Dirty Dancing

Lists: Chick Flicks

Brief Synopsis: "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. The object of her affection? The resort's free-spirited dance instructor."

Overall Ranking: 2446 (Rank from 1987: # 24)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 20%
Burnt 20%


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CinemaVisitor Erik90 - It is sexy, romantic and the soundtrack is excellent. A true classic not just for women.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75
Jay of Life Vs Film30(full review)
David Baruffi25

People Involved

  • Jennifer Grey (Baby (Frances) Houseman)
  • Patrick Swayze (Johnny Castle)
  • Cynthia Rhodes (Penny Johnson)
  • Jerry Orbach (Dr. Jake Houseman)
  • Jack Weston (Max Kellerman)
  • Jane Brucker (Lisa Houseman)
  • Kelly Bishop (Marjorie Houseman)
  • Lonny Price (Neil Kellerman)
  • Max Cantor (Robbie Gould)
  • Alvin Myerovich (Mr. Schumacher)
  • Paula Trueman (Mrs. Schumacher)
  • Charles Honi Coles (Tito Suarez)
  • Neal Jones (Billy Kostecki)
  • Wayne Knight (Stan)
  • Miranda Garrison (Vivian Pressman)
  • Garry Goodrow (Moe Pressman)
  • Antone Pagan (Staff Kid)
  • Thomas Cannold (Bus Boy)
  • Heather Lea Gerdes (Dirty Dancer)
  • Jesus Fuentes (Dirty Dancer)
  • M.R. Fletcher (Dirty Dancer)
  • Karen Getz (Dirty Dancer)
  • Andrew Charles Koch (Dirty Dancer)
  • D.A. Pauley (Dirty Dancer)
  • Jennifer Stahl (Dirty Dancer)
  • Dorian Sanchez (Dirty Dancer)
  • Cousin Brucie Morrow (Magician)
  • Emile Ardolino (Director)
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