Corrected entry: In the scene when Dr. Houseman tells the family they are going to leave early, his glass of juice is half empty. In the next shot it's filled to the brim.
Corrected entry: The time continuity of the movie doesn't makes sense. Baby's family comes to Kellerman's for 3 weeks - the 'season'. It couldn't have started prior to their arrival because the waiters get their orientation from Max and when Johnny and his sidekicks arrive, it is clear they have not been there earlier. However, Penny gets knocked up by Robbie the Creep and she has to be at least 2-3 months pregnant - back in '63 women didn't have pregnancy tests readily available and she would have had to wait for a doctor's office to do the old 'rabbit' test. So, how did Penny and Robbie hook up, and what kind of place is Kellerman's that is only 3 weeks long?
Corrected entry: When Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey are coming back from dancing at another hotel she's changing clothes in the back seat. Patrick Swayze is driving his 1957 Chevy. The car's got an automatic transmission, but they're driving down the road with the shift lever in the park position.
Corrected entry: The song they play on the record player at the end of the movie, "I had the time of my life" has a drum machine, synthesizer, and a distorted guitar with feedback in it. These are musical innovations that did not yet exist in 1963.
Corrected entry: When Baby goes to the golf coarse to ask her dad for money, her red and white shirt has long sleeves, but when she shows up to give the money to Penny, the same shirt is sleeveless.
Corrected entry: In the final scene of the movie, you see Johnny and his friend put on a record (for "I Had the Time of My Life"). Even though it is the same song continuing, the manager later asks the band leader "Do you have sheet music on this?" even though it is a record and there are no singers present.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Johnny breaks the car window, it's raining like crazy but the sun is shining brightly. It's seemed incongruous since I first saw the film in the 80s.
Corrected entry: In the dance class scene with Penny teaching a large group of adults, the camera starts by panning through the feet. Then it shows a view of the entire group. The front row is different in each shot (i.e. the person with red hi-heels is absent and the man with black shoes and black stockings is in a different place).
Corrected entry: After Baby sees Penny crying in the kitchen she runs to get Billy, who is playing with something black in his hands, he places it down behind him but in later shots the item is gone.
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.
Corrected entry: When Lisa first gets out of the car as they arrive at Kellermans, she is wearing a bow in her hair but in a later shot from the behind, there is no bow.
Corrected entry: When Johnny and Baby have the conversation about 'Have you had many women', Johnny gets out of bed totally naked. However, when Baby rolls over you can see that she is wearing underwear. This isn't very probable if they have just had sex.
Corrected entry: When Lisa goes to Robby's room, there is a towel on the door handle, yet when she closes the door the towel is gone.
Corrected entry: When Baby helps out at the magic show, the scene shows her facing one way then switches to her POV - which is completely opposite to what she should be seeing.
Corrected entry: In the last dance scene where the camera zooms out to the dancers dancing, you can see that one of the male dancers elbows his female partner in the side, causing her to double up.
Corrected entry: At the end of season show when Johnny has the record put on to dance. The guy puts the record and goes to place the needle on the record but then you can see him move the arm back off it.
Corrected entry: When Baby and Johnny leave the resort to go and practise balancing over the creek in the forest, it's pouring rain when they're leaving. however, when Johnny realises that his keys are in the car, he goes over to knock the pipe out of the ground with his foot and it's sunny over there, three feet away from the car.
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.
Corrected entry: During the Houseman family's first dinner, Baby's father tells the owner of the hotel that Baby is going to change the world. The owner then asks Lisa what she's going to do and Baby says decorate. He responds by saying "she already does," but his lips don't move.
Corrected entry: In the scene where they are dancing on the log, as the camera zooms in and out you notice that sometimes Baby has shoes on and sometimes she doesn't.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.