- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX - English
- Dolby Sound - English
- Stereo - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- FOOTLOOSE: A MODERN MUSICAL - PART 1
- FOOTLOOSE: A MODERN MUSICAL - PART 2
- FOOTLOOSE: SONGS THAT TELL A STORY
- Kevin Bacon - (Star)
- Craig Zadan - (Producer), Dean Pitchford (Writer)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 02/15/1984
"...[Bacon is] superb....Dianne Wiest is terrific..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/01/2004
"[With a] perfectly choreographed '80s-feel-good-film routine..."
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.
Kevin Bacon stars in this classic tale of teen angst and repression, combining terrific dance choreography with a sizzling soundtrack. Ren (Bacon) is a streetwise city teenager who moves to a conservative rural community where rock music and public dancing are prohibited. Together with the local minister's daughter (Lori Singer) the young man struggles to revitalize the spirit of the townspeople.
- 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.