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Old 27-09-2004, 13:13   #1
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Dirty Dancing - Jennifer Grey Body Double?

Hi All,

I have never seen this film but some people in the office were talking about it. I then said I recall a TV Show or Documentary that said Jennifer Grey used a possible Male body double in some her dance scenes?

Anybody have any info on this? Did I imagine this. By the reaction I got from the people at work I suspect I did and it must have been a different Dance based movie.

I've searched the IMDB and trawled Google but cant find anything, so can anybody point me at a web site of sorts?
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Old 27-09-2004, 13:18   #2
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Why did you post this in this forum? Dirty Dancing a classic...
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Old 27-09-2004, 13:25   #3
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Dirty Dancing a classic...
Hence I havent seen it It may not be a classic, I dunno, but its an 80's film

Edit - Just re-read the forum description and asked for the thread to be moved up to Modern.

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Old 27-09-2004, 14:30   #4
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I have never seen this film but some people in the office were talking about it. I then said I recall a TV Show or Documentary that said Jennifer Grey used a possible Male body double in some her dance scenes?
There was a male body double for Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. This was on one of those dubious 'I love 198?' programs.
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Old 27-09-2004, 14:34   #5
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There was a male body double for Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. This was on one of those dubious 'I love 198?' programs.
It must have been that then and I did see it on one of the Channel 4 \ Sky One "I Love 198..." Shows.

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Old 27-09-2004, 16:17   #6
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Definitely Flashdance.
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Jennifer Beals actually had three stunt doubles for the audition scene. One was Marine Jahan, who did the ballet-ish moves; Sharon Shapiro was an UCLA vaulting champion did the diving in the air and the third was a male breakdancer called Crazy Legs who did the spinning on the back.
Crazy Legs was one of the Rock Steady Crew and featured early on in the film.

Supposedly Paramount tried very hard at one point to get David Cronenberg to direct Flashdance. He repeatedly turned it down, saying, "You won't thank me, I would destroy this!" How bizarre it that?

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Old 28-09-2004, 12:08   #8
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They were discussing Jennifer Grey on the radio a few months ago and how having a nose job probably ruined her career through loss of identity.....

Not sure why I posted that, I guess I find it strange that an 'improvement' to her face in the end wasn't.
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