One of the Most Iconic Lines in the Film Almost Didn’t Make the Final Cut

“Nobody puts Baby in the corner” is one of the most quoted lines in cinematic history, but Swayze tried to get it taken out of the film because he disliked it so much. Later on, Swayze admitted that the line worked once he saw the film in its entirety. When he was battling cancer near the end of his life, he claimed to assure friends, “Nobody puts Patrick’s pancreas in a corner.”

Grey Almost Missed the Film’s 1987 Premiere

Twelve days before the big premiere, the actress was involved in a car accident with then boyfriend Matthew Broderick, which left two people dead in Ireland. “I’m feeling so happy to be here and to be alive and to be healthy,” Grey told ET on the red carpet at the premiere.

Dirty Dancing grossed just under $214 million, on top of winning an Oscar and multiple Grammys for the music. The soundtrack even beat Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen on the charts. Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in a corner, and that’s why today it’s still regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.