Dirty Dancing is a 2017 American television film directed by Wayne Blair and written by Jessica Sharzer. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name. The film stars Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger and Tony Roberts. It aired on May 24, 2017, on ABC. In its original broadcast, the film was seen by 6.61 million viewers with a 1.4 Nielsen rating in the 18-49 age demographic and a 5 share.
The opening scene takes place in New York City 1975, with a grown-up Frances (Abigail Breslin) saying how she never forgot her relationship with Johnny (Colt Prattes). In late summer 1963, affluent, college-bound Frances visits Kellerman’s resort with her family and falls in love with working-class dance instructor Johnny Castle. The film closely follows the plot of the original film; although there are notable changes:
|author||Jessica Sharzer Wayne Blair|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|keywords||belong broadway show colt prattes dance instructor dance lesson divorce divorce lawyer frame story married open reject talent show the plot of the original film ukulele working class|
|theme||dance musical romantic drama|