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Footloose is a American musical drama film directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack Kevin Bacona teenager from Chicago who moves to a small western town where he lives with his mother, aunt, and uncle. Throughout the movie, McCormack is seen attempting to overturn the ban on dancingwhich resulted from the Rapid Decay - Various - Warm V.A.
Vol.2 of a local minister John Lithgow. The film is loosely based on actual events that took place in the small, rural, and religious community of Elmore City, Oklahoma. Ren McCormack, a teenager raised in Chicagomoves to the small town of Bomont, Utahto live with his aunt and uncle. Soon after arriving, Ren befriends Willard Hewitt, and from him learns the city council has banned dancing and rock music. He soon begins to fall for a rebellious teenage girl named Ariel, who has an abusive boyfriend, Chuck Cranston, and a strict father, Shaw Moore, who is a reverend of the local church.
After trading insults with Chuck, Ren is challenged to a game of chicken involving tractors. Ren wins when his shoelace becomes stuck and prevents him from jumping from the tractor. Reverend Moore distrusts Ren, and he grounds Ariel, forbidding her to see him. Ren and his classmates want to do away with the no-dancing law and have a senior prom.
He drives Ariel, Willard, and Planet Of Women - ZZ Top - Afterburner best friend, Rusty, to a country bar about miles away from Bomont to experience the joy and freedom of dancing, but once there, Willard is unable to dance and gets into a jealous fight Footloose - Katakomb - Giant a man who dances with Rusty. Later, Footloose - Katakomb - Giant teaches Willard to dance.
Ren decides to challenge the anti-dancing ordinance so that the senior class can hold a senior prom. He goes before the city council and reads several Bible verses to cite scriptural support for the worth of dancing to rejoice, exercise, or celebrate. Although Reverend Moore is moved, the council votes against Ren's proposal. Vi, Moore's wife, is supportive of the movement and explains to Moore that he cannot be everyone's father and that he is hardly being a father to Ariel.
She also says that dancing and music are not the problem. Moore feels betrayed that even his wife does not believe in him even though she assures him that she always did, telling him, "Shaw, it's 20 years now Im So Afraid Of You - LaTour - Home On The Range been a minister's wife.
And I've been quiet, supportive, unobtrusive; and after 20 years I still think you're a wonderful, wonderful Bioethics - NRSB-11 - Commodified. You can lift a congregation up so high they have to look down to see Heaven. But it's the one-to-one where you need a little work.
Despite further discussion with Ren about his own family losses in comparison to Moore's losses and Ariel's opening up about her own past, disclosing that she has had sexual relations, Moore cannot bring himself to change his stance. His son Bobby was killed in a car crash while returning from a night of dancing, resulting in Moore's arranging to ban music and dancing in the community.
However, he has a change of heart after seeing some of the townsfolk burning books that they think are dangerous to the youth. Realizing the situation has gotten out of hand, Moore stops the book-burning, rebukes Jeremy Healy - Jim Shaft Ryan, Jeremy Healy - Miss Moneypennys people, and sends them home. The following Sunday, Moore asks his congregation to pray for the high school students putting on the prom, which is set up at a grain mill just Footloose - Katakomb - Giant the Bomont town limits.
Shaw and Vi listen outside, dancing for the first time in years. Chuck and his friends arrive and start a fight with Willard, who with Ren knocks them out. Ren, Ariel, Willard, and Rusty rejoin the party and happily dance the night away. Dean Pitchford wrote the screenplay and most of the lyrics for Footloosewith Herbert Ross directing the movie, and Paramount Pictures co-producing and distributing the film.
Michael Shadowchaser - ManmadeScience* - One was hired by Paramount to direct the film when negotiations with Ross initially stalled. An unknown origin of the name for the title comes from a conversation between Kevin Bacon and the director, Herbert Ross. In which during the Steel Mill dance scene it was originally a fight scene between Ren and Shaw Moore which took the film to a darker place.
Kevin Bacon did not like the way of this scene and decided that it should be a dance sequence. Kevin was insistent on this and quoted "I gotta dance, I want to get footloose". Once hearing this, Herbert Ross changed the title immediately and made all fight scenes in the movie dance scenes.
Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe were both slated to play the lead. The casting directors were impressed with Cruise because of the famous underwear dance sequence in Risky Businessbut he was unavailable for the part because he was filming All the Right Moves. Lowe auditioned three times and had dancing ability and the "neutral teen" look that the director wanted, but injury prevented him from taking the part.
He chose to take the gamble on the screen test. After watching his earlier movie Dinerthe director persuaded the producers to go with Bacon.
The film also stars Lori Singer as Reverend Moore's independent daughter Ariel, a role for which Madonna also auditioned. Daryl Hannah turned down the offer to play Ariel in order to play Madison in Splash.
Dianne Wiest appears as Vi, the Reverend's devoted yet conflicted wife. It was also an early role Mozart*, Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker - Symphonien Nos.
39 & 40 Chris Penn as Willard Hewitt, who is taught how to dance by his friend Ren. The film was shot at various locations in Utah County, Utah. The high school and tractor scenes were filmed in and around Payson and Payson Footloose - Katakomb - Giant School.
The church scenes were filmed in American Fork and the steel mill was the Geneva Steel mill in Vineyard. The drive-in scenes were filmed in Provo at what was then the "High Spot" restaurant. The restaurant closed in the late s and there is now an auto parts store located at N W. The final sequence was filmed in Lehi with the Lehi Roller Mills featured in the final sequence. For his dance scene in the warehouse, Bacon said Footloose - Katakomb - Giant had four stunt doubles : "I had a stunt double, a dance double [Peter Tramm]  and two gymnastics doubles.
Footloose is loosely based on the town of Elmore City, Oklahoma. This town had banned dancing since its founding in in an attempt to decrease the amount of heavy drinking. One advocate of the dancing ban was the Reverend from a close town called Hennepin, Oklahoma named F. He said, "No good has ever come from a dance. If you have a dance somebody will crash it Footloose - Katakomb - Giant they'll be looking for only two things - women and booze.
When boys Footloose - Katakomb - Giant girls hold each other, they get sexually aroused. You can believe what you want, but one things leads to another. In Februarythe junior class of Elmore City's high school made national news when they requested permission to hold a junior prom and it was granted.
The request to overturn the ban in order to hold the prom was met with a decision from the school board when school board president Raymond Lee broke the tie with the words, "Let 'em dance.
The soundtrack was released in cassette8-track tapevinyland CD format. The soundtrack was also re-released on CD for the 15th anniversary of the film in The first two tracks both hit No. The late film composer Miles Goodman has been credited for adapting and orchestrating the film's score. The film received mixed reviews from Footloose - Katakomb - Giant . Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert called it "a seriously confused movie that tries to do three things, and does all of them badly.
It wants to tell the story of a conflict in a town, it wants to introduce some flashy teenage characters, and part of the time it wants to be a music video. The only person to come out of the film better off is the smooth-cheeked, pug-nosed Bacon, who gives a cocky but likeable Mr. Cool performance. Jane Lamacraft reassessed the film for Sight and Sound 's "Forgotten pleasures of the multiplex" feature in Footloose - Katakomb - Giant , writing "Nearly three decades on, Bacon's vest-clad set-piece dance in a flour mill looks cheesily s, but the rest of Ross's drama wears its age well, real song-and-dance joy for the pre-Glee generation.
The consensus reads, "There's Dors - The Ideal Husband - No Bye No Aloha much dancing, but what's there is great.
The rest of the time, Footloose is a nice hunk of trashy teenage cheese. Ina musical version of Footloose premiered. The musical is generally faithful to the film version, with some slight differences in the story and characters.
Paramount announced plans to fast-track a musical remake of Footloose. The remake was written and directed by Craig Brewer. Filming started in September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lewis J. Rachmil Craig Zadan. Main article: Footloose soundtrack. Main article: Footloose musical. Main article: Footloose film. British Board of Film Classification. February 20, Retrieved July 8, The Numbers. See inline comment how to fix.
Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 May Retrieved 11 March Years ago I auditioned for Footloose and I blew out my ACL anterior cruciate ligamentso I have post-traumatic stress with anything having to do with Footloose. Time Inc. Retrieved 15 December Retrieved 18 October Retrieved The New York Times.
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