Dirty Dancing's 2017 remark airs tonight on Channel 5: Here's all you need to know!
As the iconic film celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017, Dirty Dancing's new special three-hour filmed musical event features the story from the beloved 1987 romantic drama and instant movie classic told from a fresh perspective,.
The film dives deeper into the iconic characters, showcasing their progression and tackling social themes like race, women’s rights and the socio-economic division in the country at that time.
The film airs tonight, Sunday 11th June, at 6:25pm on Channel 5.
Dirty Dancing cast
The 2017 Dirty Dancing remark stars Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) as Baby, Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) as Marjorie Houseman and Bruce Greenwood (“American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson”) as Dr. Jake Houseman.
Also on the cast are Nicole Scherzinger (“Dancing with the Stars”) as Penny, Colt Prattes (“Rock of Ages,” Pink’s music video “Try”) as Johnny, Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) as Lisa Houseman and Tony Roberts (“Annie Hall”) as Max Kellerman.
Joining them are Trevor Einhorn (“Mad Men”) as Neil, Shane Harper (“The Passion”) as Robbie Gould, J. Quinton Johnson (“Everybody Wants Some”) as Marco, Beau “Casper” Smart (“Perfect Match”) as Billy, Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”) as Vivian Pressman and Billy Dee Williams (“Star Wars”) as Tito.
Dirty Dancing plot
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family.
Discover what happens to Baby and Johnny after that summer and more about the supporting characters from the original film. This fresh reimagining explores the relationship between Jake and Marjorie Houseman, Lisa’s goals in life and uncovers a fully realized character in Neil, with plenty of surprises in store.
Modernized, updated versions of the memorable, favorite songs from the original film, including “Time of My Life,” “Love Man,” “Do You Love Me,” “Hungry Eyes,” “She’s Like the Wind,” teamed with well-known songs that are new to “Dirty Dancing,” such as “Fever” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” are weaved into the storytelling and performed by the talented and versatile cast.
Dirty Dancing (2017) – Channel 5 – Sunday 11th June at 6:25pm