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Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 14 October 2011 (USA)
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City teenager Ren MacCormack 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ren
... Ariel
... Rev. Shaw Moore
... Vi Moore
... Willard
... Wes Warnicker
... Chuck
... Lulu Warnicker
... Rusty
... Woody
... Andy Beamis
... Roger Dunbar
... Amy Warnicker (as Maggie Jones)
... Sarah Warnicker
... Etta
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Storyline

Being a teenager is tough, and no one knows this better than Ren McCormack, a city kid with a strong feeling for music. Ren's life changes when he moves to a small town where rock-n-roll and dancing are criminal activities. When Ren falls in love with the reverend's daughter, Ariel Moore, the music pauses and Ren needs to shape up or make dancing a legal activity once again. Written by Olivia Meadows

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There comes a time to cut loose See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language | See all certifications »

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14 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Footloose - A Música Está do Teu Lado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,556,113, 16 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,802,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,543,328
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Zac Efron was originally cast as Ren McCormack, but he pulled out in March 2009 because he did not want people to think that all he could do was sing and dance, and so he could star in "Charlie St. Cloud" See more »

Goofs

When Ren's aunt is in his bedroom and sitting on his bed, there is a clock on a ledge behind her. The second hand is not moving. See more »

Quotes

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Rev. Shaw Moore: *He* is testing us. Our Lord is testing us. Especially now, when we are consumed with despair. When we are asking our God why this had to happen. No parent should ever have to know the horror of burying their own child. And yet, five of Bomont's brightest have lost their lives. Among them, my only son... my boy, Bobby. We have other children to raise here in Bomont. And one day, they will no longer be in our embrace and in our care. They will belong to the world. A world filled ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are in the same font/typeface as those for the original Footloose (1984), albeit a different color. See more »

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Spoofed in This Isn't... Footloose ...It's a XXX Spoof (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Hear It for the Boy
Written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow
Performed by Jana Kramer
Produced by Scott Hendricks and Chris Stevens
Jana Kramer performs courtesy of Elektra Nashville / Warner Music Nashville
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An all-around enjoyable movie
6 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I found the remake of Footloose thoroughly enjoyable. Granted, I wasn't around when the original was released and don't have the attachment to it of teens of that time, but I appreciated this movie. It may not have had the best acting as the original or carried the same weight, but it was a feel-good movie that put a smile on a my face. It had amazing dance sequences and great music that left me dancing out of the theater. Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough brought a certain airy feeling to the film that was missing from the original, and their chemistry-- especially on the dance floor--was palpable. I think that it was a perfect movie for my generation who didn't grow up watching the original.


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