This special edition of the movie that shot Kevin Bacon to the stratosphere of fame features the actor playing Ren McCormack, a decidedly urban teen who's transplanted to a small Midwestern town where dancing is outlawed. Recruiting his best pal, the quiet Willard (Chris Penn), and his girlfriend (Lori Singer), a clergyman's daughter, Ren starts a revolution by moving to the beat. Includes commentaries, footage from the musical and more.
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- Herbert Ross
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and crew commentary; featurettes; trailer.
English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English DVS: Dolby Digital Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentaries; trailer; behind-the-scenes featurette; cast and crew interviews; screen test; additional featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the music and movement will keep preteens entertained, but the sexual material and profanity may be too mature for the youngest. Teens will enjoy the energy of it, but the music is dated and the central conflict (to hold a dance or not) is a bit hard for teens to buy.
- Sexual Content
- Teens talk about ordering diaphragms through the mail, masturbation, and going all the way. Two teens are seen getting dressed after they've obviously had sex. We see bare male bums in a shower. There are numerous comments about the preacher's daughter's promiscuity.
- Fisticuffs. One bloody nose and one person knocked out.
- Fairly mild, including "asses" and "bulls--t." The worst is probably "bitch in heat."
- Social Behavior
- To keep fighting for what you believe in... or keep dancing for what you believe in.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Teens talk of "sniffing spray starch" as a means of getting high. The cool kids smoke cigarettes, drink, and even use a little pot (though smoking dope is mostly frowned upon).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it