Classic tale of teen rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren (Kevin Bacon) and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, 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. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel (Lori Singer), 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."
This French trailer was originally posted to YouTube by films1980. Our logo fans will be interested in the Paramount logo featured at the beginning.
This ad for a USA airing of the movie was originally posted to YouTube by TheShesmovedon.
Originally posted to YouTube by Burninschit, this is a quick promo for a CBS airing of the movie.
Originally posted to YouTube by gradepoint, this is Siskel & Ebert's review of the movie.