History Film / Footloose

22nd Nov '16 11:11:32 AM JeaniWeiner
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Zig-zagged. Reverend Moore is clearly a protestant (he's married, wears no Roman collar, and is referred to as a Reverend not a Father), but at one point Ariel makes an impassioned speech about "confessing her sins to her preacher in church," a very Catholic ideology.
7th Aug '16 9:49:22 PM redandready45
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* LoopholeAbuse: Although Ren couldn't overturn the dancing ban, he is able to find a place just outside of town limits where a dance can take place.
30th Jun '16 3:00:28 PM kris27
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7th May '16 7:45:43 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: It's based on an actual 80's news story.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: It's based on an actual 80's news story. The movie nods to this when Willard tells Ren about states with similar laws to Bomont.
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!''"
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