Footloose (1984)
Front Cover Actor
Kevin Bacon Ren
Douglas Dirkson Burlington
Elizabeth Gorcey Wendy Jo
Sarah Jessica Parker Rusty
John Laughlin Woody
Frances Lee McCain Ethel McCormack
John Lithgow Rev. Shaw Moore
Lee McCain Ethel MacCormack
Lane Parrish Virginia
Chris Penn Willard
Lori Singer Ariel
Dianne Wiest Vi Moore
Jim Youngs Chuck Cranston
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Family; Music
Director Herbert Ross
Producer Craig Zadan
Writer Dean Pitchford
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 107 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.8
Plot
Fundamentalist minister Shaw Moore (John Lithgow) has spearheaded a ban on dancing in his community. The local teenagers, including Moore's daughter Ariel (Lori Singer), chafe against the restriction, but there isn't much that they can do about it within city limits. Enter Chicago expatriate Ren (Kevin Bacon), who likes to dance and doesn't like to take orders. On its surface just another kids vs. adults opus, Footloose transcends its artistic limitations, and the result is one of the most exhilarating films of the early 1980s. The mid-film highlight involving two speeding cars and a daredevil Kevin Bacon is worth the admission price in itself. Best of all, the "stock" characters are wholly believable: even John Lithgow isn't a double-dyed villain, but a loving family man sincerely concerned about the moral well-being of his flock. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 81
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
IMDB
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 097360534146
Release Date 9/28/2004
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby