It's been 25 years since "Dirty Dancing" starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey debuted in theaters and people are still in love with the movie even decades later. It's a film about the ultimate good-girl turned bad and bad-boy turned good, and who can resist that?
"Dirty Dancing" is a movie that will probably remain in people's hearts for a long time.
As a way of celebrating 25 years of "Dirty Dancing" let's take a look back at some of the best aspects of the movie.
For starters, how about the lift at the end of the movie -- It's arguably the most memorable scene.
Or when they're in the lake practicing the lift for one of the first times in the lake? Johnny goes to pick up Baby's strap that had fallen, but clumsily moves his hand away after she quickly fixes it herself.
Gray and Swayze were amazing on the big screen together, even if they may have not gotten along while they were filming the movie, they certainly fooled all of us.
Let's not forget about Baby's spectacular pink dress at the end or the distinctive soundtrack. It's nearly impossible to hear "Time of My Life" and not want to jump into someone's arms.
The famous scene from the end of "Dirty Dancing" was even reenacted in the 2001film "Crazy, Stupid, Love" with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Gosling's character takes Stone back to his home where he tells her his secret for 'romancing girls to bed.' When he tells her that he puts on the "Time of my Life" song from "Dirty Dancing" she laughs in the face, but moments later the actress is running towards Gosling.
Another aspect of the movie that helped make it a classic were the quotes:
Baby: "I carried a watermelon." Then to herself, "Carried a watermelon?"
Penny: "Go back to your playpen, Baby."
Johnny: "Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame."
Johnny: "You just put your pickle on everybody's plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me."
Johnny: "It's not on the one, it's not the mambo. It's a feeling; a heartbeat."
Lisa: "Oh, come on. You don't care about me. You wouldn't care if I humped the entire army... as long as they were on the right side of the Ho Chi Minh Trail."
Then there's the most quotable line that came out of the movie, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
Almost any "Dirty Dancing" fan can recite these quotes at the drop of a hat and that's one of the reason's that "Dirty Dancing."
The movie has been passed down through two generations of women, which why it remains so popular today.
Relive some of the best moments by watching a "Dirty Dancing" compilation video from YouTube:
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