Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film written by Eleanor Bergstein, produced by Linda Gottlieb, and directed by Emile Ardolino. Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, it tells the story of Frances "Baby" Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Swayze) at a vacation resort.
In the summer of 1963, 17-year-old Frances "Baby" Houseman is vacationing with her parents, Dr. Jake and Marjorie Houseman, and her older sister Lisa at Kellerman's, an upscale Catskills resort in the Borscht Belt owned by Jake's sarcastic best friend Max. Exploring one night, Baby secretly observes Max instructing the waiters, all Ivy League students, to romance the guests' daughters, no matter how unattractive. Max also demeans the working class entertainment staff, including Johnny Castle, one of the dance instructors. Baby is attracted to Johnny and dances briefly with him after his kindhearted cousin, Billy, introduces them at a secret "dirty dancing" party for resort staff. Max's grandson Neil flirts with Baby in the meantime.
|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 best friend borscht belt catskill mountains catskills claim 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 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|