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: 7.3/10 from 5891 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)
Art David Chapman Production Design
Directing Emile Ardolino Director
Costume & Make-Up Hilary Rosenfeld Costume Design
Production Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Production Steven Reuther Executive Producer
Sound John Morris Original Music Composer
Art Clay A. Griffith Set Decoration
Production Mitchell Cannold Executive Producer
Writing Eleanor Bergstein Writer
Editing Peter C. Frank Editor
Production Linda Gottlieb Producer
Art Mark Haack Art Direction
Camera Jeffrey Jur Director of Photography
Crew Kenny Ortega Choreographer
Sound Dan Sable Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Mark Rathaus Sound Editor
Camera Robert L. Blatman First Assistant Camera
Sound Michael DiCosimo Dolby Consultant
Costume & Make-Up Gilbert La Chapelle Makeup Artist
Sound Michael Lloyd Music Supervisor
Camera Adger W. Cowans Still Photographer
Crew Jim Lovelett Stunt Coordinator
Sound Joseph S. DeBeasi Music Editor
Lighting Michael F. Barrow Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Fríða Aradóttir Hairstylist
Camera Randy Nolen Steadicam Operator
Sound Danny Goldberg Music Supervisor
Camera Ted Churchill Steadicam Operator
Camera David Knox Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Marlies Vallant Hairstylist
Art Kevin Lee Allen Assistant Art Director
Art Tommy Allen Assistant Art Director
Art Bill Ballou Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up David Forrest Makeup Artist
Production Eleanor Bergstein Co-Producer
Camera Tom Barrett Grip
Directing Marilyn Bailey Script Supervisor
Sound George Baetz Sound Recordist
Sound Douglas Axtell Sound Recordist
Sound Ann Stein ADR Editor
Crew Gábor Kövér Steadycam
Production Jeff Block Casting Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Grace Erndt Other
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Feldbauer Other
Editing Farrel Levy Associate Editor
Art Stephen J. Lineweaver Art Direction
Editing Girish Bhargava Editor
Production Dana Robin Location Coordinator
Production Jeffrey L. Hayes Production Manager
Camera Donne Daniels Key Grip
Production Sabrina Padwa Extras Casting
Production Dean Byrd Location Coordinator
Art Jerry Whittington Location Scout
Camera Peter van Eynde Dolly Grip
Lighting Scott Zigler Electrician
Sound Rick Dior Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mel Zelniker ADR Mixer
Production Aryn Chapman Art Department Production Assistant
Camera Bill Flick Grip
Lighting Edward Cohen Electrician
Production Doro Bachrach Associate Producer
Art David H. Allen Property Master
Sound John Pritchett Sound Mixer
Sound Bob Olari Sound Recordist
Sound Lynn Sable Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Neil Holcomb Grip
Directing Herb Gains First Assistant Director
Sound Douglas Axtell Boom Operator
Lighting Ric Delgado Electrician
Camera Kelly Elder McGowen Second Assistant Camera
Lighting Al Knight Other
Lighting Quintin Woo Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Claudia Stephens Other
Lighting Robert Spencer Electrician
Directing Nathalie Vadim Second Assistant Director
Crew Denise Amirante Stunts
Crew Bill Anagnos Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Mark Burchard Other
Editing Guy Barresi Assistant Editor
Crew Tammy J. Green Post Production Supervisor
Production Jacob F. Conrad Location Manager
Production John Marston Other
Production Eileen Eichenstein Production Supervisor
Art Wayne Shepherd Set Dresser
Production David Cady Casting Assistant
Lighting Curtis Pepper Electrician
Art Jennifer Gilbert Set Dresser
Art Chris F. Woods Title Designer
Crew Norman Douglass Stunts
Crew Greg White-Wiegand Generator Operator
Production Isabelle Kramer Extras Casting
Editing Andrew Marcus Assistant Editor
Production Christine M. Kiolbassa Other
Editing Pankaj Bajpai Colorist
Lighting John Merriman Best Boy Electric
Production Greg Smith Casting
Sound Franke Previte Music
Sound John DeNicola Music
Sound Donald Markowitz Music