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Director:
Writer:
Dean Pitchford (written by)
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Release Date:
17 February 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One kid. One town. One chance. See more »
Plot:
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sure it's silly but it's an 80s teen musical See more (104 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Herbert Ross 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dean Pitchford  written by

Produced by
Daniel Melnick .... executive producer
Lewis J. Rachmil .... producer
Craig Zadan .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Marci Liroff 
 
Production Design by
Ron Hobbs 
 
Set Decoration by
Mary Swanson  (as Mary Olivia Swanson)
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Lampson .... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Murray Schwartz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Engelman .... second assistant director
Donald Hauer .... additional second assistant director (as Donald Paul Hauer)
L. Andrew Stone .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
C.J. Maguire .... property master
 
Sound Department
Robert Bradshaw .... sound effects editor
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Stan Gilbert .... supervising adr editor
David W. Gray .... sound stereo consultant: Dolby
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor (as Randall F. Kelley)
Bob Newlan .... sound effects editor
Al Overton Jr. .... sound mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gregg C. Rudloff)
Wylie Stateman .... sound effects editor
Anthony Milch .... sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects (as James W. Beauchamp)
 
Stunts
Robert Allen .... stunts
Wayne Brown .... stunts
J. Suzanne Fish .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Paul Godwin .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator
Clair E. Leucart .... stunts
Daniel K. Moore .... stunts
Lane Parrish .... stunts (as Lane M. Parrish)
Carol Rees .... stunts (as Carol L. Rees)
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Peter Tramm .... stunt dancer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator
Carl Boles .... gaffer
Harold Rabuse .... key grip (as Harold H. Rabuse)
Richard R. Robinson .... still photographer
Baird Steptoe .... first assistant camera
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... first assistant camera
Richard Walden .... camera operator
Dale Alexander .... key grip (uncredited)
Mako Koiwai .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Cate Praggastis .... location casting
Margery Simkin .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kendall Errair .... costumer: women
Barton Kent James .... costumer: men (as Barton K. James)
 
Editorial Department
David Handman .... assistant editor
Peck Prior .... assistant editor
Gregory Scherick .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Miles Goodman .... music adaptor: score
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Becky Mancuso-Winding .... music supervisor (as Becky Shargo)
Lee De Carlo .... song producer (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty .... music playback operator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Sam Edelman .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Frawley Becker .... location manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Chuck Gaylord .... consultant: gymnastics
Spencer Henderson .... associate choreographer
Ronnie Kramer .... secretary: Mr. Schwartz
Michael Maslansky .... publicist
Christopher Meledandri .... associate: Mr. Rachmil and Mr. Zadan
David Oliver .... title designer
Lynne Taylor-Corbett .... choreographer
Esther Vivante .... script supervisor
Ronald Walkshorse .... set security (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
107 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | UK:PG (cinema rating) (cut) | UK:12A (re-rating) (2007) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1984) | USA:R (original rating) (1983) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Madonna and Haviland Morris auditioned for the role of Ariel Moore.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Rev. arrives at the library he takes a stack of books and gives them to a boy to return. He then takes another stack of books which he holds onto but then he takes another stack of books in his empty hands and holds them through the scene.See more »
Quotes:
Ren:What are you doing here?
Ariel:Watching.
Ren:I thought I was alone.
Ariel:Not in this town. There's eyes everywhere.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Almost ParadiseSee more »

FAQ

Chapter headings, a semi-official version 1.00
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39 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Sure it's silly but it's an 80s teen musical, 6 April 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Teenager Ren (Kevin Bacon) moves to a small mid Western town with his mom after his parents divorce. It seems the Reverend Moore (John Lithgow), of the town's only church, has totally banned rock and roll music from the entire town. He has a daughter named Ariel (Lori Singer) who is basically a hell-raiser--yet loves her father. Rem decides to stop the ban and bring the town back to life.

OK--we're not dealing with reality here at ALL! A town banning rock music entirely is ridiculous and the town only has ONE church? And the game of chicken using tractors was just silly. And don't get me started on how Bacon, Singer, Chris Penn and Sarah Jessica Parker look WAY too old to be high school students--Singer was THIRTY when she did this! And how the heck did all the kids from the town learn how to dance so quickly? But, as a no brain musical, this does work.

The opening sequence alone is great (it shows various feet dancing to the title tune). Also the acting helps a lot. Bacon is just great--he doesn't take the movie too seriously and gives out a very good performance. He also has a big dance number (to a song called "Never") which is him and THREE different stuntman doing the more unrealistic moves. Singer is too old for her role but she tries. Penn is pretty good as Bacon's best friend--his learning how to dance sequence is a highlight. Parker did this before she was known and she's not bad. Lithgow and Wiest are just great as the Reverend and his wife--Wiest has a great scene where she calmly tells him off and Lithgow (wisely) does not play the Reverend as a one-note character. You see him trying to understand his daughter and slowly realizing that music isn't bad.

So--this is no "Singin in the Rain" but for a 1980s teen musical it's lots of fun. Great songs too. Just turn off your brain and enjoy!

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