Dirty Dancing (1987)

Dirty Knife and a Folding Table

Baby (Jennifer Grey) gets her father (Jerry Orbach) to help Penny (Cynthia Rhodes) after her illegal abortion.

Directed by Emile Ardolino.

Released in 1987 by Lionsgate.

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  • character-type: Doctor
  • character-type: Daughter
  • character-type: Father
  • action: Fix
  • action: Cry
  • action: Walk
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Special Interest
  • secondary-genre: Romantic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Romance
  • secondary-genre: Dance
  • secondary-genre: Period Pieces
  • secondary-genre: 20th Century Period Pieces
  • mood: Understated
  • mood: Controversial
  • prop: Bed
  • setting: Forest
  • setting: Bedroom
  • setting: Cabin
  • theme: Illness
  • theme: Duty
  • theme: Helping
  • theme: Embarrassment
  • theme: Responsibility
  • actor: Cynthia Rhodes
  • actor: Jennifer Grey
  • actor: Neal Jones
  • actor: Jerry Orbach
  • actor: Patrick Swayze
  • director: Emile Ardolino
  • producer: Steven Reuther
  • producer: Mitchell Cannold
  • producer: Doro Bachrach
  • producer: Eleanor Bergstein
  • producer: Linda Gottlieb
  • cinematographer: Jeff Jur
  • composer: John Morris
  • editor: Peter C. Frank
  • costume-designer: Hilary Rosenfeld
  • role-name: Frances 'Baby' Houseman
  • role-name: Penny Johnson
  • role-name: Dr. Jake Houseman
  • role-name: Johnny Castle
  • role-name: Billy Kostecki
  • screenwriter: Eleanor Bergstein
  • year: 1987
  • studio: Lionsgate