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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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The preacher says that he and his wife have run out of things to say to each other. What work is involved in maintaining and building a relationship? Where does the preacher choose to focus his attention —on his family or the community? What does the book-burning episode help him recognize?

How are small towns often depicted in movies? What challenges do the citizens face? What are the problems in big cities? Is it important for communities to provide positive activities for youth to participate in?

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