Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Factual error: After the part where they were at breakfast and discussing the idea of leaving early, you can overhear the radio and the announcer says, "Oh, those Mets! What a team! Finally broke their 22 game losing streak!" The longest losing streak for the New York Mets is currently only 17 games, which was in 1962, a year before the setting of the movie. (01:00:33)

Ken Milota

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

amycamille1975

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Suggested correction: Keds were released in 1916 and were worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1952 film "Clash by Night." They did gain major popularity in 1969 after Yoko Ono wore them for her wedding to John Lennon.

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?

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.

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

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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.

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Penny: Oh, come on, ladies. God wouldn't have given you maracas if He didn't want you to shake 'em.

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Trivia: The clothes that Baby and Johnny wear contrast. Johnny is always in dark clothing while Baby is always wearing light colours.

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Question: When Baby helps Penny out by dancing with Johnny at the Sheldrake hotel, it is stated that it is Thursday night (when Penny has the abortion). At breakfast the next day Baby's dad says they are leaving tomorrow, even though they are paid up til Sunday. Thursday night is the first night that Baby and Johnny sleep together, yet they seem to be seeing each other for ages before Johnny even gets sacked, let alone the time that's past when he comes back. I don't see how all of this be squeezed into 2 days?

Answer: The father says they're leaving the next day, but when the mother asks why, he realizes he'd need to explain what happened, so he decides not to leave, and they stay for the rest of the trip as originally planned.

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