Footloose is a 1984 film about a city teenager who moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
- Directed by Herbert Ross. Written by Dean Pitchford.
Footloose is a 1984 American musical drama film directed by Herbert Ross.It tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon), a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town where he lives with his mother, aunt, and uncle. Looking to watch Footloose (1984)? Find out where Footloose (1984) is streaming, if Footloose (1984) is on Netflix, and get news and updates, on Decider. Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt (Christopher Penn), and defiant teen Ariel Moore (Lori Singer), he might loosen up this conservative.
- [addresses the town council and reads from his notes in the Bible] 'From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons. They danced in prayer.. or so that their crops would be plentiful.. or so their hunt would be good. And they danced to stay physically fit.. and show their community spirit. And they danced to celebrate.' And that is the dancing we're talking about. Aren't we told in Psalm 149 'Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Let them praise His name in the dance'? And it was King David - King David, who we read about in Samuel - and what did David do? What did David do? What did David do? [reads again] 'David danced before the Lord with all his might.. leaping and dancing before the Lord.' Leaping and dancing. Ecclesiastes assures us.. that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh.. and a time to weep. A time to mourn.. and there is a time to dance. And there was a time for this law, but not anymore. See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life. It's the way it was in the beginning. It's the way it's always been. It's the way it should be now.
- [last line] Hey, hey. What's this I see? I thought this was a party! Let's dance!!
- When a city kid is forced to move to a conservative Midwestern town, his tastes in rock music and his gyrating dance moves turn his high school upside down and send the town and its local preacher into a frenzy.
- Footloose (1984) SoundTracks on IMDb: Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, TV series and more.
Rev. Shaw Moore
- [first line] And he is testing us! Every, every day, our Lord is testing us. If he wasn't testing us, how would you account for the sorry state of our society? For the crimes that plague the big cities of this country? When he could sweep this pestilence from the face of the earth with one mighty gesture of his hand. If our Lord wasn't testing us, how would you account for the proliferation these days of this obscene rock and roll music, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality? If our Lord wasn't testing us, why, he could take all these pornographic books and albums, and turn them into one big fiery cinder like that! But how would that make us stronger for him? One of these days, my Lord is gonna come to me and ask me for an explanation for the lives of each and every one of you. And what am I gonna tell him on that day? That I was busy? That I was tired? That I was bored?! No!! I can never let up! I welcome his test! I welcome this challenge from my Lord so that one day I can deliver all of you unto his hands, and when that day dawns, I don't wanna have to do any explaining! I don't want to be missing from your lives!
- I'm standing up here before you today with a very troubled heart. You see, my friends.. You see, my friends, I've always insisted on taking responsibility for your lives. But, I'm really like a first-time parent who makes mistakes and tries to learn from them. And like that parent I find myself at that moment when I have to decide. Do I hold on, or do I trust you to yourselves? Let go and hope that you've understood at least some of my lessons. If we don't start trusting our children how will they ever become trustworthy? I'm told that the senior class at the high school has got use of the warehouse in Bayson for the purpose of putting on a senior dance. Please join me to pray to the Lord.. to guide them in their endeavors.
- Chuck: I thought only pansies wore neckties.
- Ren: See that? I thought only assholes used the word 'pansy.'
- Ren: You like Men At Work?
- Willard: What men?
- Ren: Men At Work.
- Willard: Well, where do they work?
- Ren: No, they're a music group.
- Willard: Well, what do they call themselves?
- Ren: Oh, no. What about The Police?
- Willard: What about 'em?
- Ren: You ever heard them?
- Willard: No, but I seen them.
- Ren: Where, in concert?
- Willard: No, behind you.
- Wes: Seems that a bunch of kids was raising some hell over at Burlington Cranton's property a few days back. Tore up the fields, turned over a tractor and everything. Today, someone suggested to me there's been some trouble up at the high school. I think it was drugs. You don't happen to know anything about it, do you?
- Ren: No.
- Wes: What was that? I can't hear you.
- Amy: He said no.
- Lulu: Amy.
- Ren: I said no, sir.
- Wes: It seems that a lot of people are pointin' the finger in your direction lately.
- Ren: And what have they said?
- Wes: What I have been tellin' you about the trouble and the drugs and it just seems like you've had a lot of problems since you moved. And I figured..
- Ren: You figured where there's smoke there's fire, right?
- Wes: Usually works like that. Now, Ren, you know that I would never try to take the place of your father.
- Ren: Yeah, well, there's no chance of that! [gets up and leaves]
- Reverend Moore: Were you drinking?
- Ariel: No.
- Reverend Moore: Smoking something?
- Ariel: No! I wasn't stealing, I wasn't gambling, I wasn't dancing, I wasn't reading books I'm not supposed to! I am late!
- Reverend Moore: Who were you with?
- Ariel: Ren McCormack.
- Reverend Moore: I don't want you to see him anymore.
- Ariel: Why not?
- Reverend Moore: Because I've heard he's a troublemaker.
- Ariel: Just because he hasn't lived in this town for 20 years doesn't make him a troublemaker!
- Reverend Moore: Ariel, I don't know what I'm going to do with you.
- Ariel: There ain't nothing to do with me, Daddy. You like it or not, this is it. It doesn't get much better.
- Willard: You know what it is, you've got an attitude problem.
- Ren: Oh I've got an attitude problem?
- Willard: Yes and I'm not the first one that's noticed it. I mean we're not stuck in the goddamn middle ages here. I mean we've got TV. We've got Family Feud. We're not stuck in Leave It To Beaver land here.
- Ren: Well I haven't noticed a wet T-shirt contest in town yet.
- Willard: Yeah but I'm waiting. Patiently.
Footloose 1984 Soundtrack List
- Reverend Moore: [discusses his daughter] We're losing her, Vi. Don't you see that?
- Vi: No. I see you chasing after her and I see her running from you.
- Reverend Moore: She's become so willful, so obstinate.
- Vi: She's like her father. The two of you were so wonderful once. You had so much to talk about. I was almost jealous.
- Reverend Moore: It's not as if we don't talk. It's just that sometimes people run out of things to say.
- Vi: [pause] Shaw? It's 20 years now I've been a minister's wife. And I've been quiet, supportive, unobtrusive and after 20 years I still think you're a wonderful, a wonderful preacher. 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.
- One kid. One town. One chance.
- All he wanted to do was dance.
- The music is on his side.
- He's a big-city kid in a small town. They said he'd never win. He knew he had to.
- Kevin Bacon - Ren McCormack
- Lori Singer - Ariel Moore
- John Lithgow - Reverend Shaw Moore
- Dianne Wiest - Vi Moore
- Christopher Penn - Willard Hewitt
- Sarah Jessica Parker - Rusty
- Frances Lee McCain - Ethel McCormack
- Jim Youngs - Chuck Cranston
- Footloose quotes at the Internet Movie Database
- Footloose at Rotten Tomatoes
|Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture|
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|Released||January 31, 1984|
|Singles from Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture|
Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture is the original soundtrack of the Paramount motion picture Footloose. The original nine-track album was released in 1984 and reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart on April 21, 1984, where it stayed until June 23, 1984. When it was re-released in 1998, four bonus tracks were added to the album, all of which were used in the film as well. In 2002, Sony International released the 'Australian Souvenir Edition', also titled 'Australian Cast Special Edition'. Two megamixes were added to the album, featuring the Australian cast of the Footloose musical. The original soundtrack contained six Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, three of which reached the Top 10, including two number-one hits, 'Footloose' by Kenny Loggins and 'Let's Hear It for the Boy' by Deniece Williams, and 'Almost Paradise', a duet by Ann Wilson and Mike Reno that reached number seven, plus 'Somebody's Eyes' by Karla Bonoff climbed to number sixteen on the Adult Contemporary chart. More people bought the soundtrack album without even seeing the film.
In 2009, Doveman released a reimagining of the soundtrack album. The original soundtrack for the 2011 remake was released by Atlantic Records and Warner Music Nashville on September 27, 2011.
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Grandview U.s.a. 1984
|1.||'Footloose' (Kenny Loggins)||3:46|
|2.||'Let's Hear It for the Boy' (Deniece Williams)||George Duke||4:20|
|3.||'Almost Paradise' (Love Theme from Footloose) (Mike Reno and Ann Wilson)||Keith Olsen||3:50|
|4.||'Holding Out for a Hero' (Bonnie Tyler)||Steinman||5:50|
|5.||'Dancing in the Sheets' (Shalamar)||Wolfer||4:03|
|6.||'I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)' (Kenny Loggins)||3:46|
|7.||'Somebody's Eyes' (Karla Bonoff)||John Boylan||3:33|
|8.||'The Girl Gets Around' (Sammy Hagar)||Hagar||3:22|
|9.||'Never' (Moving Pictures)||Boylan||3:45|
|10.||'Bang Your Head (Metal Health)' (Quiet Riot)||Spencer Proffer||5:17|
|11.||'Hurts So Good' (John Mellencamp)||3:42|
|12.||'Waiting for a Girl Like You' (Foreigner)||4:50|
|13.||'Dancing in the Sheets' (Extended 12' Remix) (Shalamar)||6:16|
- ^a signifies an remixer
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||2|
|United States (Billboard 200)||1|
|1984||'Footloose'||Billboard Hot 100||1|
|'Let's Hear It for the Boy'||1|
|'Holding Out for a Hero'||34|
|'Dancing in the Sheets'||17|
|'I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)'||22|
|Canada (Music Canada)||6× Platinum||600,000^|
|Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)||Platinum||20,000*|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Platinum||15,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||9× Platinum||9,000,000^|
By forces unseen pdf downloadlogfasr. *sales figures based on certification alone
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- ^Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 283. ISBN0-646-11917-6.
- ^ abcdefJoel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN0-89820-089-X
- ^Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004
- ^'Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Footloose - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'. Music Canada.
- ^'Les Albums Platine :' (in French). Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- ^'French album certifications – BOF – Footloose' (in French). InfoDisc.Select BOF and click OK.
- ^'IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1985'. IFPI Hong Kong.
- ^'Japanese album certifications – Various – Footloose' (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan.
- ^'New Zealand album certifications – Various – Footloose'. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- ^'British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Footloose - OST'. British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field.Select Gold in the Certification field.Type Footloose - OST in the 'Search BPI Awards' field and then press Enter.
- ^'American album certifications – Soundtrack – Footloose'. Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.