Trivia: Beaumont High School is really "Payson High School" in Payson, Utah.
Trivia: With the Principal's knowledge, 24-year-old Kevin Bacon attended the Provo Utah High School as "Ren McCormack", a transfer student from Philadelphia to get into his role. With his narrow tie and new-wave haircut, he was treated pretty much like in the film. Bacon gratefully left with the location scouts on the afternoon of the first day.
Trivia: On the DVD commentary, Kevin Bacon stated that at the time of release that despite the studio's insistence, he refused to go around telling reporters that he did all his own dancing in the film (he was mostly doubled) after the backlash that Jennifer Beals copped after Flashdance where she was forced by the studio to say she did all her own dancing despite only doing close-ups.