Spot the Similarities In This Shot-For-Shot ‘Footloose’ Remake Trailer

It’s not actually shot-for-shot, but see if you can spot all of the exact replications of scenes, moments, and Drivers-License-to-chin-flipping-action that Footloose stole directly from Footloose. Write them in the comments section, and we may find prizes for people or something. As a hint, there are at least 15 similarities.

This is definitely not helping my optimistic argument to give remakes a chance.

You can’t just shove Stomp the Yard and Step Up into Footloose, call it Footloose, and call it a day creatively.

Which of things is just like the other?

Right down to the damned skinny tie…


A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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