Trivia: The film's soundtrack album knocked Michael Jackson's "Thriller" off the top of the U.S. album charts, where it had ranked for more than a year.

Trivia: In the scene where Rev. Shaw shows Ren a picture of his deceased son Bobby, John Lithgow actually showed a picture of his real son.

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: Dianne Wiest plays Lori Singer's mother in the movie, even though in real life she's only 9 or 11 years older than Singer, depending on which resource you use for her birth date.

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Suggested correction: Per Wikipedia Dianne west was born in 1946 and Lori singer in 1957.11 years.

You shouldn't believe everything you read on Wikipedia. Wiest (not West) was born March 28, 1948. Not 1946.


Trivia: Frances Lee McCain plays Ethel McCormack, the mother of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon). In real life, McCain is only fourteen years older than Bacon.

Trivia: John Lithgow (born in 1945) is only twelve years older than his on-screen daughter Lori Singer (born in 1957).

Visible crew/equipment: In the sequence where the young are in the field to clear up the rules of "chicken game" (or something), you can see a part of a microphone above them.

More mistakes in Footloose

Mr. Gurntz: He was trying to teach that book down at the school.
Mrs. Allyson: Slaughterhouse-Five, isn't that an awful name?
Ren: Yeah it's a great book... Slaughterhouse-Five, it's a classic.
Mr. Gurntz: Do you read much?
Mrs. Allyson: Maybe in another town, it's a classic.
Ren: In any town.
Mr. Gurntz: Tom Sawyer is a classic.

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