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Footloose

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Overview

In this lively adolescent-oriented musical, a city kid attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town. Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing.
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Overview

In this lively adolescent-oriented musical, a city kid attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town. Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Let's dance! Kevin Bacon on Footloose; From Bomont to the Big Apple: an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker; Remembering Willard; Kevin Bacon's screen test; Kevin Bacon costume montage; Plus archival commentary and feature
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Editorial Reviews

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In addition to boasting one of the most popular movie soundtracks of all time, Footloose made a star of Kevin Bacon, the rebel with a cause at the center of this infectious celebration of dance that became a cultural phenomenon. Footloose is also one of the earliest movies to be clearly inspired by MTV, with its episodic narrative structure and songs staged as miniature emotional operas. When Bacon's bad boy pours out his angst through dance and aggressive gymnastics in a closed factory, swigging from a beer while blowing out plumes of smoke, all to the tune of "Holding out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler, his mythic posturing is made in music video heaven. But there's a lot more than teenage disobedience in Footloose. It's also a sensitive portrait of Midwestern values, which don't clash nearly so much as Bacon's dance proponents or John Lithgow's worried churchgoers think they do. Lithgow's performance is especially complicated and heartfelt; the reluctant villain because he stands between the teens and their desire to cut loose, he really only wants to save them from themselves, having personally experienced tragedy caused by recklessness. Dianne Wiest balances her husband's conscience with her daughter's desire to embrace youth, making for another stand-out performance. Genuinely rousing, if perhaps willfully naïve and formulaic, Footloose is most winning during its dance sequences, the specialty of director/choreographer Herbert Ross. The movie held such lingering appeal in the popular consciousness that it inspired a successful Broadway musical -- almost 15 years after its theatrical release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929304363
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,193

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Bacon Ren McCormack
Lori Singer Ariel Moore
John Lithgow Rev. Shaw Moore
Dianne Wiest Vi Moore
Chris Penn Willard
Sarah Jessica Parker Rusty
John Laughlin Woody
Jim Youngs Chuck
Lee McCain Ethel McCormack
Elizabeth Gorcey Wendy Jo
Douglas Dirkson Burlington
Robert Allen
Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Donna Garrett
Norman Howell
Clair E. Leucart
Daniel K. Moore
Lane Parrish
John-Clay Scott
Monica Silva
Margery Simkin
Peter Tramm Stunt Dancer
Russ McGinn Herb
David Valenza Team Member
Lynne Marta Lulu
Arthur Rosenberg Wes
Timothy Scott Andy Beamis
Alan Haufrect Roger Dunbar
Linda MacEwen Eleanor Dunbar
Michael Telmont Travis
Leo Geter Rich
H.E.D. Redford Widdoes
Jay Bernard Harvey
Meghan Broadhead Sarah
Mimi Broadhead Amy
Gene Pack Bernie
Marcia Yvette Reider Virginia
John Perryman Fat Cowboy
Oscar Rowland Mr. Walsh
John Bishop Elvis
Brian Wimmer Uncredited
Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director
Wayne Beauchamp Special Effects
Miles Goodman Score Composer
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Hirsch Editor
Ron Hobbs Production Designer
Max Kleven Stunts
Marci Liroff Casting
Kenny Loggins Score Composer
Daniel Melnick Executive Producer, Producer
Al Overton Jr. Sound/Sound Designer
Dean Pitchford Score Composer, Screenwriter
Lewis Rachmil Producer
Tom Snow Score Composer
L. Andrew Stone Asst. Director
Mary Olivia Swanson Set Decoration/Design
Lynne Taylor-Corbett Choreography
Ric Waite Cinematographer
Craig Zadan Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Footloose
1. Chapter 1 [2:35]
2. Chapter 2 [10:53]
3. Chapter 3 [9:16]
4. Chapter 4 [9:54]
5. Chapter 5 [11:29]
6. Chapter 6 [14:36]
7. Chapter 7 [12:05]
8. Chapter 8 [11:07]
9. Chapter 9 [6:06]
10. Chapter 10 [4:44]
11. Chapter 11 [6:47]
12. Chapter 12 [4:01]
13. Chapter 13 [3:24]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Footloose
   Footloose: Chapters
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful masterpiece

    Kevin Bacon stars as Ren a kid who lived in Chicago but moved to a town where no dancing was allowed He meets Willard Chris Peen and he meets Ariel the Reverns daughter He starts to like Ariel and the revern lets the kids have a school dance good part i like is when Ren teaches Willard how to dance This is a great movie espically if you are a Kevin Bacon fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best movie I ever saw

    I received this movie since I was adjusting to watching the movie Grease. This movie is more Hollywood along with Grease.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2004

    Best movie ever! Awesome acting~Kevin Bacon & Lori Singer

    Footloose is one of the greatest movies of this century! And has one of the greatest actors...Kevin Bacon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love this movie!

    What is there to say about Footloose except for...IT ROCKS! I just love this movie, me and my friends played the song 'Footloose' and we danced along to it trying to do as good of dance scenes as the actors in Footloose did, like it was possible! We completely failed. Anyways, I LOVE THIS MOVIE and DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best movie ever!!!!

    I love this movie more than any other movie ever!!! it is sooo good and i loved it soooo much that i could watch it over and over again. i also have the soundtrack and it is really good!!! its the best!!!!p.s. Kevin Bacon is sooo hot!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excelent

    Excelent Movie doing it in a school play so excited

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2002

    i saw this movie over and over again.

    i thought it was the best movie other than Grease the music is good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5-STAR MOVIE! *****

    This movie is so exciting! It's a lot of fun to watch and you just wanna get up and dance with them!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2002

    More adventure

    well i like the movie but i think it should have more of an adventure prespective. I think that people would like the movie if it had more of an adventure throughout the movie. I would of rather saw more action when the were trying to get the dance at the end...more conflics though there adventure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2002

    I love it!

    I loved Footloose - it's an upbeat, spunky movie with some amazing dancing. Kevin Bacon is so hot - only now, he's 44 with two kids! Kind of depressing to know when watching Footloose :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2001

    Dance From the Heart

    It's a relief to watch a movie with so much passion about dancing. If you are the type of person who loves to dance, then you would appreciate all the passion and energy of the movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2000

    GREAT MUSIC MOVIE

    This is a very good film from both the story and acting points of view,there are also fantastic songs that add the right ''feel'' to the film.Kevin Bacon has one of his better films and the ''pre-3rd Rock'' John Lithgow is amazing as the stuffy high preacher of the town that needed to ''grow up alittle and get with reality''.The point to this film is well made and is very well played out,but seems very tame to the ''stuff'' that is listened to today.There are also people who think they are doing the RIGHT things,but have the WRONG reasons for doing them and this film points that out.With the Kenny Loggins title track and the rest of the soundtrack as nice additions,this is a really good movie and is worth every minute.A great film for any music fan and any film fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2000

    My fav. movie

    I love this movie. It is an excellent choice for a slumber party, or any other time. The music is great! Plus Kevin Bacon is really hot!

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