When DIRTY DANCING came out in 1987, it changed lives. Baby and Johnny showed the world the power of dance, the power of love, and most importantly, the power of a shirtless and swingin’ Patrick Swayze.
When Baby (Jennifer Grey, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF) travels to the Catskills with her family, it feels like she’s got a pretty dull summer ahead of her. But there’s nothing dull about Johnny Castle (Swayze), a local dance instructor who moves like no one Baby’s ever seen before. Once they start dancing together, a spark is ignited that leads to one of the greatest on-screen romances of all time.
This film set the standard not only for dance movies but for romance in general – and 30 years later, we still dream of nailing that lift.