11 Things You Didn't Know About 'Footloose'

The latest Marvel action epic, Guardians of the Galaxy, takes place in a distant corner of the cosmos. So naturally, it's got a well-timed shout-out to Footloose. At one point, Star-Lord (aka Chris Pratt) waxes poetic about the crucial life lessons one can take from the 1984 dance drama. And who can blame him? A young Kevin Bacon, the hurts-so-good soundtrack, a cheeky teenaged Sarah Jessica Parker, that big finale — it’s no wonder the film's legend lives on in distant galaxies. In honor of Star-Lord’s Footloose fandom, we’re sharing 11 things you didn’t know about the movie that chronicles a city boy’s valiant effort to bring dancing to a small town that's lost its rhythm.