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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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Footloose (1984) is rated PG: (Edited for re-rating. In 1983 - Rated: R.)

Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn
Studio: 1984 Paramount Pictures

Detailed Review

It’s likely most of us recollect the music from the 1984 release of Footloose—songs such as "Let’s Hear It for the Boy", "Dancing in the Streets" and "Holding Out for… 
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Why Is Footloose (1984) Rated PG?

Violence: Teen characters engage in dangerous stunts. Characters fight, including a boy who beats a… 
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The preacher says that he and his wife have run out of things to say… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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