A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. The film is loosely based on events that took place in the small, rural, and religious community of Elmore City, Oklahoma.
Footloose is a fine example of the nearly characteristic immorality (or maybe just pure thoughtlessness) that is so deeply rooted in Hollywood. Watch the two final scenes; how smoothly the narration switches from a very violent looking fight into merry prom night celebration.
Not much to the story, really, and too easily resolved, but the cast elevates it beyond the material. And the movie yielded some classic bits; particularly in the montage of Chris Penn learning to dance.