- AFIS 100 Years 100 Songs:
- #96, "Footloose"
- Creator Backlash / Old Shame: Don't ask Kevin Bacon about Footloose. He doesn't want to talk about it.
- Dawson Casting: The high school students were all in their mid-twenties and it was six years since Kevin Bacon played a college student in Animal House
- Though Chris Penn and Sarah Jessica Parker were both teens at the time. And Kevin Bacon manages to look fairly convincing as a high school student.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon
- Memetic Mutation: "I thought this was a party! Let's daaaaance!"
- Star-Making Role: For Kevin Bacon.
- Troubled Production: Perfectionist Michael Cimino — apparently having not learned his lesson fron the Heaven's Gate debacle — went vastly overbudget on this film before he'd even shot a single frame of footage, requiring him to be replaced as director.