Little-Known Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Beloved Classic ‘Dirty Dancing’

There have been plenty of big budget blockbuster movies that will remain in our memories forever. The writing, the acting and the story all come together for a brilliant display of cinema. There’s really nothing else like it.

Sometimes, though, a movie with a low budget and unknown actors can have the same impact on an audience. It’s always a nice surprise when a movie with low expectations shocks everyone with an Academy Award-winning effort.

Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, is one of those movies. It had a mostly unrecognizable cast and a very low bankroll, but it managed to become one of the most famous movies of all time. Enjoy 24 little-known facts about this great flick, and then go watch it again!

1. In the scene where Johnny (Swayze) and Baby (Grey) are alone practicing their dance moves, Johnny runs his fingers down Baby’s arm and she bursts out laughing. This was a genuine reaction from Grey, as is the frustration on Patrick’s face.


2. Jennifer Grey initially refused to work on this film because Patrick Swayze was going to be a part of it. Apparently, she didn’t enjoy working with him previously on Red Dawn. Swayze was able to convince her, though.


3. There is one scene where Johnny and Baby crawl to each other. The actors were actually just joking around during the filming of this, but the director thought it added a nice touch and decided to keep it in.


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