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Year
1984
Runtime
107 min.
Director
Herbert Ross
Genres
Drama, Romance, Music
Rating *
6.6
Votes *
47,418
Checks
8,094
Favs
233
Dislikes
105
Favs/checks
2.9% (1:35)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Joker of Gotham's avatar

    Joker of Gotham

    This movie starts good for me, I was liking see it but after awhile it feels like it was never going to end.
    3/5
    6 years 3 months ago
  2. demagogo's avatar

    demagogo

    Spot the black guy. 5 years ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Footloose makes me wonder if Kenny Loggins' only hits are movie-related. Well, are they? As the title tune, it plays three times in the 1984 classic, but the rest of the soundtrack should not be counted out. Though music of its day, 90s% of it is comprised of recognizable hits, and that's hard to do. How many 80s films are sunk by less-than-memorable soundtracks? And here, the music is very important. Footloose could have been very cheesy indeed. It's a movie in which Kevin Bacon must fight for his right to party--I mean dance--in a country town that seems stuck in the 50s, except that dancing is illegal. I DON'T consider it cheese, however. Its clever use of irony makes it better than it ought to be, showing youth misbehaving outrageously because their community is too strict (indeed, a lot of them appear to be closet dancers). And though John Lithgow's preacher is technically the antagonist, he's entirely too human and sympathetic to be the VILLAIN. Instead, it's just as much his story, that of an over-protective father who has, in fact, is getting the opposite results. I will never not be touched by Dianne Weist in a movie, and she plays his wiser wife. Also, look for before-they-were stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Penn as the best friends. Good music, fun gymnastic dancing, and real heart. 3 months 3 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #25 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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    25
  2. This movie ranks #497 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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