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Footloose (2011)

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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.


Craig Brewer


Dean Pitchford (screenplay), Craig Brewer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Wormald ... Ren
Julianne Hough ... Ariel
Dennis Quaid ... Rev. Shaw Moore
Andie MacDowell ... Vi Moore
Miles Teller ... Willard
Ray McKinnon ... Wes Warnicker
Patrick John Flueger ... Chuck
Kim Dickens ... Lulu Warnicker
Ziah Colon ... Rusty
Ser'Darius Blain ... Woody
L. Warren Young ... Andy Beamis
Brett Rice ... Roger Dunbar
Maggie Elizabeth Jones ... Amy Warnicker (as Maggie Jones)
Mary-Charles Jones ... Sarah Warnicker
Enisha Brewster ... Etta


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There comes a time to cut loose See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Footloose - A Música Está do Teu Lado See more »

Filming Locations:

Franklin, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "Let's Dance" line took 20 takes to film. See more »


Ren is walking up the road two little girls jump out of a car, run to him and he picks them up. A crane shot then shows him walking into the car park holding the hand of one of the girls while the other is walking towards them holding the hand of Lulu. See more »


[first lines]
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 »


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.12 (2011) See more »


Dancing in Dee's Sheets
Written by Dean Pitchford, Bill Wolfer, Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Rachel Rickert, Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis), and Alana Da Fonseca
Performed by Rae featuring Chris Classic (as Classic) and Alana Da Fonseca (as Alana D)
Produced by Ali Dee (as Ali "Dee" Theodore) and Jason Gleed
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User Reviews

Remake mistake
20 November 2012 | by Patricia756See all my reviews

The original Footloose was a little film with a debatable script and a little budget. But contrary to all expectations was quite successful across the globe and became with time a cult movie and that thanks to the infectious music, dance routines quite impressive for the time, but most of all to a brilliant casting, believable and very suitable to their roles. Same thing that happened to Dirty Dancing. So take the original cast, the music and the novelty of the dance routines away from the equation and what is left is a very forgettable film with very unmemorable music, very ordinary dance routine and with a cast that makes you miss the old one every step of the way. Who was the guy playing the main role? I can't even remember his face that much mediocre he was and what about the leading lady, with no depth what so ever, painfully bad actors both with no chemistry between them. Do we need to equal the tension between the unassuming sex appeal of Kevin Bacon in that role and the irresistibly attractive vulnerability brought to the role by Lori Singer? Was it a not intentional carrier suicide taking up roles that are so vividly embedded in people memories? Was it? Well, I feel I need to mention, the countryman friend role, that in the original was so adorably played by Chris Penn, the guy who played the same part is such a poor takeoff, a caricature and his girlfriend…a bubbly full of energy Sara Jessica Parker against a very dull actress there to fill space and nothing more. Even the original father and mother role (the preacher and his wife) were far more engaging at the point that you could see their point of view and sympathize, the original roles were played by John Lithgow and Dianne Weist, (believable even as a loving couple) in this new version played by Dennis Quaid and Andy MacDowell , that I usually really like, here they fell flat unable to be convincing in their role as troubled preacher and over concern but very tender and caring father and as the effectual moderator, sweet but strong mother as it was in the original. I'm sorry but would this film be an original it could be only regarded as a mediocre film, being a remake of a little delightful cult film is a very sorry version, terrible, not recommended unless you watch it on television and want something boring to doze off.

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