Synopsis: Classic tale of teenage rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. And a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy".
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director(s): Herbert Ross
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

- What are you doing?

- Come on!

- Edna, slow down, please.

- Throw it, honey.

Stop it!

I'll get closer.

You can do it. Keep coming!

Ariel, will you stop it? Now!

Stop showing off! It's not funny!

You're gonna kill yourself!

Look, please be careful!

He's testing us! He's testing us!

Ariel, there's a truck!

Get in the car!

Shit! Get in the truck!

Get in the car!

Be careful!

Come on! Get in!

Get in!

Jesus, we should never

have let her done that.

- Have you met any of your teachers?

- No, I haven't had a chance.

They've only been here

eight hours.

I took care of that last week.

Registered him and everything.

I made you some of those

Toll House squares I promised.

Lulu, you taste one of these,

you'll burn your recipe.

Reverend, we have a little problem.

I heard the English teacher

is planning to teach that book.

Slaughterhouse Five.

Isn't that an awful name?

That's a great book.

Slaughterhouse Five.

It's, it's a classic.

Do you read much?

- In another town it's a classic.

- In any town.

Tom Sawyer is a classic.

- That's fine.

- Ethel, have some more ham.

You sure Ren

doesn't want something?

We're both a little tired

from the move.

I'm gonna take Ren a potato.

Amy, come back and sit down.

I'm sure your cousin's fine.

It's a shock to the system,

moving out here from the big city.

- What if he's starving?

- Amy, you are so lame.

Sarah! Amy, eat!

I can't sit still!

I'm so excited you're both here!

You sure you're not too tired?

No. Ren did most of the driving.

If you ask me,

Ren is a total fox.

Where did you hear that?

See how television and those

kinds of books influence children?

What the hell's the problem?

- Chuck Cranston, are you crazy?

- You're sick!

- Ariel, here's your sweater.

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Dean Pitchford

Dean Pitchford (born July 29, 1951) is an American songwriter, screenwriter, director, actor, and novelist. His work has earned him an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for three additional Oscars, two more Golden Globes, eight Grammy Awards, and two Tony Awards. more…

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