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
Per Kevin Bacon, Peter Tramm, his credited main dance double in the famous warehouse scene, was married at the time to Marine Jahan, the famously uncredited dance double for Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. See more »
The second breakdancer's jacket is on/off between shots. See more »
He was trying to teach *that* book down at the school.
Slaughterhouse-Five, isn't that an awful name?
Yeah it's a great book... Slaughterhouse-Five, it's a classic.
Do you read much?
Maybe in another town, it's a classic.
In *any* town.
Tom Sawyer is a classic!
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Footloose is not a great movie with a very dry and easy to tell storyline,the cast is pretty solid but other than that this movie does not stand out,Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow did do a good job though.I thought that this was a musical,which it is in plays,I'm not very in to musicals but when I put this on I expected a lot of singing.There is very little music in it,but where there is,there the most enjoyable parts.
Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) moves to a town where music and dancing is banned.Ren is very passionate about this and trys to bring it back with the help of his school mates.
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