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Emile Ardolino (1943–1993)

Author of Dirty Dancing [1987 film]

16 Works 1,339 Members 14 Reviews

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Works by Emile Ardolino

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1980s (4) 1990s (4) ballet (6) Blu-ray (11) CD (3) Christmas (10) Christmas movies (4) comedy (41) comedy films (4) coming of age (4) crime (10) Cynthia Rhodes (5) dance (24) dancing (6) digital (4) drama (39) DVD (132) DVDs (6) family (21) fiction (6) film (13) Jennifer Grey (11) Jerry Orbach (7) Major Motion Picture (3) movie (28) movies (24) music (26) musical (22) musicals (7) Patrick Swayze (13) PG (6) PG-13 (4) romance (40) soundtrack (6) to-read (4) VHS (20) video (5) watched (6) Wayne Knight (3) Whoopi Goldberg (4)

Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Ardolino, Emile
Birthdate
1943-05-09
Date of death
1993-11-20
Burial location
St John Cemetery, Queens, New York, USA
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Maspeth, New York, USA
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of death
AIDS
Places of residence
Queens, New York, USA
Education
Queens College
Occupations
film director
film producer
actor
choreographer
Awards and honors
17 Emmy Awards
Academy Award

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Reviews

An excellent production starring Whoopi Goldberg as a musical star who has to go into hiding after witnessing a crime... and hides in a convent. Maggie Smith is a wonderful Mother Superior, and the film is a testament to good music, people who care for each other, and a fight against crime and mobs.

Set in the United States, with great timing, and some humour as well as a bit of violence (mostly off screen). Rated PG but unlikely to be of interest to children.

Longer review here: https://suesdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2023/01/sister-act-whoopi-goldberg.html… (more)
½
 
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SueinCyprus | 3 other reviews | Jan 20, 2023 |
Witness protection puts a lounge singer in a convent.

2.5/4 (Okay).

Surprisingly painless.
 
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comfypants | 3 other reviews | Aug 29, 2020 |
The edition I read is large-format, thick picture book. Long basic quiet 'biography' of a cat - with lots of absolutely gorgeous full-page illustrations. (Charcoal?)
 
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Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
A rich girl falls for a dance instructor "from the streets."

I believe "hot mess" is the term. The only way I can make sense of this movie is that it's actually about time-travelers.

Concept: D
Story: D
Characters: D
Dialog: D
Pacing: B
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: D
Acting: C
Music: B

Enjoyment: C

GPA: 1.7/4
½
 
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comfypants | 5 other reviews | Oct 23, 2015 |

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Works
16
Members
1,339
Popularity
#19,227
Rating
3.9
Reviews
14
ISBNs
53
Languages
2

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