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Footloose (1984)

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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40248823
UPC: 097360534146
UPC 14: 00097360534146
Rating: Game Rating Code
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He's a big-city kid in a small town. They said he'd never win. He knew he had to.
A hip chicago teen moves to a midwestern town where, thanks to a pastor, dancing is outlawed.
Editor's Note
This classic tale of teen rebellion features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic, touching performances. When teenager Ren (Kevin Bacon) and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small midwestern town, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel (Lori Singer), a troubled but lovely blonde--who also has a jealous boyfriend. In fact, it is Ariel's dad (John Lithgow), a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance--especially since the senior prom is around the corner--but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle. Ren's pent-up frustrations cause a confrontation with Rev. Shaw Moore and the local town council as he takes on the small-town establishment struggling to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Herb Ross's fast-paced drama is filled with such hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and is a classic of 1980s Brat Pack cinema.
Features
Video Features DVD, Special Edition, No Longer Produced
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/2/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 107 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1984
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 05341
Video UPC UPC: 00097360534146
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Christopher Penn
Video Cast Info Dianne Wiest
Video Cast Info Elizabeth Gorcey
Video Cast Info Frances Lee McCain
Video Cast Info John Laughlin
Video Cast Info John Lithgow
Video Cast Info Kevin Bacon
Video Cast Info Lori Singer
Video Cast Info Sarah Jessica Parker
Video Cast Info Craig Zadan - Producer
Video Cast Info Dean Pitchford - Writer
Video Cast Info Herbert Ross - Director
Video Cast Info Kenny Loggins - Original Music
Video Cast Info Lewis J. Rachmil - Producer
Video Cast Info Miles Goodman - Original Music
Video Cast Info Ric Waite - Cinematographer
Plot Summary
Kevin Bacon stars in this classic tale of teen angst and repression, combining terrific dance choreography with a sizzling soundtrack. Ren (Bacon) is a streetwise city teenager who moves to a conservative rural community where rock music and public dancing are prohibited. Together with the local minister's daughter (Lori Singer) the young man struggles to revitalize the spirit of the townspeople.

Awards


Oscar (1985)
   Video Award Name Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford, Nominee, Best Music, Song
   Video Award Name Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford, Nominee, Best Music, Song

Golden Globe (1985)
   Video Award Name Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford, Nominee, Best Original Song-Motion Picture

Professional Reviews

Variety
"...[Bacon is] superb....Dianne Wiest is terrific..." 02/15/1984

Entertainment Weekly
"[With a] perfectly choreographed '80s-feel-good-film routine..." 10/01/2004 p.60

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Bacon,Kevin
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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