Dirty Dancing was released way back in 1987 and it has maintained its iconic status till date. The movie wasn’t actually expected to be such a huge hit. The two stars of the film, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, didn’t like working with each other ever since their first collaboration on “Red Dawn”. Original main sponsor, Clearasil, decided to leave the movie when writer and producer Eleanor Bergstein refused to cut the movie’s abortion part. Even the test screenings were a disaster.
But the movie shocked everyone with its success. Despite all the obstacles in its way, it ended up having a worldwide gross of just under $214 million dollars. It won an Oscar and multiple Grammys for the music; the soundtrack was on the top of the charts, beating songs by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen. It is not hard to see why Dirty Dancing is still loved by many!
Watch the final dance scene of Dirty Dancing below! Do you remember this? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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