On at least one occasion, the term "city council" is used, but at other times, the term "town council" is used. One of those has to be wrong.
The engine hood of the Volkswagon appears and disappears between scenes.
When Ren is pulled over and his license is being examined by the police, his license is an Over-21 Massachusetts license. The difference between Under-21 and Over-21 is that Under-21 licenses are vertical and Over-21 licenses are horizontal.
Zac Efron was originally cast as Ren, but he pulled out in March 2009.
Julianne Hough beat out several favorites including Hayden Panettiere, Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes for the part of Ariel.
Kenny Ortega was originally stated to direct, but he pulled out following budget constraints and creative differences.
Chace Crawford, who had been cast in the lead after Zac Efron left the project, pulled out of the movie in April 2010.
Thomas Dekker was considered to play Ren.
Was filmed at R.L. Osborne High School in Marietta, Georgia.
Craig Brewer turned down the director's chair twice.
Kevin Bacon was given the script, but could not find a role he was willing to play. One particular role originally written for him was Ren's deadbeat father. However, he gave Craig Brewer his blessing.
Julianne Hough, who plays one of the main characters (Ariel Moore) has a brother, Derek Hough, who starred as the lead character (Ren McCormack) in Footloose: the Musical.
Miles Teller had played his on-screen role of Willard in a high school version of "Footloose: The Musical".
Unlike the original, Kenny Wormald performed most of his own dance moves due to his dancing background.
The film is dedicated to the original 'Footloose' (1984) director, Herbert Ross. Not only in the end credits, but the cop who pulls over Ren has "H. Ross" on his name tag. He is credited as Officer Herb.
Kenny Wormald received the script from the musical instead of a draft from Craig Brewer before accepting the role.
Originally envisioned as an adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Craig Brewer wanted to be a filmmaker after seeing the original Footloose. He loved the movie so much he recorded the audio and listened to it while walking.
Although it is pretty rare, there have been individual towns or counties in the U.S. that have forbidden public dancing by law. For instance, in 1980, People Magazine ran a story about students at Elmore City High School in Elmore City, Oklahoma, who had to lobby the town's and school's officials for permission to have a prom. They were successful, and their prom was the first legal public dance in Elmore City since the town's 1861 founding. The plot of both this movie and its source, 1984's Footloose, were loosely based on Elmore City's story.
Reverend MacCormack is obsessed with the children's welfare at "unsupervised dances." Yet in the climactic scene, there are at least two adults present at the dance.
Craig Brewer: His boots are seen dancing in the opening credits when the words "A Craig Brewer Film" appears.
Music / Drama / Comedy
Rated (PG-13) ...Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald, Dennis Quaid.
OPENING NOV 18 - 21
Friday 7:00 PM
Saturday 4:30 PM
Sunday 4:30 PM
Added Show - Sunday 7:00 PM
Monday 7:00 PM
City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.