History Trivia / DirtyDancing

6th Jul '17 12:19:33 PM creader
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished : According to WordOfGod, they had to make up Cynthia Rhodes to look worse during the agony scene, because she was too beautiful without makeup to look convincing.



* CreatorCameo : Writer/Producer Eleanor Bergstein is the woman Johnny is dancing with when Baby comes to get him after she finds Penny in the kitchen.



** Her sister
17th Jun '17 9:18:20 PM jormis29
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* ActorAllusion: When Kelly Bishop, playing Baby's mother, Marge, says of her daughter's dancing abilities, "She gets that from me." Kelly Bishop is a former ballet and Broadway dancer who was Sheila Bryant in the original production of ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. Jerry Orbach himself was also a well known Broadway dancer and he was Billy Flynn in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. In fact, both musicals engaged in a famous rivalry for box office receipts and Tony awards when they opened within months of each other in 1975.

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* ActorAllusion: When Kelly Bishop, playing Baby's mother, Marge, says of her daughter's dancing abilities, "She gets that from me." Kelly Bishop is a former ballet and Broadway dancer who was Sheila Bryant in the original production of ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. Jerry Orbach Creator/JerryOrbach himself was also a well known Broadway dancer and he was Billy Flynn in the original production of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}''. In fact, both musicals engaged in a famous rivalry for box office receipts and Tony awards when they opened within months of each other in 1975.



* TheOtherMarty: Originally, Marge was played by Lynn Lipton, who is briefly seen in the beginning when the Houseman family first pulls into Kellerman's (she is in the front seat for a few seconds; her blonde hair is the only indication). Unfortunately, however, she became ill during the first week of shooting and was replaced by Kelly Bishop, who had already been cast to play Vivian. Ms. Bishop initially expressed reservations about the role of Marge, but Jerry Orbach convinced her to accept the role, telling her "Take it. It's much nicer." To play the role of Vivian, Miranda Garrison stepped in.

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* TheOtherMarty: Originally, Marge was played by Lynn Lipton, who is briefly seen in the beginning when the Houseman family first pulls into Kellerman's (she is in the front seat for a few seconds; her blonde hair is the only indication). Unfortunately, however, she became ill during the first week of shooting and was replaced by Kelly Bishop, who had already been cast to play Vivian. Ms. Bishop initially expressed reservations about the role of Marge, but Jerry Orbach Creator/JerryOrbach convinced her to accept the role, telling her "Take it. It's much nicer." To play the role of Vivian, Miranda Garrison stepped in.
27th May '17 9:26:34 AM danlansdowne
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** Also fast forward to the 1990s/2000s, when many resorts in the "Borscht Belt" in the Catskills are sitting abandoned.
25th May '17 7:41:10 AM hullflyer
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* ThrowItIn : During the "Hungry Eyes" montage, when Baby and Johnny are practicing Baby turning and looking in Johnny's eyes and they bump noses, that was real. They kept it. Jennifer Grey was also ticklish and couldn't stop giggling when Patrick Swayze ran his hand down her side, much to everyone's annoyance. And the three-way dance scene came from rehearsals with Kenny Ortega.

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* ThrowItIn : During the "Hungry Eyes" montage, when Baby and Johnny are practicing Baby turning and looking in Johnny's eyes and they bump noses, that was real. They kept it. Jennifer Grey was also ticklish and couldn't stop giggling when Patrick Swayze ran his hand down her side, much to everyone's annoyance.annoyance (that's Swayze's real-life frustration that you see - he thought most of these were blown takes; which, at the time, they were). And the three-way dance scene came from rehearsals with Kenny Ortega.
25th May '17 7:37:12 AM hullflyer
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** Johnny also counts.

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** Johnny also counts. Swayze was 35, but his character is probably supposed to be in his mid-twenties.
3rd Nov '16 7:29:45 AM fruitstripegum
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** ''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.
18th Aug '16 3:00:26 PM glickmam
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** Later, when Vestron Pictures was looking for a corporate sponsor to help promote the film, Proctor & Gamble, manufacturers of Clearsil skin care and acne ointment, almost signed on feeling that it could be a vehicle to reach a teen target audience. The company backed out, however, due to their dislike of the Penny abortion subplot.

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** Later, when Vestron Pictures was looking for a corporate sponsor to help promote the film, Proctor Procter & Gamble, manufacturers then the owners of Clearsil skin care and acne ointment, almost signed on on, feeling that it could be a vehicle to reach a teen target audience. The company backed out, however, due to their dislike of the Penny abortion subplot.
15th Jul '16 11:07:44 AM glickmam
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Swayze and Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', though this is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] as the two had fought constantly during that film and still held animosity towards each other. It was bad enough that the producers were worried about the love scenes looking real. Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Swayze and Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', though this is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] as the two had fought constantly during that film and still held animosity towards each other. It was bad enough that the producers were worried about the love scenes looking real. while Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.
18th Apr '16 6:11:52 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jake is [[Series/LawAndOrder Briscoe]].
** Marge is [[GilmoreGirls Emily]].
** Penny is [[Film/{{Flashdance}} Tina Tech]].
** [[{{Seinfeld}} Newman]] is the resort's social director.
** This also applies to those working behind the scenes as well. Choreographer Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/StElmosFire'' and later went on to direct and choreograph ''{{Film/Newsies}}'' and ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', while his assistant choreographer, Miranda Garrison, later went on to choreograph ''{{Film/Selena}}'', ''{{Film/Baseketball}}'', and ''Series/CarolineInTheCity''. In addition, director Emile Ardolino later went on to direct ''Film/SisterAct''. Also, music supervisor Michael Lloyd simultaneously worked as music producer for ''Series/{{Kidsongs}} ''[[note]](and, less meritoriously, provided the music score for the same year's ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'')[[/note]], while producer Linda Gottlieb served as executive producer of ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' from 1991 to 1994.
** As far as ''Havana Nights'' is concerned, the main character's father and older sister are [[Series/MadMen Roger Sterling and Betty Draper]] respectively.
** The original script of the sequel, ''Havana Nights'', was written by none other than [[Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe Peter Sagal]]. [[note]]The final product, by Sagal's admission, bears almost no resemblance to his script, as it was heavily rewritten to become more like Dirty Dancing to be the sequel.[[/note]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: Jake is also [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere]]
6th Apr '16 7:53:38 PM lorgskyegon
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Swayze and Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', while Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Swayze and Grey previously worked together in ''Film/RedDawn1984'', while though this is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] as the two had fought constantly during that film and still held animosity towards each other. It was bad enough that the producers were worried about the love scenes looking real. Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which Grey also co-starred in. In addition, Orbach and Bishop previously worked together in ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.
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