PG | | Drama, Music, Romance
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Kevin Bacon based his hairstyle on rocker Sting's spiky hairdo as he was a big fan of The Police at the time.
Reverend Shaw Moore:
Were you drinking?
Reverend Shaw Moore: Smoking something?
Ariel: No! I wasn't stealing, I wasn't gambling, I wasn't dancing, I wasn't reading books I'm not supposed to! I am late!
Reverend Shaw Moore: Who were you with?
Ariel: Ren McCormick.
Reverend Shaw Moore: I don't want you to see him anymore.
Ariel: Why not?
Reverend Shaw Moore: Because I've...
During the break-dancers showdown Willard is wearing his tux jacket. Then he gets picked for a solo and his jacket is off again.
U.S. release was originally rated "R", but edited down to earn a "PG" rating instead. It was shorn of the male frontal nudity, and the phrase "go fuck yourself" was altered to "go flack yourself".
$8,556,935 (USA) (19 February 1984)