Patrick Swayze

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Donnie Darko at 20: the soulful student favourite comes of age
Richard Kelly’s unusual sci-fi drama made a star of Jake Gyllenhaal and introduced emo teens to a brave new world

Guy Lodge

26, Oct, 2021 @3:22 PM

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The Outsiders review – Coppola’s Brat Pack melodrama carries you away
Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe star in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 movie that comes crashing back on screen

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dirty Dancing sequel starring Jennifer Grey announced 33 years after original
Original star Grey will also executive produce follow-up to hit summer romance movie, with Jonathan Levine directing

Catherine Shoard

07, Aug, 2020 @9:11 AM

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Ghost at 30: the shock romantic blockbuster that tried to do it all
Patrick Swayze’s unusual star appeal helped make the supernatural romance the biggest hit of 1990 despite being resolutely unhip

Scott Tobias

13, Jul, 2020 @6:35 AM

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My favourite film aged 12: Ghost
Thrillingly, Patrick Swayze’s quest to reach out from the afterlife was rated 15 – an irresistible, illicit mix of sex, death and priapic pottery

Edward Tew

27, May, 2020 @2:11 PM

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My favourite film aged 12: Dirty Dancing
Patrick Swayze’s dance instructor Johnny swept me off my feet when I was an awkward teenager. Would I still have the time of my life rewatching this feelgood classic?

Ann Lee

19, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Ghost review – Patrick Swayze's immortal meditation on love and grief
Three decades on, this weepie classic retains an innocence and earnestness that makes it as delightfully comforting as ever

Peter Bradshaw

14, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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How we made Dirty Dancing's (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
‘My old boss called and asked me to write a song for a movie called Dirty Dancing. I thought: “Ah, poor Jimmy’s doing porn”’

Interviews by Henry Yates

09, Apr, 2019 @5:00 AM

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'When you grow up your heart dies': how the coming-of-age film got smart
From Pretty in Pink to Dirty Dancing and Say Anything - Hadley Freeman describes the emotions that got her hooked on films about growing up

Hadley Freeman

28, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Why Dirty Dancing would never be made today | Noo Saro-Wiwa
30 years ago the film addressed abortion, religion and class in a way that 21st-century Hollywood would never dare, writes Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo Saro-Wiwa

31, Aug, 2017 @1:23 PM

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Stanley Kubrick ruined my childhood: my mum, the Hollywood publicist
Simon Booker recalls his unconventional upbringing with his mother who was a glamorous film publicist in the Mad Men era

Simon Booker

25, Jun, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Jennifer Grey: 'I don't understand people who re-enact Dirty Dancing'
The star of some of the greatest 1980s movies on what it’s like to return to the era in new comedy Red Oaks on Amazon Prime, and why she has never done ‘the lift’ again

Gabriel Tate

12, Oct, 2015 @12:01 PM

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