Classic tale of teenage rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. And a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy". Written by
When the youths are all dancing to the tape in the portable radio, the aerial is up. When Rev. Shaw Moore approaches the radio and stops the tape, the aerial is now down. See more »
Reverend Shaw Moore:
If our Lord wasn't testing us, how would you account for the proliferation, these days, of this obscene rock and roll music, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality?
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"Footloose" is one of the great dance movies of the 1980's. The plot is a little thin at points but nevertheless, the atmosphere of the film makes it good. The dancing is great and the soundtrack is still fun to listen to even today. Kevin Bacon is perfectly cast as is Lori Singer. John Lithgow further shows his versatility as an actor showing that he can play comic and dramatic roles. I love this film and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of "Flashdance" or "Dirty Dancing".
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