Dancing dates back thousands of years, and the practice has played a key role in ritual, tradition, ceremony and celebration for cultures around the world. With such deep roots, it's no wonder that the kids on "Footloose" weren't prepared to give up dancing without a fight! Take our quiz to see how much you know about this classic '80s film.
Which actor boogied his way into the spotlight as Ren in the 1984 flick?
In one of his first starring movie roles, Kevin Bacon played dancing teen Ren McCormack in the original 1984 version of "Footloose."
What article of clothing cements the friendship between Willard and Ren?
New friends Willard and Ren meet when Ren accidentally runs into Willard in the hallway. The pair start off arguing, until Ren makes a comment about Willard's cowboy hat that helps break the ice. From there, the pair are best buds, and Willard is the one who informs Ren about the town's dancing ban.
Who is the cliched "rebellious preacher's daughter" in the film?
Has there ever been a film about a preacher's daughter who wasn't trying to push the envelope? When the film opens, the Reverend's daughter is playing chicken with semi trucks and dating bad boy Chuck Cranston.
How does Chuck plan to get revenge after Ren insults him?
game of chicken
When Chuck and Ren exchange words at the start of the film, Chuck challenges the new kid to a game of chicken -- played on tractors. Ren wins the match after his shoelace gets stuck and he is unable to leap off the machine.
WhenRen learns that WIllard can't dance, he sets out to teach his buddy to get down. Willard picks up the rhythm over an extended sequence, where Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It For the Boy" plays in the background.
What is the name of Moore's son, who died in a car crash?
Five years before Ren came to town, dancing and music were banned in Bomont, under the guise of keeping teens safe. Part of the reason for the ban was the death of Bobby Moore, who was killed after a car he was riding in went off a bridge.
Ren boldly goes before the town council and requests that the dancing ban is lifted so the students at the high school can have a prom. Ariel is a big help - she tells all the teens to come to the meeting to support Ren.
When Ren's father abandoned the family, he left Ren feeling like nothing he did mattered. The fight to bring dancing back to Bomont has restored Ren's belief that he can make a difference and do something for himself and others.
True or false: Reverend Moore is so moved by Ren's speech at the council meeting that he approves the prom that same night.
Moore appreciates what Ren says at the meeting, but still feels that the prom is wrong for the town. He does promise to think about it, and Ren later comes to the Reverend's house to discuss the issue man-to-man.
What book do the townspeople burn because it is a bad influence?
"Steal This Book"
"Go Ask Alice"
The people in Bomont are furious that Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" is being taught at the school. They organize an angry book burning, which Reverend Moore opposes. The entire event causes Moore to realize that he can't be a father to the entire town -- and leads him to approve the prom.
True or false: "Footloose" was inspired by a real story.
When Elmore City, Oklahoma, was founded, the town had a rule against public dancing. In 1979, students in Elmore petitioned to hold a school prom and were successful. The event served as the inspiration for the movie.
True or false: Tom Cruise turned down the part of Ren.
Tom Cruise was offered the part of Ren, but had to turn it down because he was obligated to appear in the 1983 movie, "All the Right Moves." Actor Christopher Atkins was also briefly awarded the part, before it finally went to Kevin Bacon.
In what year did "Footloose" get a big-budget remake?
The film got a major studio remake in 2011, but in this version, Ren moved to Bomont from Boston after his mother died of cancer. In the original 1984 version, his mom moved from Chicago to Bomont with her son.