Synopsis: Being a teenager is tough, and no one knows this better than Ren McCormack, a city kid with a strong feeling for music. Ren's life changes when he moves to a small town where rock-n-roll and dancing are criminal activities. When Ren falls in love with the reverend's daughter, Ariel Moore, the music pauses and Ren needs to shape up or make dancing a legal activity once again.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Craig Brewer
Production: Paramount Studios
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Two, two, one, two.

Mic check one, two. One, two.

Oh, yeah. Y'all know

what's coming up, don't you?

Come on, I got it right here.

I got it right here.

Bomont High School, where you at?

We got something to celebrate!

Bomont Panthers, 31!

Bayson Bulldogs, 17!

We killed 'em, y'all! Yeah!

All right, I want everybody

on the dance floor! Come on!

What? What? Y'all ready to party?

Get up, get up! I thought

this was a party! Let's dance!

Been working so hard

I'm punching my card

Eight hours for what?

Oh, tell me what I got

I've got this feeling

That time's just holding me down

I'll hit the ceiling

Or else I'll tear up this town

Tonight I got to cut loose


Kick off your Sunday shoes

Please, Louise

Pull me off of my knees

Jack, get hack

Come on, before we crack

Lose your blues

Everybody cut footloose

Hey, Robert!


Bomont High, where are you at now?

- I'm not kidding.

- They did not!

- Yes, they did.

- They did not.

We going to Mama's?

We're about to get real wild tonight,

y'all! Come on!

- Ron, where we going tomorrow?

- We're going to Mama Cannon's.

I'm sorry, guys.

Suzy gets the final call.

Turn it up, turn it up!

It's the best part!

Louder, Bobby!

Dispatch, stand by. I've got the

driver here. License and registration.

- Step forward for me, please, sir.

- All right.

He is testing us.

Our Lord is testing us.

Especially now...

when we are consumed

with despair.

When we are asking our God

why this had to happen.

No parent should ever have to

know the horror

of burying their own child.

And yet...

five of Bomont's brightest

have lost their lives.

Among them, my only son.

My boy. Bobby.

We have other children

to raise here in Bomont.

And one day, they will

no longer be in our...

embrace and in our care.

They will belong to the world.

A world filled

with evil and temptation...

and danger.

But until that day,

they are ours to protect.

That is the lesson to be taken

from this tragedy. That is our test.

We cannot be missing

from our children's lives.

The following measures will be read

and voted on accordingly.

A curfew for minors under the age of 18

will take effect immediately.

Minors must be home

by ten p.m. on weeknights,

All in favor, say "Aye."

- Aye.

' opposed.

Motion carries.

Punitive measures will be taken

against any individual,

group or property owner who organizes

a public gathering

where minors engage in

inappropriate activities.

Such activities include consumption

of alcohol or unlawful drugs,

listening to vulgar or demeaning

amplified music,

or participating in lewd

or lascivious dancing.

- All in favor, say "Aye."

- Aye.

Motion carried.

There will be no public displays of

dancing unless supervised as part of

a school, civic or

church-related function.

Outside of these

authorized institutions,

public dancing among Bomont's minors

will be in violation of the law.

- All in favor, say "Aye."

- Aye.

Reverend? Your vote, please.

- Aye.

- Opposed. Motion carried.

This is my car.

Momma, it's Ren! He's here!

I'm gonna beat you!

Hey, girls. How you doing?

You guys are huge!

- Get off of me! Attack of the cousins!

- Who'd you find, Amy?

- Hey, darling.

- Hey, how you doing?

Good. Hope you got some

sleep on that bus.

Yeah, I got plenty of sleep.

No worries, Lulu.

- Hey, boy.

- Wesley.

You used to call me Uncky Wes.

You too big in the britches

for that now?

- Is anybody hungry?

- I'm hungry! I'm hungry!

- Sounds good. Need a hand with that?

- I got it, thanks.

Hey Ren, I wanna tell you a joke.

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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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