Footloose (DVD)

1984

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Description

A portrayal of the timeless struggle between innocent pleasure and rigid morality. City-boy Ren McCormick finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing has been banned.

Product Details

Barcode
6004416084870
Department
Movies & TV
Released
24 Apr 2009
Edition
Limited
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Musicals
Region
Region 2
Year
1984
Language
English
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Runtime
103 min
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Footloose
Release Year
1984
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Musicals / Pop Music / Classic / Coming Of Age / Dance / Dancers / Dancing / Essential Cinema / Friends / Personal Triumph / Recommended / Rivalry / Romance / Small Town Life / Small Towns / Teenage / Teenagers / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
51%
Metacritic
42
Synopsis
This classic tale of teen rebellion features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic, touching performances. When teenager Ren (Kevin Bacon) 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. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel (Lori Singer), a troubled but lovely blonde--who also has a jealous boyfriend. In fact, it is Ariel's dad (John Lithgow), 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. Ren's pent-up frustrations cause a confrontation with Rev. Shaw Moore and the local town council as he takes on the small-town establishment struggling to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Herb Ross's fast-paced drama is filled with such hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and is a classic of 1980s Brat Pack cinema.
Notes
David Hasselhoff makes a cameo appearance in a diner scene.

"What did David do? What did David do? What did David do? David danced. Leaping and dancing before the Lord. There was a time for this law, but not anymore. This is our time to dance."--Ren (Kevin Bacon)

The hit movie was later turned into a successful Broadway musical.
Poster
Poster for Footloose
Cast & Crew
Director
Herbert Ross
Star
Kevin Bacon / Elizabeth Gorcey / John Laughlin / John Lithgow / Frances Lee McCain / Sarah Jessica Parker / Christopher Penn / Lori Singer / Dianne Wiest
Screenwriter
Dean Pitchford
Composer
Miles Goodman
Executive Producer
Daniel Melnick
Producer
Lewis J. Rachmil / Craig Zadan
Director of Photography
Ric Waite
Editor
Paul Hirsch
Production Designer
Ron Hobbs
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"[With a] perfectly choreographed '80s-feel-good-film routine..."
Jennifer Armstrong (1 Oct 2004, p.60)
Variety
"...[Bacon is] superb....Dianne Wiest is terrific..."
Har. (15 Feb 1984, )