History Film / Footloose

18th Feb '16 7:21:16 PM eroock
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Not to be confused with [[Webcomic/{{Footloose}} the webcomic]] of the same name, '''''Footloose''''' is an 80's Paramount musical about a young man who, after finding himself under the rule of a harsh religious regime, bands together a group of allies to rise up and speak out against the laws that are oppressing their right of expression.

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Not to be confused with [[Webcomic/{{Footloose}} the webcomic]] of the same name, '''''Footloose''''' ''Footloose'' is an 80's Paramount musical about a young man who, after finding himself under the rule of a harsh religious regime, bands together a group of allies to rise up and speak out against the laws that are oppressing their right of expression.
19th Jan '16 1:58:02 AM MusicManSamwise
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** As well as his Act Two song, "I Confess," sadly cut from the most recent revision.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Chuck, Ariel's abusive boyfriend, beats her up off-stage halfway through Act Two [[KarmaHoudini and is never seen or heard from again.]]
14th Jan '16 5:16:56 PM LentilSandEater
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* CorruptHick: Subverted with Reverend Moore, who genuinely thinks he's doing the right thing. He is also willing to listen to Ren's argument, and stops a group of people burning "unseemly" books from the library. Principal Dunbar is a straighter example; his [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]], up to and including BookBurning, creeps out the Reverend.

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* CorruptHick: Subverted Downplayed with Reverend Moore, who genuinely thinks he's doing the right thing. He is also willing to listen to Ren's argument, and stops a group of people burning "unseemly" books from the library. Principal Dunbar is a straighter example; his [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalism]], up to and including BookBurning, creeps out the Reverend.
6th Jan '16 7:35:06 PM specialsam110
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** John Lithgow (Shaw) is only 12 years older than Singer.
14th Nov '15 11:11:24 PM nombretomado
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* SettingUpdate: The remake takes place in modern times, naturally. It also introduces a tiny bit of a problem that RogerEbert noted in his review. Namely, that while Moore, in 1984, could conceivably have grown up without rock music really being a part of his life (and thus scapegoat it), this would be practically impossible in 2011, other than his being raised to be ''much'' more of a religious fundamentalist than he is.

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* SettingUpdate: The remake takes place in modern times, naturally. It also introduces a tiny bit of a problem that RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert noted in his review. Namely, that while Moore, in 1984, could conceivably have grown up without rock music really being a part of his life (and thus scapegoat it), this would be practically impossible in 2011, other than his being raised to be ''much'' more of a religious fundamentalist than he is.
20th Sep '15 7:07:28 PM eroock
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->"If ''Footloose'' has taught me anything, it's that there are people everywhere trying to shut you down just for the crime of ''being young!''"

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->"If ''Footloose'' ->''"If 'Footloose' has taught me anything, it's that there are people everywhere trying to shut you down just for the crime of ''being young!''"
12th Sep '15 10:16:52 PM Eagal
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* DawsonCasting: Kevin Bacon was 26 when this movie was made.



* TheEighties

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* TheEightiesTheEighties: When the movie is set.



* MonochromeCasting: Bomont in rural Utah might well be the whites town in America.
4th Sep '15 3:30:36 PM ColeNichols
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* DawsonCasting: Kevin Bacon was 26 when this movie was made.
8th Jul '15 4:54:02 AM hullflyer
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* SettingUpdate: The remake takes place in modern times, naturally.

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* SettingUpdate: The remake takes place in modern times, naturally. It also introduces a tiny bit of a problem that RogerEbert noted in his review. Namely, that while Moore, in 1984, could conceivably have grown up without rock music really being a part of his life (and thus scapegoat it), this would be practically impossible in 2011, other than his being raised to be ''much'' more of a religious fundamentalist than he is.
21st Jun '15 10:13:39 AM eroock
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* EightiesHair: Oh yeah!



* EightiesHair: Oh yeah!
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