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Footloose -- Music video by Kenny Loggins performing Footloose. (C) 1984 Sony Music Entertainment
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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:
You Just Need A Lobotomy And Some Dancing Shoes Baby! See more (113 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
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
 
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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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) | 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?

Trivia:
Madonna and Haviland Morris auditioned for the role of Ariel Moore.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the end of the film Willard gets into a fight with Chuck and his pals and Ren shows up to help him out. During the fight, both Willard's black tuxedo and Ren's red tuxedo get completely covered in dirt. As soon as the fight is over and everyone goes back into the dance, both tuxedos are completely spotless.See more »
Quotes:
Reverend Shaw Moore:[discussing Ariel] We're losing her, Vi. Don't you see that?
Vi Moore:No. I see you chasing after her and I see her running from you.
Reverend Shaw Moore:She's become so willful, so obstinate.
Vi Moore:She's like her father. The two of you were so wonderful once. You had so much to talk about. I was almost jealous.
Reverend Shaw Moore:It's not as if we don't talk. It's just that sometimes people run out of things to say.
Vi Moore:Shaw, it's 20 years now I've been a minister's wife. And I've been quiet, supportive, unobtrusive and after 20 years I still think you're a wonderful, a wonderful preacher. You can lift a congregation up so high they have to look down to see heaven. But it's the one to one where you need a little work.
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46 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
You Just Need A Lobotomy And Some Dancing Shoes Baby!, 19 July 2015
Author: garthbarnes-11100 from United States

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The mixing of the sacred with the profane in this movie would have kept Durkheim up at nights. I can tell you this, it has two good songs the title and Let's Hear It For The Boy, like Flashdance they had to import Cougar's Hurt So Good to conceal how bad the rest of the score is. Dienne Wiest, could she be more saintly? Did she come from heaven in a beam of pure light? Young people, when you are Wren, I know, it is misspelled for a reason, the whole world really does not stop when you drive up playing that awful Quiet Riot crap. See, even small towns have their own indigenous deviants, some of which probably make Wren look like a Sunday school teacher. I love that, the whole school comes to a stop when he drives up. There is a word for that it is: Narcissism. They would not have given a big poop. Did you enjoy seeing action star Christopher Penn humiliated like that? No wonder he passed away. I bet he preferred the scene in Best of the Best 2 where he gets his neck snapped. The movie is painful; Lori Singer single handedly destroyed the Man With One Red Shoe. Her beauty is equaled only by her abysmal acting.

I am sorry, votaries, but when I saw this in a theater people were giggling all through Wren's Bible lecture on How God is in to Disco. Please, OK, have mercy, we are eating out here stick to your bad haircut and go bust a seem on your jeans dorky boy. Yes, Wren the expert on theology and how it applies to bad dancing. Trust me, he can read any Psalm he likes if God saw their dancing He would have taken that out of the old testament. Even granting the silly premise, the movie is bad beyond belief. Did somebody say Herbert Ross, the genius who made Undercover Blues? Yes, he is like Stanley Kubrick. The movie is so contrived, silly and unintentionally drop dead funny. I agree with the above reviewer, it is better than Flashdance but so is a pile of dog poop. We get Lord Worfin playing the world's most unbelievable preacher with his saintly wife kindly castrating him for his own good. The whole Electra complex with Ariel and Elmer Gantry: BORING. I can understand her death wish; hey, if I were in this movie I would step in front of a train too.

Gee, show of hands, how many people thought Fire and Brimstone boy wouldn't give in and there would be no dance? Wren leaves town and they all jump off the bridge? The ending is known in advance by anyone who can get ten neurons firing. The scene with Wren testing the limits of his pant's seems in the warehouse is drop dead funny. I and my buddies were not the only people laughing. It made a lot of money but people were giggling all through this turkey. See, if you know the ending within five minutes of the beginning it bores the hell out of us. Herbert Ross made that piece of excrement Seems Like Old Times, and his only big hit The Sunshine Boys is one half of a good movie; the second half is dismal. Only Lithgow can act, he gets terrible performances out of the rest of the cast. Wiest is a 9 on the sphincter scale.

Yes, you will want to cut loose: we all did right out of the freaking theater on this dorkorama cheese ball special. It is full of scenes that are funny that are supposed to be serious and vice versa. A True Lobotomy Special: try hitting yourself in the head many times before viewing. It gets better and better the more brain cells you lose. HOKEY POKEY

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