Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

DVD - 2007
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The summer of 1963 innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2007.
Edition: DVD.
Branch Call Number: ROMANCE 791.4372 DIRTY
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Dirty dancing (Motion picture)


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1987: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (www.imdb.com)

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May 26, 2019

One of the best movies about dancing ever. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey are magic when paired at the Catskills country club and are thrown into a situation where dancing becomes essential. Very funny, emotional and heartwarming, Dirty Dancing is one of my favorites!

Nov 19, 2018

This has stood the test of time and is just as enjoyable. Patrick was one heck of a dancer, wish he’d done more.

JCLHeatherM Jul 19, 2018

A film that is well worth watching for the soundtrack alone, the story of Johnny and Baby's summer romance is a classic coming of age story that stands the test of time with a great final line.

Nobody puts Baby in the Corner. First time seeing the movie. It was enjoyable. I'm surprised at how progressive the movie was. I'm not certain it'd get made today, and that's a shame, because it's a good movie with real lessons.

Feb 28, 2018

While the plot is, to be brutally honest, simple to the point of being trite, the movie is still a total delight. Patrick Swayze radiates charisma like a true star, and his natural charm shines through the entire film. His dancing moves are absolutely a joy to see. A lot of films from the 70s and 80s truly haven't aged well, but the comedic and romantic aspects of this gem still hold up.

Oct 25, 2017

VERY GOOD 30th anniversary edition of film that I now have finally seen.
Excellent dancing, fun romance, and more...

May 15, 2017

<3 this movie

Aug 31, 2016

I'm pretty biased because I've been enjoying this movie since it was released 29 years ago (inconceivable!) and I was a perfect tween age to love it. I rewatched it recently, and it still holds up for me. It has one of the best soundtracks of the '80s. Dirty Dancing is rated PG-13 for sexual content and language.

bananapancake Feb 27, 2015

Me and my mother are in love with this outstanding movie. Drama! Romance! EVERYTHING A ROMANCE LOVER NEEDS!!! When I get older, I wanna be making the adds for this five star show. Good Job!!!!!

Sep 14, 2014

Make it an 80s dance triple feature: watch this, "Flashdance," and "Footloose."

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Oct 27, 2015

MATTHEW BRUNS thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bookgeek101 Feb 27, 2013

Coarse Language: Slight swearing, not very noticable.

bookgeek101 Feb 27, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some scenes that could be intense for some.

bookgeek101 Feb 27, 2013

Sexual Content: The dancing and some innuendos.

Jun 01, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

TheOutsidersFanatic Nov 07, 2012

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner" -Johnny (Patrick Swayze) Random Tidbit: Patrick hated this line, he tried to get it out of the movie.

Jun 01, 2010

"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. " - Baby


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Jun 01, 2010

A dance instructor and young girl fall in love at a summer resort. This unexpected match are a dancing sensation!

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