Dirty Dancing

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Plot – The Houseman family – father,mother and two girls – go to the East Coast to spend a quiet holiday. Here,the sixteen-years-old Baby Houseman gets a little bored. One evening,while the hotel guests dance,Baby discovers the area designed for the staff,where the personnel perform wild dances. The boss and animator is a handsome young man,Johnny Castle,who works as a dancing-master for the hotel guests with his partner Penny Johnson. The young Baby is fascinated by the warmth and rhythms of those dances. Meanwhile Penny,impregnated by a waiter,decides to have an abortion,but she risks to die because of the unskillful intervention of a swindler. Baby,who already asked his father to lend her $250 to help Penny,still counts on him to save her,because he is a doctor. The two girls become friends without jealousy – for Penny the dancing-master is just a loyal co-worker – because love blossoms between Baby and Johnny. Moreover,Baby replaces Penny quite well in the mambo that the new couple performs in a special number at a hotel. Later Johnny,who is deeply in love with Baby,gets fired because his relationship with the girl gets discovered,but the last day of the holidays Johnny goes back to the hotel to see Baby again and together they perform a wild mambo.

Movie Info

Title Dirty Dancing

Year 1987

Director Emile Ardolino

GenreDrama, Romance, Music

Top 15 Quotes of “Dirty Dancing” Movie

“- Baby Houseman: It… it’s just wrong this way. It should be with someone… it should be with someone that you sort of love.
– Lisa Houseman: Oh, come on. You don’t care about me. You wouldn’t care if I humped the entire army… as long as they were on the right side of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.”

Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman
Jane Brucker – Lisa Houseman

“- Lisa Houseman: God, I am so sick of this rain. Remind me not to take my honeymoon at Niagara Falls.
– Marjorie Houseman: So, you go to Acapulco, it’ll be fine.”

Jane Brucker – Lisa Houseman
Kelly Bishop – Marjorie Houseman

“You know I finally met a girl exactly like my mother: dress like her, acts like her. So I brought her home, my father doesn’t like her!”

Wayne Knight – Stan

“I’ve been thinkin’ about the Domino Effect. Now, if Vietnam falls, what does that mean China’s next?”

Jane Brucker – Lisa Houseman

“- Jake Houseman: Max, our Baby’s gonna change the world.
– Max Kellerman: [to Lisa Houseman] And what are you gonna do, missy?
– Baby Houseman: Oh, Lisa’s going to decorate it.
– Robbie Gould: She already does.”

Jerry Orbach – Jake Houseman
Jack Weston – Max Kellerman
Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman
Max Cantor – Robbie Gould

“- Johnny Castle: What’s your real name, Baby?
– Baby Houseman: Frances. For the first woman in the Cabinet.
[laughs]
– Johnny Castle: Frances. That’s a real grown up name.”

Patrick Swayze – Johnny Castle
Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman

“- Jake Houseman: Was that what my money paid for?
– Baby Houseman: I’m sorry. I never meant to lie to you.
– Jake Houseman: You’re not the person I thought you were. I’m not sure who you are.” Jerry Orbach – Jake Houseman
Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman

“- Marjorie Houseman: Look at all of this leftover food. Are there still starving children in Europe?
– Baby Houseman: Try South East Asia, Ma.
– Marjorie Houseman: Right.”

Kelly Bishop – Marjorie Houseman
Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman

“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman

“I carried a watermelon.
[realizes what she just said]
I carried a watermelon?” Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman

“You told me you wanted me to change the world, to make it better. But you meant by becoming a lawyer or an economist and marrying someone from Harvard.” Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman

“- Lisa Houseman: But the coral shoes match that dress!
– Jake Houseman: This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham.
– Baby Houseman: Monks burning themselves in protest.” Jane Brucker – Lisa Houseman
Jerry Orbach – Jake Houseman
Jennifer Grey – Baby Houseman

“Now, you’ll hurt me if you don’t trust me, all right?”

Patrick Swayze – Johnny Castle

“Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn’t have given you maracas if He didn’t want you to shake ’em.”

Cynthia Rhodes – Penny Johnson

“The reason people treat me like I’m nothin’ is because I’m nothin’.”

Patrick Swayze – Johnny Castle