Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Baby arrives at the staff quarters with Jonny's cousin, they are both carrying watermelons when Jonny questions why she is here the camera shot is of her and she says " I carried a watermelon" the next shot is of Jonny and she is mouthing the same words to him, camera shot back to Baby and she is verbally kicking herself, mouthing the same words.

Correction: Baby is mouthing the words again because she realised what a dumb thing she just said.

Corrected entry: At the last and famous dance-scene, after Johnny and Baby have started dancing, you can hear that the people in the crowd are clapping to the music. But when the camera shows the crowd, nobody's clapping.

Correction: I thought that at first, but realised that it is the dancers clapping, and you can't see them because they are at the back of the hall.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Baby and Billy first walk into the staff dance, the guy that is with the girl with the black shirt (that is hanging off on one side) - his shirt keeps going from on to off. When you see him in the background it is on and when you see him close up it is off.

Correction: I actually noticed while I was watching the movie that the guy first doesn't have his shirt on when they walk in, but in the next shot he has it on and for the rest of the scene he has his shirt on (it's actually a vest.) There is a different guy in the background who doesn't have a shirt on.

Corrected entry: As they pull into Kellermans' they park on the left hand side of the road however in the next shot they are parked on the right hand side of the road.

Correction: This is not true; there is a sidewalk along the right side of the road that makes it look like they parked to the left in the shot of them pulling up.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Penny is taking a dance class (the one when she tells the men to dance in one circle and the women to dance in another, and when she yells STOP they have to dance with whoever they're next to. Baby nearly gets to dance with her Dad, but ends up with the little old thief woman), there is a microphone on view at the top of the screen for practically the whole scene. Visible in the video.

Correction: I've seen the movie many times and what looks like a microphone is just the speakers playing the music everyone's dancing to.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Johnny busts the car window open with the bottom of the light pole, you can see that it makes a perfect circle. Most likely, the whole window would have shattered, not left a perfect hole the same size as the pole.

Correction: Car windows were then made with "saftey glass", a sandwich of two layers of glass with a plastic in the middle. A round hole is perfectly possible. Modern tempered glass shatters.

Corrected entry: This movie is supposed to take place in the sixties when dirty dancing wasn't allowed. However, the last dance is danced to a song that wasn't released until the eighties?

Correction: The last song was written just for the movie, so yes it was written in the 80's, but as an original song for this movie, so can also reasonably be used in this time period.

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Corrected entry: When Johnny realises he has locked his keys in the car, he breaks the window to open the door for Baby. But you can see her throughout the shot, and she doesn't move while she's in the car. However, Johnny opens the driver's side door, even though Baby didn't move to open it. So he didn't really have to break the window, if his door was already open.

Correction: Correction - she leans over and unlocks the door for him.

Corrected entry: In the last dance scene, you clearly see Billy put on a record (I've had the time of my Life) for the dance. Later, while the same song is still playing they show band members playing the music. Did they join in mid-song?

Correction: Mr. Kellerman says something like, "You have sheet music for this stuff?"

Corrected entry: In the scene where they are setting up for the final show and Baby is painting a tree, there is no paint on her brush.

Correction: Baby isn't actually painting, she's adding texture to the tree, to make it look more real. You do that using a dry brush.

Corrected entry: In the final scene, before they all start dancing, everyone is sat down on chairs, as can be seen when Baby jumps. However, once everyone starts dancing, all the chairs are gone!

Correction: You clearly see some of the dance crew folding up chairs while others in the dance crew pick out people from the audience to dance.

Corrected entry: In the last dance scene in the movie, you see the two old ladies dancing together, one with a blue dress and one with a silver dress. However, in the scene where Baby sees Johnny and Penny dancing together for the first time, there are the two old ladies, wearing the exact same dresses, standing together.

Correction: Kellerman's is only a resort, I doubt that they would have more than one fancy dress with them on vacation.

Corrected entry: When Baby and Johnny are balancing on the log over the creek, you see a blue fall mat visible at the bottom of the screen.

Correction: I watched the scene two times, and the mat is not visible at all.

Jane Doe

Corrected entry: In the scene where Johnny and Baby are in the dance studio, Johnny puts the records down twice, once when he agrees to do the dance and the second time when Neil is saying to Baby, "He's hard to talk to but the ladies seem to like him" (you see him do this in the mirror) and then we see him slam the lid to the record player down, which scares Baby.

Correction: Johnny has several records in his hand. When he puts the first one away he still has some in his hand.

Correction: The original mistake is right. He stops the record from playing. Removes it, holds it with one hand, turns sideways and bends down to store it. Then his hands are empty. Angle changes and the record is back in his hand and he's in the first position repeating all of the movements.

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Corrected entry: In the last dance scene (I've had the time of my life) everyone gets up to join in with the dancing its funny how all the many rows of chairs disappear so quickly. There would be no way they could move them all out of the way to a song that lasts 3 minutes.

Correction: You can see employees of the hotel moving chairs out of the way so everyone can dance.


Corrected entry: When Baby is getting dressed for the big end of season show, we see her pulling on stockings and attaching them to garters. But when her skirt flies up in the big dance finale - no garters.

Correction: Apparently not - it's tights without garters, not stockings.

Audio problem: In the scene where Penny and Johnny are teaching Baby their dance routine you see Penny putting on a record, if you look closely you can see that Penny moves the arm to put the record on then right away you see her taking the arm away even though the music has started. Even if it's a directorial device for us to hear different music than they do, it's still a mistake because she's not actually put the record on, meaning they've not got any music playing. (00:36:35)

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