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Still shot from the movie: Footloose (1984).

Footloose (1984)

Kevin Bacon stars as Chicago born Ren McCormack. Thanks to family problems, the big city kid moves to the small community of Bomont only to discover the town council and the staunch Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow) have banned dancing -- his favorite pastime. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 17 Feb 1984
Video Release: 27 Sep 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Gene Kelly set a standard for dance movies when he performed with Debbie Reynolds in the musical Singin’ In The Rain. A married man who has become bored with his life tries to bring passion back into his world when he signs up for dance lessons in Shall We Dance. Documentarians follow the students of New York City after the school district introduces ballroom dancing into the curriculum for fifth graders in Mad Hot Ballroom. Other Kevin Bacon movies include X-Men: First Class, Frost/Nixon, My Dog Skip and Apollo 13.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Footloose (1984)

Release Date: 27 September 2011

Footloose dances its way onto home video September 27, 2011, just before the remake hits theaters on October 14, 2011. The DVD and Blu-ray include:

- Let’s Dance!: Kevin Bacon on Footloose

- From Bomont to the Big Apple: An Interview with Sarah Jessica Parker

- Remembering Willard: A Tribute to Chris Penn

- Kevin Bacon’s Screen Test

- Kevin Bacon Costume Montage

- Audio Commentaries

- Footloose: A Modern Musical   Parts 1 & 2

- Footloose: Songs That Tell a Story

- Theatrical Trailer

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