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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.
Why Is Footloose (1984) Rated PG?
Footloose (1984) is rated PG (Edited for re-rating. In 1983 - Rated: R.)
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Violence: Teen characters engage in dangerous stunts. Characters fight, including a boy who beats a girl, causing bloody injuries and a black eye. One boy’s face is covered with blood after a fight in a bar. A fatal accident is discussed. Citizens engage in book burning. Characters argue loudly on several occasions.
Sexual Content: Characters talk about a schoolmate who had a baby out of wedlock. They discuss birth control. Frequent sexual innuendo includes comments about making out, teen sexual activities, and some suggestive dance moves and hand actions. A girl asks a boy to kiss her. Teens kiss. A character suggests dancing is "sexually irresponsible". Teen males shower in a locker room with some buttock nudity depicted.
Language: The script contains frequent profanities, scatological slang, some crude sexual terms, rude anatomical phrases and terms of Deity. Characters make a crude, sexual hand gesture.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Teen and young adult characters drink and smoke on several occasions. One character deals with stress by smoking a cigarette and drinking alcohol while driving. Teens also use and attempt to sell illegal drugs. Characters make comments about drug use. The storyline implies drug use may have been involved in a fatal accident. Characters talk about sniffing household products.
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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.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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