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Directed by Emile Ardolino

United States 1987 100 mins.

Less than thrilled by the prospect of another boring summer at a posh Catskill resort with her family, 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) has the unexpected time of her life when she falls into the arms of resident dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Though he’s from the wrong side of the tracks, he’s got a lot to teach Baby before she heads off to college in the fall.

Genres: Romance, Drama



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