The line that still roars 30 years later
“NOBODY puts Baby in the corner.” It was the line the late Patrick Swayze did not want to say, according to Dirty Dancing writer Eleanor Bergstein in a story by the Huffington Post.
And yet it became one of the most enduring lines of the movie, which chalks up the 30th anniversary of its US release this week.
The film, in which Frances “Baby’’ Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with a camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Swayze), broaches such themes as pregnancy out of wedlock, working class vs middle class, and forbidden love.
All the action takes place during a summer at a family-friendly resort in the Catskills. Take a trip down memory lane this weekend, and set some time aside to watch a movie classic.