Kevin Bacon cuts loose as a fleet-footed Chicago kid who moves to the Midwest Bible Belt where rock 'n' roll is banned. According to fire'n'brimstone preacher John Lithgow, it's the Devil's music and anyone paying it any heed is in for eternal torment. With Kenny Loggins on the soundtrack, he may have a point... but it's still a great example of 80s teen cinema. Interestingly, the scenes where ungainly Willard learns how to move were added to the script because the late Chris Penn really could not dance.
Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Lori Singer, Dianne Wiest, Christopher Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker