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Dirty Dancing
Director: Emile Ardolino (Dir)
Release Date:   21 Aug 1987
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 21 Aug 1987
Duration (in mins):   100
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Cast:   Patrick Swayze (Johnny Castle)  
    Jennifer Grey (Baby Houseman)  
    Jerry Orbach (Jake Houseman)  
    Cynthia Rhodes (Penny Johnson)  
    Jack Weston (Max Kellerman)  

Production Company: Vestron Pictures  
  Great American Films Limited Partnership  
Distribution Company: Vestron Pictrures  
Director: Emile Ardolino (Dir)
Producer: Linda Gottlieb (Prod)
Writer: Eleanor Bergstein (Wrt)
Photography: Jeff Jur (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: David Chapman (Prod des)
Film Editor: Peter C. Frank (Film ed)
Music: John Morris (Mus score)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Country: United States
Language: English

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Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Great American Films Joint Venture 7/4/1988 dd/mm/yyyy PA378802

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: with songs

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   19 Aug 1987   p. 3, 6.
Los Angeles Times   21 Aug 1987   p. 1.
New York Times   21 Aug 1987   p. 3.
Variety   20 May 1987   p. 104.

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