Dirty Dancing,' the classic '80s film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey (aka Ferris Bueller's party-pooping sister), turned 25 years old on Tuesday and there's a lot to be thankful for.
Not only did it mark one of the best on screen appearances of Swayze's pecs and abs, it also marked the moment when acting all sexy while trying to ballroom dance was considered a legitimate way to woo women. Too bad the movie didn't come with a “Please Do Not Try This At Home” warning.
Over the weekend in the Catskills, a massive fire destroyed the majority of the Grandview Palace condominium complex, which inspired Kellerman’s Resort in the classic ’80s movie ‘Dirty Dancing.’ Just goes to show, nobody puts Baby in the corner, especially if the building is on fire.
The late Patrick Swayze’s Johnny Castle character from ‘Dirty Dancing’ has been immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, who was on hand for the unveiling, posed with the statue, recreating a scene in which Johnny taught Jennifer Grey’s Baby character the importance of balance in dance.
Lately, it seems Hollywood is happier living in the past than in the future, what with remakes of films like ‘Footloose’ and squeezing every last drop of nostalgia out of comic book superheroes.
Now you can add another to the list — it’s been confirmed that ‘Dirty Dancing,’ the 1987 film that made household names of its stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, is getting a reboot, as well.