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Director: Craig Brewer

Cast: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid


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Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer takes the helm for this remake of the popular 1984 musical romance about a big-city teen who moves to a town that has outlawed dancing. Uprooted from Boston and reluctantly transplanted to the small Bible Belt town of Bomont, Ren MacCormack (


Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer takes the helm for this remake of the popular 1984 musical romance about a big-city teen who moves to a town that has outlawed dancing. Uprooted from Boston and reluctantly transplanted to the small Bible Belt town of Bomont, Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) finds himself in a repressed community still reeling from a devastating loss. Shortly before he arrived in Bomont, five local teens perished in a tragic car accident following a local dance. As a result, the upstanding Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) and the local councilmen passed a strict ordinance outlawing both dancing and excessively loud music. Convinced that the new law is hopelessly misguided, rebellious Ren puts on his dancing shoes and wins the heart of Reverend Moore's distraught daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough), while showing his fellow classmates that it's perfectly normal to blow off a little steam with some loud music and good friends.

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The original 1984 dance flick Footloose was a tasty wedge of Reagan-era cheese, best known for its catchy theme song and Kevin Bacon's angst-fueled, gymnastics-inspired dance sequence. In this energetic remake, writer/director Craig Brewer gives a nod to the modern sensibilities of today's youth -- from hip-hop parking-lot dance sequences to boot-stomping line dancing -- while at the same time paying a carefully crafted homage to the original. Ultimately the story is the same -- a broody dude from the East Coast moves to a small town and fights the Man for his right to get crunk -- but with fresh-faced Kenny Wormald and Dancing With the Stars alumnus Julianne Hough in the mix, Brewer manages to take what could have easily been just another run-of-the-mill remake that falls short of the original and elevates it to a modernized version that holds its own. Ren McCormack (Wormald) is the new kid in town, fresh off the Greyhound bus. Following the death of his mother from leukemia, he's transplanted from Boston to the small God-fearing Southern town of Bomont, TN, where he strikes up a fast friendship with Willard (Miles Teller) and meets the local preacher's rebellious daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough). When Ren finds out that Bomont's teens have been banned from having dances ever since a car accident killed a group of high-school students, including Ariel's older brother, he rallies the local kids to fight the system. Footloose's performances are solid for the most part. Kenny Wormald, a charismatic real-life hoofer, steers clear of a Kevin Bacon 2.0 mold and instead showcases an attractive James Dean-eqsue persona that checks all the right boxes for his character, and Teller steals scenes as Ren's country-bumpkin bestie. The weakest link in the cast comes from small-screen dance veteran Julianne Hough, who is less than successful in illuminating the painful trauma that informs her rebellious streak, while veteran actors Dennis Quaid, who plays the grieving reverend, and Andie MacDowell, as his dutiful wife, hold their own against the teenage cast members. The film doesn't wander too far in search of trendiness, and Brewer manages to pay homage to the movie's predecessor without making his own version feel dated - he includes updated music from the original with some songs left in all their retro glory, as well as the 1984 film's oft-lampooned abandoned-warehouse dance sequence -- but he moves away from the largely fire-and-brimstone rhetoric by trying to establish that the town's ban on dancing comes from a place of concerned overprotectiveness rather than moralistic hectoring. Effectively rousing, Footloose comes in the wake of similar dance-infused films like the Step Up franchise, but what those movies lack in substance, Footloose more than makes up for in genuine toe-tapping fun.

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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; "Fake ID" music video by Big & Rich; Commentary by director Craig Brewer

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Performance Credits
Kenny Wormald Ren
Julianne Hough Ariel
Dennis Quaid Rev. Shaw Moore
Andie MacDowell Vi Moore
Miles Teller Willard
Ray McKinnon Wes Warnicker
Patrick Flueger Chuck
Kim Dickens Lulu Warnicker
Ziah Colón Rusty
Ser'Darius Blain Woody
L. Warren Young Andy Beamis
Brett Rice Roger Dunbar
Maggie Jones Amy Warnicker
Mary-Charles Jones Sarah Warnicker
Enisha Brewster Etta
Josh Warren Rich
Corey Flaspoler Russell
Anessa Ramsey Caroline
Jason Ferguson Travis
Frank Hoyt Taylor Mr. Parker
Jayson Smith Officer Herb
Claude Phillips Claude
Clay Chappell Councilperson
Tony Vaughn Councilperson
Jack Davidson Councilperson
Staley Colvert Councilperson
Alisa Pettit Councilperson
Daniel Burnley Councilperson
Tracy Goode Judge
Clayton Landey Coach Guerntz
John Still Track Official
Brian F. Durkin Big Cowboy
Amber Wallace Instructor
Sandra Ellis Lafferty Mrs. Allyson
D. Dylan Schettina Drive-in Bus Boy
Blair Jasin Bobby
Jasmine Cook Car Accident Victim
Reece Thomas Car Accident Victim
Ivey Lowe Car Accident Victim
Anna Marie Dobbins Car Accident Victim
Kevin Renard Fisher Woody's Cousin
Andrew Ruark Cotton Gin Worker
Travis Young Big Bubba
Jamal Sims Kegger D.J.
Alvester Martin Dancer
Kyle Wayne Cordova Dancer
Spencer Liff Finale Dancer
Matthew Laraway Finale Dancer
Nicholas Lanzisera Finale Dancer
Glenda Morales Finale Dancer
Ahrielle Mace Finale Dancer
Candace Neolani Maxwell Finale Dancer
Abbye Myers Finale Dancer
Laura Edwards Finale Dancer
Christina Glur Finale Dancer
Michael Brandon Dizon Finale Dancer
Ivan Koumaev Finale Dancer
Dayna Michelle Harris Finale Dancer
Cory Graves Finale Dancer
Misha Hamilton Finale Dancer
Justin Michael De Vera Finale Dancer
Melanie Ullmann Finale Dancer
Gissette E. Valentin Cowboys' Dancer
Lisa Thomas Cowboys' Dancer
Brittny Sugarman Finale Dancer
Sharee Wise Cowboys' Dancer
Tyler Duncan Wall Cowboys' Dancer
Quincy Lamar Willis Cowboys' Dancer
Christian Owens Finale Dancer
Kayla Jenee Radomski Finale Dancer
Luis A. Rosado Finale Dancer
Harrison Jonathan Prater Cowboys' Dancer
Dakota Smith Finale Dancer
Monique Slaughter Cowboys' Dancer
Melissa Rummels Cowboys' Dancer
Carson Marie Seeley Finale Dancer
Miguel Angel Zarate Finale Dancer
Tucker Barkley Finale Dancer
Bianca Brewton Finale Dancer
Joshua Allen Finale Dancer
Whitney Brown Finale Dancer
Jonathan Fritschi Cowboys' Dancer
Bboy Kid David Finale Dancer
Larke Hasstedt Cowboys' Dancer
Sean Bankhead Drive-In Grill Dancer
Joey Hernandez Cowboys' Dancer
Madison Benson Kegger Dancer
William Ladd Cowboys' Dancer
Meryl Lester Cowboys' Dancer
Katherine Levy Cowboys' Dancer
Terrence Gilbert Green Kegger Dancer
Britney Chelene Thomas Drive-In Grill Dancer
Brian Mason Cowboys' Dancer
Hannah Douglass Cowboys' Dancer
Dennis McKinnie Cowboys' Dancer
Brent L. Boxberger Cowboys' Dancer
Comfort Fedoke Drive-In Grill Dancer
Brent Ours Cowboys' Dancer
Craig Brewer Kegger Dancer

Technical Credits
Craig Brewer Director,Screenwriter
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer
Timothy M. Bourne Executive Producer
Joe Camp Asst. Director
Chris Cornwell Art Director
Teresa Foshee Makeup
Billy Fox Editor
Jonathan Glickman Executive Producer
Jeffrey P. Greeley Camera Operator
Deborah Lurie Score Composer
Neil Meron Producer
Justin Miller Set Decoration/Design
Dean Pitchford Original Story,Screenwriter
Marty Eli Schwartz Asst. Director
Dylan Sellers Producer
Laura Jean Shannon Costumes/Costume Designer
Jamal Sims Choreography
Jon Gary Steele Production Designer
Amelia Vincent Cinematographer
Brad Weston Producer
Craig Zadan Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Footloose
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [:00]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:02]
5. Chapter 5 [:00]
6. Chapter 6 [:00]
7. Chapter 7 [6:29]
8. Chapter 8 [3:58]
9. Chapter 9 [4:10]
10. Chapter 10 [2:55]
11. Chapter 11 [5:27]
12. Chapter 12 [5:28]
13. Chapter 13 [2:45]
14. Chapter 14 [7:52]
15. Chapter 15 [6:36]
16. Chapter 16 [3:56]
17. Chapter 17 [7:45]
18. Chapter 18 [:56]
19. Chapter 19 [6:15]
20. Chapter 20 [5:13]


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