Patrick swayze dating history
How did all that trauma lead to moviegoers having the time of their lives? Writer/producer Eleanor Bergstein based the story on her own childhood.
The inspiration for Johnny was supposedly a dancer named Michael Terrace that Bergstein knew in Brooklyn.
"I remember when I was making the film, I was going through the dance steps with the director and the choreographer and they said 'Eleanor, maybe you should get some of your old partners to dance with you' and I said, 'My old partners are either in jail or out on parole," she recalled. Emile Ardolino was the Oscar-winning director of the documentary "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing," but he'd never directed a fiction feature before.