In the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, Frances "Baby" Houseman learns about love, passion, and dancing as she spends the summer with her family at a holiday camp. It was looking like an ordinary summer at first until Baby meets and falls in love with a dance instructor. This coming-of-age tale of love centers on Baby and dance instructor Johnny Castle. When Johnny's dance partner is unable to dance at the camp's talent show, Baby steps in to help, but she learns more than just how to dance. She learns about the world and about love in ways that she's never experienced before.
Dirty Dancing is rated PG-13 for adult language and themes.
Every now and then, two things come together that are almost to great too imagine. Like the zombie Muppets (or even the Muppets parodying "Breaking Dawn"), or peanut butter and jelly time. In this case, the combination is so unlikely yet dazzling that it's truly staggering. We've got two words for you: "Swayze" and "PBR." How would you feel about a third word? How about "disco"? That's right. In this jaw-dropping commercial from the 70's, Patrick Swayze - he of "Road House" glory and the man who simply wouldn't let anyone put baby in the corner in "Dirty Dancing" - pitches the simple, All-American joy of Pabst Blue Ribbon using the greatest persuasive tool he has at his disposal - some positively scintillating disco maneuvers.
Love it, hate it, or feel completely neutral toward it, there's a "Dirty Dancing" remake on the horizon. The 80's dance-romance is due to get a re-imagining and as swift a release as possible, presumably to follow on the heels of the "Footloose" remake. Lionsgate has reportedly already lined up the director for the movie, and his name is Kenny Ortega. Chances are you haven't heard of him, but if the name does sound familiar it's probably because he's the guy who directed "High School Musical.