History Film / Footloose

10th Jul '17 4:14:25 PM Exxolon
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After his parents' divorce, Ren (played by Kevin Bacon) moves with his mother [[FishOutOfWater from Chicago to a small town in middle America]]. While he finds many of the town's backwards ways frustrating, there is one inexplicable rule that really catches his attention: Rock music and dancing are illegal. He soon makes it his mission to try and reform the law before senior prom, but Ren faces some stiff adversaries. His main opposition comes in the form of the extremely conservative Reverend Shaw Moore (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is certain that if rock music is allowed in the town, then all the young people will end up pregnant cocaine-addicts.

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After his parents' divorce, Ren (played by Kevin Bacon) Creator/KevinBacon) moves with his mother [[FishOutOfWater from Chicago to a small town in middle America]]. While he finds many of the town's backwards ways frustrating, there is one inexplicable rule that really catches his attention: Rock music and dancing are illegal. He soon makes it his mission to try and reform the law before senior prom, but Ren faces some stiff adversaries. His main opposition comes in the form of the extremely conservative Reverend Shaw Moore (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is certain that if rock music is allowed in the town, then all the young people will end up pregnant cocaine-addicts.
10th May '17 12:19:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DeliberatelyBadExample: Principal Dunbar to Reverend Moore. Moore is a WellIntentionedExtremist, even on his worst moments. Dunbar is borderline fascistic.
14th Apr '17 7:11:16 AM ConnorJohn
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** Ren's is a bit more subtle. When members of the council speak about wanting to ban an English teacher from discussing the book ''[[Literature/SlaughterhouseFive Slaughterhouse Five]]'', Ren speaks out in support of the book. This moment both foreshadows [[FishOutOfWater his relationship with the town]] and establishes that Ren is not the outright rebel everyone assumes he is.
1st Mar '17 1:13:52 PM dmcreif
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[[caption-width-right:285:''"[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy There's a legend... Called 'Footloose'. Where a great hero named Kevin Bacon shows an entire town full of people with sticks up their butts that dancing is the greatest thing there is.]]"[[note]]"[[LiteralMinded ...Who put the sticks up their butts?]] That is cruel."[[/note]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:285:''"[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy %%[[caption-width-right:285:''"[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy There's a legend... Called 'Footloose'. Where a great hero named Kevin Bacon shows an entire town full of people with sticks up their butts that dancing is the greatest thing there is.]]"[[note]]"[[LiteralMinded ...Who put the sticks up their butts?]] That is cruel."[[/note]]'']]



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.

It's also about a school dance.

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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 musical, in which [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy a young man who, after finding himself under the rule great hero named Kevin Bacon shows an entire town full of a harsh religious regime, bands together a group of allies to rise people with sticks up and speak out against the laws that are oppressing their right of expression.

It's also about a school dance.
butts that dancing is the greatest thing there is.]][[note]]"[[LiteralMinded ...Who put the sticks up their butts?]] That is cruel."[[/note]]
2nd Feb '17 9:50:27 PM dmcreif
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After his parents' divorce, Ren (Played by Kevin Bacon) moves with his mother [[FishOutOfWater from Chicago to a small town in middle America]]. While he finds many of the town's backwards ways frustrating, there is one inexplicable rule that really catches his attention: Rock music and dancing are illegal. He soon makes it his mission to try and reform the law before senior prom, but Ren faces some stiff adversaries. His main opposition comes in the form of the extremely conservative Reverend Shaw Moore (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is certain that if rock music is allowed in the town, then all the young people will end up pregnant cocaine-addicts.

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After his parents' divorce, Ren (Played (played by Kevin Bacon) moves with his mother [[FishOutOfWater from Chicago to a small town in middle America]]. While he finds many of the town's backwards ways frustrating, there is one inexplicable rule that really catches his attention: Rock music and dancing are illegal. He soon makes it his mission to try and reform the law before senior prom, but Ren faces some stiff adversaries. His main opposition comes in the form of the extremely conservative Reverend Shaw Moore (Creator/JohnLithgow), who is certain that if rock music is allowed in the town, then all the young people will end up pregnant cocaine-addicts.
2nd Feb '17 9:36:07 PM dmcreif
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[[caption-width-right:285:''"[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy There's a legend... Called 'Footloose'. Where a great hero named Kevin Bacon shows an entire town full of people with sticks up their butts that dancing is the greatest thing there is.]]" "[[LiteralMinded ...Who put the sticks up their butts?]] That is cruel"'']]

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[[caption-width-right:285:''"[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy There's a legend... Called 'Footloose'. Where a great hero named Kevin Bacon shows an entire town full of people with sticks up their butts that dancing is the greatest thing there is.]]" "[[LiteralMinded ...]]"[[note]]"[[LiteralMinded ...Who put the sticks up their butts?]] That is cruel"'']]
cruel."[[/note]]'']]
22nd Jan '17 12:38:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* PlayingGertrude: Dianne Wiest (Ariel's mother Vi) is only 9 years older than Lori Singer (Ariel).
** Creator/JohnLithgow (Shaw) is only 12 years older than Singer.



* PlayingGertrude: Dianne Wiest (Ariel's mother Vi) is only 9 years older than Lori Singer (Ariel).
** John Lithgow (Shaw) is only 12 years older than Singer.
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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