Footloose (1984)

Genre:  Drama, Musical, Romance
Running Time:  107 min.
Release Date: February 17, 1984

Current rating: Rating: 1.95
based on 16 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Laughlin


Footloose jumps with spirit, dazzling dance numbers and an electrifying musical score. It 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 has been banned. Ren revolts with best friend Willard (Chris Penn) and the minister's daughter (Lori Singer).

Director: Dean Pitchford
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Craig Zadan, Lewis J. Rachmi
Screenplay: Dean Pitchford

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  • 1 star "New kid Kevin Bacon arrives in a town that for some reason has banned music and dancing and the like. A constitutional challenge would take down such a law easily, but Kevin and his pals are poor or something, so they can't hire a lawyer. They have to dance and rock out instead and this seems to solve the problems. Even the inexperienced teens who have been banned from dancing now cut a rug like they have been trained by Bob Fosse. And Lori Singer's nutty character, who is in desperate need of commitment, seems cool at the end. It's all part of someone's rock 'n roll fantasy. It's ridiculously bad but it's got a good beat and you can dance to it."