Dirty Dancing – Time of my Life (Final Dance)
Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach. The story is a coming-of-age drama that documents a teenage girl’s relationship with a dance instructor whom she encounters during her family’s summer vacation.
Originally a low-budget film by a new studio, Great American Films Limited Partnership, and with no major stars (except Broadway legend Jerry Orbach in a supporting role), Dirty Dancing became a massive box office hit. As of 2009, it had earned over $214 million worldwide. It was the first film to sell more than a million copies on home video, and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack created by Jimmy Ienner generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, which won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet.The film spawned a 2004 reboot, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, as well as a stage version which has had sellout performances in Australia, Europe, and North America, with plans to open on Broadway.
On August 8, 2011, a Dirty Dancing remake was announced with Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, as the director. However, on June 8, 2012, Lionsgate announced they are postponing the reboot. Citing casting reasons, the remake release was put off until 2014 at the earliest; it had been scheduled to be released in July 2013,
Dirty Dancing is the original soundtrack of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The album became a huge commercial success. It went on to sell 32 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.In the United States the album spent 18 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 album sales charts and went multi-platinum.As of 2007, it is still re-entering the Irish charts on occasion, having spent more than 230 weeks in the top 30.
It spawned a follow-up album entitled More Dirty Dancing (1988).
Ultimate Dirty Dancing (full title: Dirty Dancing: Ultimate Dirty Dancing) was released in 2003 and contains every song from the motion picture Dirty Dancing sequenced in the order it appears in the film.
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