Dressing its familiar plot in 1980s garb, FOOTLOOSE was a gigantic smash at the box office and, in a triumph of style over substance, joined FLASHDANCE and others in a parade of music video-influenced films scored with pop songs by big-name artists. Teenager Bacon moves with his mother McCain from Chicago to a small Midwestern town. There his disorientation is compounded by a prohibition of dancing or playing rock music in his new home town because local leader Lithgow, a fundamentalist minister, believes that such activities only lead to other sinful pursuits. Bacon now has a
cause and is determined to arouse the whole repressed community to rebellion. His principa...