Kevin Bacon is Once Again Indulging in Dancing at a High School Prom

March 25
Kevin Bacon is Once Again Indulging in Dancing at a High School Prom
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High school students from Payson, where the movie “Footloose” (1984) was filmed, have invited its hero to their prom.

Since Payson High School in Payson, Utah is set to be relocated at the end of the school year, the students have decided to invite a special guest to the last prom held here. That guest is actor Kevin Bacon, who filmed the movie “Footloose” (1984, directed by Herbert Ross) on the school premises, which culminates precisely in the prom scene. In order to attract the actor, the students organized a campaign called #BacontoPayson, to which the actor responded and accepted the invitation via video call.

The hero of the movie “Footloose” is Ren McCormack, who moves from Chicago to a small town called Bomont, where he falls in love with Reverend Shaw Moore’s (John Lithgow) daughter, Ariel (Lori Singer). The reverend forbids his daughter from seeing him and, after the death of his son returning from a party, he enforced a ban on rock music and dancing in the town. Ren fights against this ban, and the film ends with the organization of a high school prom. “Footloose” became the seventh highest-grossing film in 1984, and the songs “Footloose” and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” were nominated for an Oscar.

Due to the success of the film, a musical of the same name (1998) and a remake directed by Craig Brewer with Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough in the lead roles were created.

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