Footloose (1984) 1984 PG CC

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Footloose portrays the timeless struggle between innocent pleasure and rigid morality, when city - boy Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon) finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing - and therefore all youthful joy - has been banned.

Starring:
Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Footloose (1984)

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Music
Director Herbert Ross
Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer
Supporting actors John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Laughlin, Elizabeth Gorcey, Frances Lee McCain, Jim Youngs, Douglas Dirkson, Lynne Marta, Arthur Rosenberg, Timothy Scott, Alan Haufrect, Linda MacEwen, Kim Jensen, Michael Telmont, Leo Geter, Ken Kemp
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Nicely done, good story, great dancing, good acting.
M. King
Just an enjoyable feel good movie that shows young people can do good!!
Kit E. Gee
One of the best of all the 80's classics and my personal favorites!!!
Tonka Bean

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

86 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Jason Williams on July 29, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie in the theatre on opening night. I still enjoy watching it. The acting in this movie is great, and the storyline is top notch as well. I think the movie represents the attitudes in small town America as they were. I know of many cases in real life that were a lot like this plot, but in real life the protagonists faired worse than Kevin Bacon. I have heard a lot of bad reviews about this movie from people who watch it today. Mostly because it is a "white" film with almost no racial diversity considering the subject matter. Well, you have to look at the social and cultural context in which the film was made to begin with. I happened to live in a small colorado town during my teen years and HELLO we only had 1 black family in the town. That was reality, as it was in many small towns. And as for the music, mind you, this was about 4 years before the forthcoming of the rudimentary forms of rap and hip hop. Micheal Jackson had more white fans than black, and most blacks listened to rock and roll. You cannot judge this film by modern standards and do it justice. I think that if you keep an open mind you will enjoy this film a great deal.
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49 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Nix Pix on September 26, 2004
Format: DVD
Herbert Ross' "Footloose" is one of those feel good flicks from the 80s that has dated at about twice the rate of most films from other decades. Its story is based in fact: that of a town ordinance that banned any form of public dancing. When Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) arrives with his family he can barely contain his distemper over the outdated law. He's young, rebellious and full of energy that just needs to be expressed. Together with the rest of the town's high school brethren, Ren resolves to challenge the law and its most ardent supporter, Rev. Shaw Moore - who lost his only son after a night of drunken abandonment and a fatal car accident and thereafter blamed rock music for everything. Moore's daughter Ariel (Lori Singer) is behind Ren's move to ditch the law. Actually, she's the model of good girl/bad girl, staying out late, smoking and making out with her studly boyfriend. The film also co-stars Chris Penn as Willard, a clutsy cowboy who becomes a high steppin' catch after Red teaches him all the right moves. And somewhere in this little trifle you'll find Sarah Jessica Parker as Rusty, another high school senior in desperate need of a better hairdo and a lot less lipstick.

Before you pull out you're wallet and cut loose you may want to consider that Paramount's new Special Edition of "Footloose" offers NO improvement over the previously issued DVD. The transfers are identical in their image and sound quality and a complete and thorough disappointment to watch. An incredible amount of film grain plagues many of the opening scenes. There's also more than ample digital grit and aliasing and edge enhancement problems to go around. Age related artifacts crop up everywhere and are distracting. Colors are muted and, at times, extremely muddy and dated.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I loved footloose in the 80's and I still love it now! It is definitely a classic, along with Top Gun. This movie will always be one of the best - Kevin Bacon was wonderful! The soundtrack is great, too!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Phyl Worm on November 25, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Loved this MOVIE!! I liked the new version, but no one does that part like KEVIN BACON did it....just saying!! And the blu-ray version is GREAT LOOKING!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I love this movie. The music is great, and it captures an innocent teenage love story. Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer are both terrific. The dancing is wonderful. Although the story is a bit unrealistic and cheesy at times, it's still a great movie. In an age where every teenage movie is either violent or sex-saturated, this is a refreshing change.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Moses (brandonmoses5@yahoo.com) on October 15, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This movie does not leave anything to be desired. This movie will want to make you get up off the couch and DANCE. It is imposible to stand still while listening to this movie. It is exciting, brilliant and make you wish you were back in those good old days. Keven Bacon did it again with this awsome drama.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This movie always has a way of cheering me up. Not only is Kevin Bacon endearing and charming, but the movie itself is excellent and inspiring. Maybe I'm cheesy, but I love it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brent Hilton on May 22, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Hey i just love this film footloose brings me back to those carefree days i had as youth. i just dug the story about an outsider from a big city shaking things up in a small town but for a good reason. not being allowed to dance come on! it's part of our culture so i found that law in the film a little silly and thought it was just made up for the film until i saw the bonus stuff on this disc recently. the film hasn't aged that much other than some of the fashions being what they were in 1984 and they're were artifacts left. but nothing that would take away from the enjoyment of watching the movie, but what i like most about it was the music, the classic tracks that i heard and did'nt realize they were in the film until i viewed it again. the reason why i gave it four stars is the fact that top gun special edition came with the music videos from the film, that would've been nice to see the music videos from this film on here but oh well, can't win e'm all.

This Film Was shot In Utah. Lehi , American Fork and few other places.
The Mill still stands but is surrounded by resturants and gas stations , once there was nothing there but the mill and few houses and school, oh how times have changed.

When I see the Mill it brings back some fond memories, May It always stand.

PG For language.
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