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Footloose (1984)

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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

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... Ren
... Ariel
... Rev. Shaw Moore
... Vi Moore
... Willard (as Christopher Penn)
... Rusty
... Woody
Elizabeth Gorcey ... Wendy Jo
... Ethel McCormack
... Chuck Cranston
Douglas Dirkson ... Burlington Cranston
... Lulu Warnicker
Arthur Rosenberg ... Wes Warnicker
... Andy Beamis
Alan Haufrect ... Coach Roger Dunbar
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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 Anonymous

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The music is on his side. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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17 February 1984 (USA)  »

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$8,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,556,935, 19 February 1984

Gross USA:

$80,035,402
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In the DVD commentary, Kevin Bacon revealed that the co-ed extras in the locker room scene were paid twenty dollars apiece to appear nude. See more »

Goofs

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

Ariel: Hey Ren! When this hat flies in the air, you better have your butt in gear.
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Referenced in Modern Family: When Good Kids Go Bad (2011) See more »

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Bang Your Head (Metal Health)
Performed by Quiet Riot
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Great musical of the 1980's!!
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This drama/musical tells the story of young man who moves into a very religious community . The young man is played by Kevin Bacon. He finds out that the local preacher does not allow any music, dancing , fun in his town. Eventually with the help of some friends, he manages to talk the citizens to allow the teens to have a dance. This movie also stars John Lithgow from 3rd Rock from the Sun!!Footloose has awesome sound track , is full of great songs!!!This is one great musical along with Grease in the 1970's!!


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