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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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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
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Ren
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Ariel
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Rev. Shaw Moore
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Vi Moore
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Willard (as Christopher Penn)
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Rusty
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Woody
Elizabeth Gorcey ...
Wendy Jo
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Ethel McCormack
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Chuck Cranston
Douglas Dirkson ...
Burlington Cranston
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Lulu Warnicker
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Wes Warnicker
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Andy Beamis
Alan Haufrect ...
Coach Roger Dunbar
Linda MacEwen ...
Eleanor Dunbar
Kim Jensen ...
Edna
Michael Telmont ...
Travis
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Rich
Ken Kemp ...
Jeff
Russ McGinn ...
Herb
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Mr. Gurntz
H.E.D. Redford ...
Widdoes
Jay Bernard ...
Harvey
David Valenza ...
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Meghan Broadhead ...
Sarah Warnicker
Mimi Broadhead ...
Amy Warnicker
Gene Pack ...
Bernie
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Virginia (as Marcia Yvette Reider)
John Perryman ...
Fat Cowboy
Mary Ethel Gregory ...
Mrs. Allyson
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Mr. Walsh
J. Paul Broadhead ...
Mayor Dooley
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Elvis
Carmen Trevino ...
Girl
Melissa Renee Graehl ...
Girl (as Melissa Renée Graehl)
Monica M. Da Silva ...
Girl
Terri Gay Ulmer ...
Girl
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Party Kid (uncredited)
Kevin Denson ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Deborah Frazier ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Michele Laurita ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty ...
Nerdish High School DJ (uncredited)
Alison Trouse ...
Cowgirl Bar Dancer (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by

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Herbert Ross

Written by

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Dean Pitchford ... (written by)

Produced by

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Daniel Melnick ... executive producer
Lewis J. Rachmil ... producer
Craig Zadan ... producer

Cinematography by

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Ric Waite ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Paul Hirsch

Editorial Department

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David Handman ... assistant editor
Peck Prior ... assistant editor
Gregory Scherick ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Marci Liroff

Production Design by

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Ron Hobbs

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Mary Swanson ... (as Mary Olivia Swanson)

Costume Design by

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Gloria Gresham

Makeup Department

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Barbara Lampson ... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Murray Schwartz ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Engelman ... second assistant director
Donald Hauer ... additional second assistant director (as Donald Paul Hauer)
L. Andrew Stone ... first assistant director

Art Department

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C.J. Maguire ... property master

Sound Department

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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

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Wayne Beauchamp ... special effects (as James W. Beauchamp)

Stunts

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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
Tommy J. Huff ... truck stunts (uncredited)

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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

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Cate Praggastis ... location casting
Margery Simkin ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kendall Errair ... costumer: women
Barton Kent James ... costumer: men (as Barton K. James)

Location Management

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Frawley Becker ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Nancy Fogarty ... music editor
Miles Goodman ... music adaptor: score
Jim Henrikson ... music editor
Becky Mancuso-Winding ... music supervisor (as Becky Shargo)
Jellybean Benítez ... music remixer: Dancing In The Sheets (uncredited) / music remixer: Holding Out for a Hero (uncredited) / music remixer: Let's Hear It For The Boy (uncredited)
Lee De Carlo ... song producer (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty ... music playback operator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Sam Edelman ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines One kid. One town. One chance. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Footloose: Ritmo Louco (Brazil)
  • Footloose - A Música Está do teu Lado (Portugal)
  • Futluz (Serbia)
  • Todos a bailar (Mexico)
  • Свободные (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Budget $8,200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,556,935, 19 Feb 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia In a 2013 interview with Howard Stern, Kevin Bacon admitted that he has actually tipped DJs at weddings NOT to play Footloose. He stated that people expect him to dance the song as he did in the movie. In truth, while he did do some of the dancing there was also a dancing double for him as well. See more »
Goofs When the brick is thrown into Ren's home, it is tossed through the front ground-floor window. In the next scene, the brick is found by the family in the girls bedroom, which appears to be on the second floor. Directly following this, Ren is seen sitting in the living room by the front door. This should be the room that the brick ended up in, considering its position - but it isn't. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Kenny Loggins: Footloose (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Footloose See more »
Quotes Ren: You like Men at Work?
Willard: Which man?
Ren: Men at Work.
Willard: Well where do they work?
Ren: No, they don't, they're a music group.
Willard: Well what do they call themselves?
Ren: Oh no! What about the Police?
Willard: What about 'em?
Ren: You ever heard them?
Willard: No, but I seen them.
Ren: Where, in concert?
Willard: No, behind you.
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