Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing (1987)

31 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: During the entire part where Penny is sick after the abortion, Baby's hair alternates between really curly and wavy. When she gets out of Johnny's car it's wavy, when she runs down to get her father all the way up until the part where her father sees Penny it's curly, after that it becomes wavy again. (00:51:05)


Factual error: Notice Baby's white Keds shoes with the blue emblem on the back of them. That specific style of Keds didn't come out until the 80s.

Revealing mistake: In the scene when Johnny realises his keys are locked in his car and goes to kick the pole out of the ground there is a light on top of the pole. Where are the wires for the light?

Continuity mistake: When Lisa goes to see Robbie and catches him in the act, there's a towel on the doorknob when she opens the door, but it's gone when she pulls the door closed.

Revealing mistake: When Johnny and Baby are cruising back from their performance in the black 57 Chev, the shift is in "park" position.

Other mistake: Under the Gazebo when Penny is giving a lesson to the group, the opening shot is zoomed in on people's feet. The 5th person is a lady wearing red kitten heels. When the picture zooms out to show the entire group, the lady with the red heels is gone. (00:04:40)

Continuity mistake: When Baby is getting dressed for the talent show, she is rolling down individual stockings, when she starts dancing with Johnny, there are no garters showing, even though her dress goes all the way up.

Continuity mistake: When the movie begins and Baby introduces herself, the position of her left hand holding the book changes between shots.


Other mistake: When Johnny breaks his car window, he is getting soaked but Baby is completely dry - her coat never gets wet.


Audio problem: During the "Hula Hana" scene, you can tell the little girl with the ukelele is only mimicking playing. A chord is heard being played in a staccato fashion, but the girl is merely rubbing her thumb against the body, and maybe striking the lowest string, while not fretting any of the strings with her left hand. Playing staccato on open strings would require you to use one of your hands to stop the open strings from ringing.


Continuity mistake: In the breakfast scene, the baby's hair starts off styled, then is teased up haphazardly, then is styled again.

Johnny: You just put your pickle on everybody's plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me.

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Trivia: In the famous scene where Johnny and Baby crawl towards each other on the floor, Swayze and Grey were messing around while warming up to do the real scene, but the director liked it so much he kept it in the film.

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Question: When Johnny takes Baby up to do the final dance, Baby's dad is obviously pretty angry about it and tries to stop him. However, after the dance all is forgiven? All just from the magic of their beautiful dancing?

Answer: It would be improper to cause a scene, plus Robbie admitted to getting Penny pregnant and insulting her, especially it's what made get an abortion and medical complications.

Answer: While he probably was still angry with Johnny for sleeping with Baby, he can see how hard she must have worked to dance so well. Anger is often hard to release. Being a loving father, he is proud of Baby "in the moment" and was more disappointed with her than mad. He likely also grudgingly admires Johnny for having the courage to stand up for her.


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