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Story

Director Herbert Ross (The Turning Point) pulled a winning movie out of this almost self-consciously archetypal tale of teenage rock rebellion. Kevin Bacon stars as a hip city kid who ends up in a Bible-belt town after his parents divorce. An ill fit for a conservative community where rock is frowned upon and dancing is forbidden, Bacon's character rallies the kids and takes on the establishment. Between a good cast really embracing the drama of Dean Pitchford's screenplay, and Ross's imaginative, highly charged way of shooting the dance numbers, you can get lost in this all-ages confection, and you won't even mind Kenny Loggins's bubbly pop. Bonuses include one of John Lithgow's best performances (a bit reminiscent of Jimmy Stewart), and Christopher Penn (who sure doesn't look the same anymore) as a good-natured hick who learns to boogie. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Kevin BaconRen McCormack
Lori SingerAriel Moore
John LithgowReverend Shaw Moore
Dianne WiestVi Moore
Chris PennWillard Hewitt
Sarah Jessica ParkerRusty
John LaughlinWoody
Frances Lee McCainEthel McCormack
Sam DaltonMr. Gurntz
John BishopElvis

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Herbert Ross
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 107 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 17, 1984
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    Europe12A
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 19, 2003
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