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

I gotta cut loose, footloose

Kick off your Sunday shoes

Please, Louise

Pull me off of my knees

Jack, get back

C'mon before we crack

Lose your blues

Everybody cut footloose

You're playin'so cool

Obeying every rule

Dig way down in your heart

You're burning, yearning for some

Somebody to tell you

That life ain't passing you by

I'm trying to tell you

It will if you don't even try

You can fly if you'd only cut loose


Kick off your Sunday shoes

Oowhee, Marie

Shake it, shake it for me

Whoa, Milo

C'mon, c'mon let go

Lose your blues

Everybody cut footloose

You got to turn it around

And put your feet on the ground

Now take ahold of your soul

I'm turning it loose


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 going to come to me...

and ask me for an explanation...

for the lives of each

and every one of you.

What am I going to 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 want to have

to do any explaining!

I don't want to be missing...

from your lives!

Praise the Lord in singing...

hymn number 397...

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus. "

What a friend

We have in Jesus

All our sins and grief to bear

I will. You have

a good week now. Bye.

Mrs. MacCormack, your sister

has us so excited about you coming.

- Thank you.

- Did you meet my wife, Vi?

- No. How do you do?

- How nice to meet you.

- This is my son, Ren.

- Hello, Ren.

- Would you excuse me?

- Daddy?

Ariel, will you come

and meet the MacCormacks?

The stunning new gentleman.

This is Mrs. MacCormack

and her son. Is it Ren?

Ren's going to be new

at the high school tomorrow.

Me, Edna, Wendy Jo and Rusty are

going for a soda at the Hi-Spot.

Ariel, remember

you have school tomorrow.

I'll be home for supper.

God, is he excellent!

What, the new kid?

He's all right.

Are you blind?

He is gorgeous!

- Have you seen the new high school?

- No, I haven't.

I almost forgot.

Cindy Addis had her baby.

What was it? Who told you?

- My mother spoke to her mother.

- Is she coming back for graduation?

I don't feel sorry for her.

You can't buy a diaphragm

through the mail. I'm serious.

Did she decide who the father was?

It was Duane Capps.

Wait! I've been going with

Duane Capps. He'd never have time.

How long does it take?

Ladies and gentlemen,

moving up behind us...

you'll notice the

incredible barf-mobile.

Come on!

Hi, girls. Goin' my way?

You lonely tonight?

- You want a race, you got a race!

- What, that piece of junk?

- Step on it!

- I am steppin' on it!

Come on! No guts, huh?

- In back of us, buddy!

- Take this, Rusty.

- Come on!

- You chicken!

- Come on, take you all on, girl.

- Come on! Come on, Chuck!

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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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