Tidied up a bit though, it's a fun movie to watch with teens and could be a good lead in to some well timed conversations on dating, dancing, problem solving and respect.
Heck, we didn't even have hair gel back then so we coudln't figure out how he did it. Next, the dancing, though, totally 80's period, was in the time when it was still playful, spontaneous and as individual as the dancers themselves.
I find it odd that the characters in the up coming re-do are professional dancers rather than simple teen aged kids having a good, clean time.
In 1984 Ren Mc Cormack, a teenager raised in Chicago, moves with his mother to the small town of Bomont to live with his aunt and uncle.
Soon after arriving, Ren befriends Willard Hewitt, and from him learns the city council has banned dancing and rock music.
It tells the story of Ren Mc Cormack (Kevin Bacon), an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of a local minister (John Lithgow), dancing and rock music have been banned.