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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Patrick Swayze
Jennifer Grey
Cynthia Nixon
Jerry Orbach
Directors
Emile Ardolino
Screenwriters
Eleanor Bergstein
Running Time
100 minutes

Dirty Dancing
Classic feel-good dance movie


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Dirty Dancing

Plot
In the summer of 1963, Baby goes to a mountain holiday resort with her parents and sister. There, she meets dance teacher Johnny Castle, who teaches her how to move, and with whom she falls in love. But things are never quite that simple…


Verdict
Endlessly quotable, strangely fascinating and immensely charming, there's a reason that this retains an evergreen appeal. And it takes a hard heart not to grin at the final, euphoric dance number.


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook

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