Dirty Dancing

Trivia: In the scene where Johnny and Baby practice dancing, and she keeps laughing when he runs his arm down hers, it was not part of the scene, she was actually laughing and his frustration was genuine. They left it in the movie because it was effective. Baby falling over in this scene was unplanned too.

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.

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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Trivia: In the scene where we first see Patrick Swayze dancing, the older lady dancing with him is both the choreographer and the woman whose life the movie plot is based on.

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Suggested correction: It's based on Eleanor Bergstein's life. Not Miranda Garrison's. (Who originally stepped in to the role vacated by Kelly Bishop at the last minute).

Trivia: My aunt has stayed at the resort where the movie was set, and she lives around there. Apparently the crew spray painted the trees green because it wasn't really summer.

Continuity mistake: In the last dance scene, Patrick Swayze jumps down from the stage and starts dancing. He goes down on his knees and when he lifts one knee, it is extremely dusty, however when he stands up his knees are completely clean. (01:33:00)

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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.

Answer: They were there for 3 weeks, so they had been together for at least 2 weeks.

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