Dirty Dancing (12A)

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The 100 best romantic movies, Dirty Dancing

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Time Out says

Tue Feb 6 2007

After 2004’s straight-to-DVD sequel, the superior original is re-released, digitally restored, to mark the film’s twentieth anniversary. Aside from making fans feel very old, this is also likely to make them feel just as jubilant and light-footed as they did on first viewing. A 1960s-set wish-fulfillment romance, it sees sheltered teen ‘Baby’ (Jennifer Grey) falling for hunky dancer Johnny (Patrick Swayze) on holiday when she’s conveniently required to replace his dancing partner, who’s pregnant (scandal!).
Naturally, Baby’s parents would disapprove, so their illicit rehearsal sessions must be kept secret. Some of the dialogue is clunky, incidental characters are stereotypical and the set-up is completely unlikely. But this is a fantasy, deftly tapping into the youthful desire to explore the delights of a forbidden world, shine beyond the expectations of parents and lose one’s virginity to Patrick Swayze. OK, so this last point may be of less concern to today’s teen audience but the film’s easy charm, infectious soundtrack and tidy choreography should still win over new fans as well as old.
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Release details

Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Feb 2, 2007

Duration:

96 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Emile Ardolino

Music:

John Morris

Cast:

Jack Weston, Cynthia Rhodes, Patrick Swayze, Jane Bruckner, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Production Designer:

Stephen Lineweaver, David Chapman

Producer:

Linda Gottlieb

Editor:

Peter C Frank

Cinematography:

Jeff Jur

Screenwriter:

Eleanor Bergstein

Cinemas showing Dirty Dancing

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Coram's Fields

93, Guilford St, London, WC1N 1DN Show map/details

  • Address:

    93
    Coram's Fields Guilford St
    London
    WC1N 1DN

  • Venue phone:

    020 7837 6138

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    www.coramsfields.org

  • Opening hours:

    Daily 9am-dusk

  • Transport:

    Tube: Russell Square

  • Price:

    Free

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    1. Coram's Fields
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    • 20:30

Fulham Palace

Bishops Avenue, London, SW6 6EA Show map/details

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    Fulham Palace Bishops Avenue
    London
    SW6 6EA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7736 3233

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    www.fulhampalace.org

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    Museum: Mon-Thur 12.30-4.30pm, Sun & Bank hol Mons noon-5pm (summer); Mon-Thur 12.30-3.30pm, Sun & Bank hol Mons noon-4pm (winter) ; gardens open daily dusk till dawn

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    Tube: Putney Bridge

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    • 20:15

English Heritage: Chiswick House

Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP Show map/details

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    English Heritage: Chiswick House Burlington Lane
    London
    W4 2RP

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    020 8995 0508

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    www.chgt.org.uk

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    Rail: Chiswick (1/2 mile); Tube: Turnham Green

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    1. English Heritage: Chiswick House
      • Burlington Lane
        London
        W4 2RP
      • 020 8995 0508
      • www.chgt.org.uk
      • 51.486097,-0.257373
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    • 20:30

Direct Line Drive In

Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Prince Charles Drive, London, NW4 3FP Show map/details

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    Direct Line Drive In Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Prince Charles Drive
    London
    NW4 3FP

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    • 21:00

Spring Bridge Car Park

Spring Bridge Road, London, W5 2AA Show map/details

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    Spring Bridge Car Park Spring Bridge Road
    London
    W5 2AA

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  • Fri Aug 22:

    • 20:30

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey, Surrey, London, KT8 9AU Show map/details

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    Hampton Court Palace East Molesey
    Surrey
    London
    KT8 9AU

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    0844 482 7777, bookings 020 7492 1561

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    www.hrp.org.uk/hamptoncourtpalace

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    Oct-Mar: daily 10am-4.30pm (last ticket sold 3.30pm). Mar-Oct: daily 10am-6pm (last ticket sold 6.pm). Closed Dec 24-26

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    £18.20, £15.40 concs, £9.10 children (5-16), under-fives free, £46.80 family (2 adults + 3 children)

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Erna

I've watched this movie like 100 times for the past 17-18 years, literally! And i would watch it again!

Erna

I've watched this movie like 100 times for the past 17-18 years, literally! And i would watch it again!