obsessed with having someone skinny. I just thought, why didn't they get someone like Creator/KateBosworth, if that's what they wanted?" Garai also later revealed that producer Harvey Weinstein Weinstein, whose company, Miramax Miramax, was distributing co-producing the film, had required her to meet him alone in a hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe in order to obtain the part: "I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory."
11th Oct '17 10:44:59 PM DrOO7
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* OldShame: The prequel was actress Romola Garai's first Hollywood film (she's English) and she repeatedly has cited the filming of the movie as being an extremely negative experience which caused her to re-evaluate working in Hollywood. In a 2004 interview with The Telegraph she explained that the filmmakers "were obsessed with having someone skinny. I just thought, why didn't they get someone like Creator/Kate Bosworth, if that's what they wanted?" Garai also later revealed that producer Harvey Weinstein whose company, Miramax was distributing the film, had required her to meet him alone in a hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe in order to obtain the part: "I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory."

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* OldShame: The prequel was actress Romola Garai's first Hollywood film (she's English) and she repeatedly has cited the filming of the movie as being an extremely negative experience which caused her to re-evaluate working in Hollywood. In a 2004 interview with The Telegraph she explained that the filmmakers "were obsessed with having someone skinny. I just thought, why didn't they get someone like Creator/Kate Bosworth, Creator/KateBosworth, if that's what they wanted?" Garai also later revealed that producer Harvey Weinstein whose company, Miramax was distributing the film, had required her to meet him alone in a hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe in order to obtain the part: "I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory."
11th Oct '17 10:44:24 PM DrOO7
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* CaliforniaDoubling: ''Havana Nights'' was set in Cuba, but fueled in Puerto Rico.


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* OldShame: The prequel was actress Romola Garai's first Hollywood film (she's English) and she repeatedly has cited the filming of the movie as being an extremely negative experience which caused her to re-evaluate working in Hollywood. In a 2004 interview with The Telegraph she explained that the filmmakers "were obsessed with having someone skinny. I just thought, why didn't they get someone like Creator/Kate Bosworth, if that's what they wanted?" Garai also later revealed that producer Harvey Weinstein whose company, Miramax was distributing the film, had required her to meet him alone in a hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe in order to obtain the part: "I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory."
16th Sep '17 8:12:00 AM glickmam
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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with the entire cast but with Miranda Garrison in particular, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.

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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with the entire cast but with Miranda Garrison in particular, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that which aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.
16th Sep '17 8:11:22 AM glickmam
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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with Miranda Garrison, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.

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* IAmNotSpock: Averted with the entire cast but with Miranda Garrison, Garrison in particular, who continued her association with the film long after everyone else had pretty much moved on with their careers. In addition to appearing on the DVD's, Garrison was a judge on ''Dirty Dancing: The Time of Your Life'', which was a British dance competition TV show that aired on British channel Sky Living and was presented by model Kelly Brook and featured top choreographer Sean Cheesman and Royal Ballet dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison as fellow judges. The show was taped at the Mountain Lake resort in Giles County, Virginia, where, coincidentally, the original movie was filmed.
10th Aug '17 10:36:46 PM glickmam
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Like the Housemans, Bergstein and her family actually spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains. In addition, during her college years, Bergstein was also a dance instructor working under legendary ballroom dancer and businessman Arthur Murray, and in fact, actually based Johnny on a fellow instructor.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Like the Housemans, Bergstein and her family actually spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains. In addition, during her college years, Bergstein was also a dance instructor working under legendary ballroom dancer and businessman dance studio proprietor Arthur Murray, and in fact, actually based Johnny on a fellow instructor.
6th Aug '17 2:45:03 AM glickmam
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Bergstein and her family spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains and while her parents were golfing Bergstein was dancing. She was a teenage Mambo queen, competing in local "dirty dancing" competitions and during university she worked as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray dance studios.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Like the Housemans, Bergstein and her family actually spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains and while Mountains. In addition, during her parents were golfing college years, Bergstein was dancing. She was a teenage Mambo queen, competing in local "dirty dancing" competitions and during university she worked as also a dance instructor at working under legendary ballroom dancer and businessman Arthur Murray dance studios.Murray, and in fact, actually based Johnny on a fellow instructor.
3rd Aug '17 4:21:39 PM glickmam
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** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and
director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.

to:

** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and
and director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.
3rd Aug '17 4:20:49 PM glickmam
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** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.

to:

** Sarah Jessica Parker and Billy Zane originally auditioned for the roles of Baby and Johnny, but they couldn't dance very well, and and
director Emile Ardolino only wanted experienced dancers in the film, to avoid the problems of using dance doubles, which occurred in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Eleanor Bergstein based much of the character of Baby on her own life. Bergstein and her family spent summers in the luxury resorts of the Catskill Mountains and while her parents were golfing Bergstein was dancing. She was a teenage Mambo queen, competing in local "dirty dancing" competitions and during university she worked as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray dance studios.
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