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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:
Fun Teenage Rebelion Picture See more (108 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:
Kevin Bacon was offered the leading role for the Stephen King movie Christine (1983), at the same time that he was asked to do a screen test for Footloose (1984). The producers had to convince Bacon that turning down a sure role in "Christine" for a part he might not even get in "Footloose" was the wiser choice. The producers told him that if he got the part for "Footloose", the role would make him a star. 30 seconds into the screen test, Bacon was offered the part.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the break-dancers showdown Willard is wearing his tux jacket. Then he gets picked for a solo and his jacket is off again.See more »
Quotes:
Reverend Shaw Moore:[to Ariel] Your mother didn't think you had any money with you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Almost ParadiseSee more »

FAQ

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fun Teenage Rebelion Picture, 7 September 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Footloose (1984)

*** (out of 4)

A teen (Kevin Bacon) from Chicago moves to a small city, which has been ruined by a preacher (John Lithgow) and his wife (Dianne Wiest) who have convinced everyone that dancing and rock music are sins. The teen gets in trouble for what he believes in but soon he starts to show the others what a good time can come from dancing. Yes, the story is incredibly silly and yes it's incredibly predictable but who cares when something is this fun? FOOTLOOSE is just like those drive-in films from the 1950s, the ones that tried to explain to parents why rock and roll music wouldn't turn them into evil demons. This type of film was running wild back in the 1950s and I think it works perfectly well when updated to 1984. Again, I don't blame anyone for attacking the story but those who do so are just taking it way too serious when the main goal of the movie was to have viewers just kicking back and having a good time. I think the majority of the success is due to the terrific performance from Bacon who perfectly fits the role of the outcast who tries to take on an entire community. Bacon was exceptionally believable in the part and handled everything from the dramatic scenes to the lighter ones. Even his dancing hits the high marks. Lori Singer doesn't come close to matching him but she makes for a nice supporting player in the role of the girlfriend. Lithgow is his typical entertaining self and it's nice seeing Wiest even though her role is terribly underwritten. Another big thumbs up has to go to Christopher Penn in his role of the redneck who doesn't know how to dance. Another major factor to the film's success is the terrific soundtrack including the hit title track by Kenny Loggins. I'm not sure why anyone would go into FOOTLOOSE expecting some sort of art picture. It's a fast, fun film dealing with teenagers and rock and roll. It might not be a Bergman film but it's still very entertaining and that's the most important thing.

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So Ariel's Dad didn't like Ren but never said anything about her BF? jerelvis
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John Lithgow is Terrifying! toothfairy8505
The Drive in dancing scene makes me cringe ambrosesmith44
Future copies of the DVD should say michaelward15
Tractor Chicken!?!?! Anger Dancing?!?!?! WTF!!! s.kelly-25
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