Paramount Pictures released Footloose to theaters on February 17, 1984. Herbert Ross directs the film which stars Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, and John Lithgow.
Ren is a teenager that moves to a small religious town with his single mom. They move because apparently Ren’s mom can’t afford to live where the white people live in Chicago so she goes to a dying rural town that has banned dancing. This guarantees where there will be no black people in this town to start a new life. And there are literally no black people in this town, find one, I dare you.
Ren is a dancer/gymnast/cool guy, but he is new and as an outsider he has to prove himself the way real men do – playing chicken on tractors. When he gets angry he cools off by stripping, drinking beer, and doing some dancenastics.
Whether it is because he drives a girlie yellow bug while listening to quiet riot, because he wears a skinny tie to school, or because, no one likes a dancing queen, he just doesn’t fit in.read full summary
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