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Dirty Dancing:Havana Nights question

Old 02-15-04, 03:13 PM
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Dirty Dancing:Havana Nights question

Okay, the movie hasn't opened yet, but my question isn't one that regards plot.
I was glancing over the cast list at the IMDB, and noticed that Patrick Swayze was listed to play the same character he did in the 1987 original. Major problem is, this one takes place several years before the original, and Patrick Swayze is 17 years older!!! How in the world do they intend to explain this inconsistency, or will it just be blown off?
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The character isn't identified. Swayze just shows up, dances (well) with the lead, and tells her to follow her heart. They never assign him a name.

IMO, not a very good film. It tries to ape the original DANCING formula, but tosses in way too much Cuban revolutionary material. It’s a mess, but a short (80 minutes) mess…
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I know nothing about this movie and just saw a preview for it this weekend. My question is. Why are they trying to ruin the Dirty Dancing name? It looks horrible and I wish it was just called Havana Nights so I wouldnt' have to think twice about it.
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Another sad attempt to create a franchise out of something that's "unfranchiseable".
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Damnit. I was hoping Swayze shows up and says, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner!"
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It's all explained in the credits:

Patrick Swayze..........................................Time-Travelling Geezer

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