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Footloose -- Footloose portrays the timeless struggle between innocent pleasure and rigid morality, when city - boy Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon) finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing - and therefore all youthful joy - has been banned.
Footloose -- Music video by Kenny Loggins performing Footloose. (C) 1984 Sony Music Entertainment
Footloose --  A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Footloose -- Clip: You're Beautiful
Footloose -- Featurette: Kevin Bacon Enrolling In A Real High School For Research


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Release Date:
17 February 1984 (USA) See more »
One kid. One town. One chance. See more »
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 »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Gotta Cut Loose for Kevin Bacon See more (113 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Bacon ... Ren

Lori Singer ... Ariel

John Lithgow ... Rev. Shaw Moore

Dianne Wiest ... Vi Moore

Chris Penn ... Willard (as Christopher Penn)

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Rusty

John Laughlin ... Woody
Elizabeth Gorcey ... Wendy Jo

Frances Lee McCain ... Ethel McCormack
Jim Youngs ... Chuck Cranston
Douglas Dirkson ... Burlington Cranston
Lynne Marta ... Lulu Warnicker
Arthur Rosenberg ... Wes Warnicker
Timothy Scott ... Andy Beamis
Alan Haufrect ... Coach Roger Dunbar
Linda MacEwen ... Eleanor Dunbar
Kim Jensen ... Edna
Michael Telmont ... Travis
Leo Geter ... Rich
Ken Kemp ... Jeff
Russ McGinn ... Herb

Sam Dalton ... Mr. Gurntz
H.E.D. Redford ... Widdoes
Jay Bernard ... Harvey
David Valenza ... Team Member
Meghan Broadhead ... Sarah Warnicker
Mimi Broadhead ... Amy Warnicker
Gene Pack ... Bernie

Marcia Dangerfield ... Virginia (as Marcia Yvette Reider)
John Perryman ... Fat Cowboy
Mary Ethel Gregory ... Mrs. Allyson
Oscar Rowland ... Mr. Walsh
J. Paul Broadhead ... Mayor Dooley

John Bishop ... Elvis
Carmen Trevino ... Girl
Melissa Renee Graehl ... Girl (as Melissa Renée Graehl)
Monica M. Da Silva ... Girl
Terri Gay Ulmer ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brandyn Cross ... Party Kid (uncredited)

Michael Flynn ... Policeman (uncredited)
Deborah Frazier ... Dancer (uncredited)

Marcia Gay Harden ... Dancer (uncredited)
Andrea Hays ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Michele Laurita ... Dancer (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty ... Nerdish High School DJ (uncredited)
Alison Trouse ... Cowgirl Bar Dancer (uncredited)
Brian Wimmer ... Bit Part (uncredited)

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 .... 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 .... re-recording mixer
Gregg Rudloff .... re-recording mixer (as Gregg C. Rudloff)
Wylie Stateman .... sound effects editor
Allan Bromberg .... assistant: sound editor (uncredited)
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)
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
Location Management
Frawley Becker .... location manager
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
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)
Brian Wimmer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | 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 on appeal) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

John Lithgow is only 12 years older than Lori Singer, who plays his daughter.See more »
Continuity: When Ren and Ariel kiss for the first time, their arms switch positions numerous times between shots.See more »
Willard:People think she's a hellraiser.
Ren:Is she?
Willard:I think she's been kissed a lot.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Let's Hear It for the BoySee more »


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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Gotta Cut Loose for Kevin Bacon, 17 March 2008
Author: evanston_dad from United States

Aw, come on IMDb'ers, why the low rating? Where's your sense of loyalty? I can't hear that Kenny Loggins title song and see those pairs of dancing feet during the opening credits without sitting down to watch this whole movie. And even if it's largely to make fun of it, I still love it for old times' sake.

Kevin Bacon is the tough city kid stuck in some podunk Midwest town where dancing has been outlawed. John Lithgow is the preacher who serves as Bacon's arch nemesis; Lori Singer is the preacher's daughter who has a hankering for the new dangerous kid. Dianne Wiest is the reasonable mom who acts as referee between dad and daughter. The whole thing is sillier than an episode of "Laugh-In," but many of the actors (particularly Lithgow, Wiest and Bacon) are good enough to actually sell the material. And come on, admit it, you know you like the music.

Grade: B+

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