Dirty Dancing: The movie is celebrating 25 years

Dirty Dancing (1987) - The Film

So a remake is in preparation of the film Dirty Dancing is still and always speak of him! Become a cult for a generation, the movie celebrates its 25th anniversary. In fact, according to information published by the Huffington Post, the film was released in theaters August 21, 1987 in the United States.

Dirty Dancing revealed Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey to the general public in the 1980s. The film tells the story in the sixties Baby passing monotonous family vacation with his family until she discovers that a group of leaders of the summer village form a dance group. For the young girl, this is the beginning of emancipation through the “dirty dancing”, this ultra-sensual dance, and meeting with Johnny Castel, the dance teacher.

According to information we know a bit more about the creation of the synopsis of this cult. At the end of 80 years, Linda Gottlieb, a producer working for studios MGM, had lunch in New York with the writer Eleanor Bergstein who discussed an idea for a movie that retrace the journey of two sisters dancers. ” I said: ‘Well, what’s the story?’ And she said: ‘I have not really thought of a story, but there should be a Latin dance (…) I grew up in Brooklyn, my father was a doctor, I was one of those children who went on the trails for fun on a lascivious dance (Dirty Dancing). “Then I said, ‘But this is a title for a million dollars! Now let’s invent history ” Linda Gottlieb told.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey crawling floor in Dirty Dancing

But the film almost never see the day. Indeed, studios MGM had originally agreed to do the film, but the executive who signed the agreement was returned two weeks later and rights are then returned to Linda Gottlieb who tried to make his Hollywood project without success. ” Everyone told me: ‘The film is small and light, it is a chick flick, it is a historical film and it is about Jews.
“They were not wrong logically , but I still considered a very sexy movie, “she added. Finally, a small production studio, Vestron, agreed to produce the film for $ 4.5 million. As for the cast, the director has auditioned no fewer than 127 people before choosing Jennifer Grey, who was 27 years old at the time, and Patrick Swayze, who was 37 years old. Before the film’s release, production was again uncertain and even advised the director and burning rushes to collect insurance.

The film was very successful despite a small budget and little known actors. The soundtrack was one of the most sold in the world with songs such as She’s Like the Wind, written and performed by Patrick Swayze. To celebrate this anniversary, a party was even held at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where Jennifer Grey, the heroine of the film, was present for the occasion. The other icon Dirty Dancing, the late Patrick Swayze, was conspicuously absent this evening. The actor, a true legend of his generation, died in 2009 in the aftermath of his pancreatic cancer.