Kevin Bacon seems to have clarified a mystery regarding the ending of Footloose. As the leader in the 1984 film, Bacon played a student in a Chicago town where dancing and music are banned. At the end of the film, Bacon plays rebellious Ren, who leads the characters in a prom dance to Kenny Loggins’ title song.
Bacon revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly that Footloose’s original ending needed to be completely rewritten – and this appears to have solved a long-standing mystery about the ending. He described the original ending as follows: “I ran into the place, and I said, ‘Let’s dance!’ and there’s like a moment of dancing, and then right away, it goes into slow motion.
In hiser falling from the sky, and everyone is just moving in slow motion. This was the original ending.”He described the original ending as follows: “I ran into the place, and I said, ‘Let’s dance!’ all; everyone wants to get up and dance at the end of this movie.’”According to the actor, it was almost a year before the cast reshot the scene, explaining the absence of Sarah Jessica Parker.
There has long been speculation as to why she isn’t a part of the final sequence of the cult film. Despite Bacon’s shouting, ‘Let’s dance!’ and his running down the steps, the dance was choreographed and Atlanta dancers were hired, Bacon said.
The three of us were out there: Chris Penn, me, and Lori. As a result, we needed to gather the cast together and make sure the hair matched. I completely re-shot the ending.”In addition to the film, Parker had starred in four other films. It was her character’s best friend, Rusty, who accompanied Penn’s character through the film.
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