15. A sponsor pulled out when they heard the plot involved abortion
Dirty Dancing was made on such a shoestring budget that its producers, Vestron, hoped to attract a sponsor for it. And they almost found one in the form of an acne cream company, but the abortion scene caused the deal to flounder. Fearing a backlash if it associated with the film, the firm subsequently made a quick exit.
14. Several people suffered on-set injured all on the same day
On the sixth day of filming Dirty Dancing, the crew must have begun to wonder if they were cursed. Indeed, over the course of 24 hours property was stolen by burglars, flooding blocked the surrounding roads, a van was destroyed, three crew members suffered workplace accidents, and three others had food poisoning.