Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing (1987)

First dance. First love. The time of your life.

  • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
  • Release Date: 1987-08-21
  • User Rating: 7.34/10 from 5962 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Great American Films Limited Partnership
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Emile Ardolino
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Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.

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  • Jennifer Grey

    as Frances 'Baby' Houseman
  • Patrick Swayze

    as Johnny Castle
  • Jerry Orbach

    as Dr. Jake Houseman
  • Cynthia Rhodes

    as Penny Johnson
  • Jack Weston

    as Max Kellerman
  • Jane Brucker

    as Lisa Houseman
  • Kelly Bishop

    as Marjorie Houseman
  • Lonny Price

    as Neil Kellerman
  • Max Cantor

    as Robbie Gould
  • Charles 'Honi' Coles

    as Tito Suarez
  • Neal Jones

    as Billy Kostecki
  • 'Cousin Brucie' Morrow

    as Magician
  • Wayne Knight

    as Stan
  • Paula Trueman

    as Mrs. Sylvia Schumacher
  • Alvin Myerovich

    as Mr. Sidney Schumacher
  • Miranda Garrison

    as Vivian Pressman
  • Garry Goodrow

    as Moe Pressman
  • Antone Pagán

    as Staff Kid
  • Thomas Cannold

    as Bus Boy
  • M.R. Fletcher

    as Dirty Dancer
  • Jesus Fuentes

    as Dirty Dancer
  • Heather Lea Gerdes

    as Dirty Dancer
  • Karen Getz

    as Dirty Dancer
  • Andrew Charles Koch

    as Dirty Dancer
  • D.A. Pauley

    as Dirty Dancer
  • Dorian Sanchez

    as Dirty Dancer
  • Jennifer Stahl

    as Dirty Dancer
  • Jonathan Barnes

    as Tito's Band
  • Dwyght Bryan

    as Tito's Band
  • Tom Drake

    as Tito's Band
  • John Gotz

    as Tito's Band
  • Dwayne Malphus

    as Tito's Band
  • Clifford Watkins

    as Tito's Band
  • Emile Ardolino

    as Cameo (uncredited)
  • Darren W. Conrad

    as Dirty Dancer (uncredited)
  • Cole Russing

    as Party Attendant (Uncredited)
Editing Peter C. Frank Editor
Writing Eleanor Bergstein Writer
Directing Emile Ardolino Director
Camera Jeffrey Jur Director of Photography
Production Mitchell Cannold Executive Producer
Production Steven Reuther Executive Producer
Art Clay A. Griffith Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Hilary Rosenfeld Costume Design
Art Mark Haack Art Direction
Art David Chapman Production Design
Sound John Morris Original Music Composer
Production Linda Gottlieb Producer
Production Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Crew Kenny Ortega Choreographer
Costume & Make-Up Marlies Vallant Hairstylist
Camera Robert L. Blatman First Assistant Camera
Sound Mark Rathaus Sound Editor
Sound Joseph S. DeBeasi Music Editor
Sound Michael Lloyd Music Supervisor
Art Kevin Lee Allen Assistant Art Director
Camera Ted Churchill Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Fríða Aradóttir Hairstylist
Sound Michael DiCosimo Dolby Consultant
Costume & Make-Up David Forrest Makeup Artist
Art Tommy Allen Assistant Art Director
Sound Danny Goldberg Music Supervisor
Crew Jim Lovelett Stunt Coordinator
Art Bill Ballou Construction Coordinator
Camera David Knox Steadicam Operator
Sound Dan Sable Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Gilbert La Chapelle Makeup Artist
Lighting Michael F. Barrow Gaffer
Camera Adger W. Cowans Still Photographer
Camera Randy Nolen Steadicam Operator
Production Eleanor Bergstein Co-Producer
Camera Tom Barrett Grip
Sound Douglas Axtell Sound Recordist
Sound George Baetz Sound Recordist
Directing Marilyn Bailey Script Supervisor
Art Stephen J. Lineweaver Art Direction
Art Chris F. Woods Title Designer
Lighting Scott Zigler Electrician
Crew Gábor Kövér Steadycam
Production Sabrina Padwa Extras Casting
Production Christine M. Kiolbassa Other
Directing Herb Gains First Assistant Director
Camera Bill Flick Grip
Costume & Make-Up Mark Burchard Other
Costume & Make-Up Claudia Stephens Other
Editing Farrel Levy Associate Editor
Art Jennifer Gilbert Set Dresser
Production Isabelle Kramer Extras Casting
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Grace Erndt Other
Production Eileen Eichenstein Production Supervisor
Crew Tammy J. Green Post Production Supervisor
Art Wayne Shepherd Set Dresser
Sound John Pritchett Sound Mixer
Sound Lynn Sable Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Neil Holcomb Grip
Camera Peter van Eynde Dolly Grip
Lighting Al Knight Other
Production Jeff Block Casting Assistant
Production Jacob F. Conrad Location Manager
Lighting Ric Delgado Electrician
Editing Guy Barresi Assistant Editor
Editing Andrew Marcus Assistant Editor
Production Dean Byrd Location Coordinator
Production Dana Robin Location Coordinator
Production John Marston Other
Production Doro Bachrach Associate Producer
Sound Ann Stein ADR Editor
Production David Cady Casting Assistant
Camera Donne Daniels Key Grip
Production Jeffrey L. Hayes Production Manager
Art David H. Allen Property Master
Sound Rick Dior Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Douglas Axtell Boom Operator
Lighting Curtis Pepper Electrician
Lighting Quintin Woo Electrician
Editing Pankaj Bajpai Colorist
Editing Girish Bhargava Editor
Lighting Robert Spencer Electrician
Crew Greg White-Wiegand Generator Operator
Sound Bob Olari Sound Recordist
Sound Mel Zelniker ADR Mixer
Crew Norman Douglass Stunts
Camera Kelly Elder McGowen Second Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Feldbauer Other
Directing Nathalie Vadim Second Assistant Director
Production Aryn Chapman Art Department Production Assistant
Crew Denise Amirante Stunts
Crew Bill Anagnos Stunts
Lighting Edward Cohen Electrician
Art Jerry Whittington Location Scout
Lighting John Merriman Best Boy Electric
Production Greg Smith Casting
Sound Franke Previte Music
Sound John DeNicola Music
Sound Donald Markowitz Music