Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, produced by Linda Gottlieb, and directed by Emile Ardolino. It stars Jennifer Grey as Frances "Baby" Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at a holiday resort.
In the summer of 1963, Frances Houseman, nicknamed Baby, is vacationing with her parents, Jake and Marjorie Houseman, and her older sister Lisa, at Kellerman's, an upscale Catskills resort which is owned by Max, Jake's friend. Exploring one night, Baby secretly observes Max instructing the waiters, all Ivy League students, to romance the guests' daughters, no matter how unattractive. She also sees Max demeaning the working class entertainment staff, including Johnny Castle, one of the resort's dance instructors. Baby is attracted to Johnny, and dances briefly with him after his cousin, Billy, takes her to one of the staff's secret “dirty” dancing parties.
|award||Academy Award for Best Original Song Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song|
|editor||Peter C. Frank|
|genre||drama romance social|
|keywords||abortion adulterous wife catskill mountains catskills claim class prejudice dance instructor end explore (i\'ve had) the time of my life indecent proposal injured ivy league medical school older sister one night talent show time frame working class yale school of medicine|
|productionCompany||Great American Films Limited Partnership|
|theme||dance feminist independent musical drama romantic drama romantic musical teen drama teen romance|