Dirty Dancing (1987) (WELCOME BACK SERIES)

Find Movie Theaters & Showtimes

for near
in
Hmm... we couldn't find any showtimes for this date and location.

Videos & Photos

  • Trailer 1
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Come have the time of your life this summer! Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

Cast

  • Jennifer Grey
  • Patrick Swayze
  • Jerry Orbach
  • Cynthia Rhodes
  • Jack Weston
  • Jane Brucker
  • Kelly Bishop
  • Lonny Price
  • Charles Honi Coles
  • "Cousin Brucie" Morrow

Atom User Reviews

4
0
0
0
0

Metacritic

70

If the ending of Eleanor Bergstein's script is too neat and inspirational, the rough energy of the film's song and dance does carry one along, past the whispered doubts of better judgment. [14 Sept 1987]

Richard Schickel
Time
75

A shapely film, considered and concise. And if its rhetorical slickness eventually covers up its emotional core, that slickness has a pleasure all its own. [21 August 1987]

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
70

Before the movie collapses into the utopian nonsense that seems obligatory to this subgenre, a surprising amount of sensitivity and satirical insight emerges from Eleanor Bergstein's script and Emile Ardolino's direction.

Metacritic review by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader