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Dirty Dancing [DVD Boxset] [Limited Keepsake Edition; With Book]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Headstrong 17-year-old Baby Houseman hardly expects her family's usual summer vacation in the Catskills to be momentous. But then Baby spies Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor from the wrong side of the tracks. Johnny's facing a crisis: his dance partner and friend, Penny, is pregnant and has reluctantly decided to get an abortion. This leaves Johnny a solo act -- until Baby agrees to take Penny's place. She has to learn how to dance first, however, and as Johnny teaches her the choreography's sexy, seductive moves, the two fall in love. But Baby's father believes that Johnny is the creep who got Penny pregnant, and he furiously orders Baby to end the relationship. Baby knows that Johnny's innocent -- and with her feisty idealism and his dance talent, the two will prove to Baby's father that their love is worth fighting for.

    Academy Awards Best Original Song 1987 Donald Markowitz Songwriter
    Academy Awards Best Original Song 1987 Franke Previte Songwriter (DIRTY DANCING)
    Academy Awards Best Original Song 1987 John DeNicola Songwriter (DIRTY DANCING)

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  • Credits
    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jack Weinstein, Kelly Bishop, Lonny Price, Max Cantor, Neal Jones, Wayne Knight, Miranda Garrison, Garry Goodrow
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Nicely bittersweet....A drive and a pulse that give the film real excitement..."
    New York Times

    "...Some nice dance sequences and a likable performance by Jennifer Grey make the film more than watchable..."
    Variety

    "...Smart and funny, touching and unabashedly sexual....Grey and Swayze are tough, thoughtful, lovely actors..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[A] slumber-party classic..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his '80s classic transcends cynicism to give warm-fuzzies the world over."
    Total Film

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hanks to a fabulous soundtrack and enthusiastic performances, it's still as much fun as ever."
    Ultimate DVD

    [Swayzes] sweaty, smoldering, swivel-hipped rebel Johnny Castle still comes across as James Dean in snug slacks. -- Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly

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