Release: February 17, 1984
Release: February 17, 1984

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."

ren: "hey, I like that hat man. they sell mens clothes where you got that? -ren"
willard: "no, but I'm waiting patiently -willard"
ren: "I thought only pansies wore neckties -ren"
willard: "Hey man, who tought you how to drive? -willard"
ren: "well I haven't noticed a wet tee shirt contest yet -ren"
amy: "If you ask me rens a total fox -amy"
willard: "I can't dance -willard"
Ren: "Let's DANCE!! -Ren"
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