DIRTY DANCING
1987, Lionsgate, 100 min, Dir: Emile Ardolino

Hot on the heels of the Pantages run of musical smash "Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage," here’s the film that started it all, directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Grey plays Frances “Baby” Houseman, a college-bound 17-year-old spending the summer of 1963 at a Catskills resort with her family. When she falls for working-class dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) her world opens up, but her doctor father (Jerry Orbach) puts an end to the romance. But "Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"


UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
1992, Sony Repertory, 102 min, USA, Dir: Roland Emmerich

Two of the 1990s’ biggest action stars - Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren - do battle in this highly entertaining sci-fi film. Luc Deveraux (Van Damme) and Andrew Scott (Lundgren) are Special Forces operatives shot dead in Vietnam and resurrected by a Pentagon program to create superhuman fighters. The reanimated soldiers are drugged to suppress past memories … but that doesn’t quite erase the fact that Deveraux and a deranged Scott had killed each other.


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