ON THIS DAY, 1987...
On the 21st of August 1987, Dirty Dancing was released in theatres. Dirty Dancing is a romantic drama film directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Eleanor Bergstein. It stars Jennifer Grey as Frances "Baby" Houseman and Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle.
The story is set in the summer of 1963 and follows Baby, a young woman from an affluent family, as she spends her vacation at a Catskills resort with her parents and sister. There, she becomes infatuated with Johnny Castle, a handsome and charismatic dance instructor at the resort.
As she learns about the lives of the resort staff and their dance culture, Baby eventually becomes Johnny's dance partner and they develop a romantic connection.
The film is known for its iconic dance sequences, including the famous lift scene where Johnny lifts Baby over his head in a dance routine.
Dirty Dancing became a huge success and has gained a cult following over the years.
The film's soundtrack also became incredibly popular, featuring songs like 'Time of My Life' by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, 'Hungry Eyes' by Eric Carmen, and 'She's Like the Wind' by Patrick Swayze.
Dirty Dancing is often remembered for its mix of romance, drama, and dance, capturing the spirit of the 1960s and the excitement of first love. It has left a lasting impact on popular culture and is still enjoyed by audiences today.