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Saturday Night Fever (1977)

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

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Bobby C.
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Joey
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Double J.
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Annette
Bruce Ornstein ...
Gus
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Flo
Martin Shakar ...
Frank Jr.
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Dan Fusco (as Sam J. Coppola)
Nina Hansen ...
Grandmother
Lisa Peluso ...
Linda
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Doreen
Bert Michaels ...
Pete
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Paint Store Customer (as Robert Costanza)
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Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don't look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family's starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a small paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie Mangano in the disco and starts training with her for the club's dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to Manhattan just over the bridge soon change Tony's life forever. Written by alfiehitchie

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It is now rated PG because we want everyone to see John Travolta's performance... Because we want everyone to hear the #1 group in the country, the Bee Gees... Because we want everyone to catch Saturday Night Fever. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content | See all certifications »

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16 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$94,213,184 (USA)
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Trivia

Tony Manero was originally named Vincent. See more »

Goofs

After their initial dancing practice as Tony and Stephanie are walking down the sidewalk, Stephanie's purse moves from her right shoulder to her left shoulder then right again. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie: You know all about the bridge, don't you?
Tony Manero: I know everything about that bridge.
Tony Manero: Know what else? There's a guy buried in the cement
Stephanie: Really?
Tony Manero: Know how it happened? While they were working on it, pouring the cement, he slipped off on the upper part of the bridge and, you know, fell in... Dumb fuck.
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Referenced in Close to Leo (2002) See more »

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Manhattan Skyline
Composed and Arranged by David Shire
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It has it's moments of absolute glory
18 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saturday Night Fever is thoughtful, engaging, and sometimes brilliant. While some might call it one of the greatest films ever, I must disagree. But along the lines of a groundbreaker, yes it is. The film does for disco what Suburbia did for punk. And the film gives John Travolta, the cool Italian guy from Engelwood, NJ a good break. He plays a paint guy who at nights (and sometimes days) has a love for dancing, which he is absolutely excellent at (those dance scenes are quite memorable). Not always on the money, but when it is, it delivers the goods. Bee Gees provide songs here that everybody likes (I would have to assume from Wayne Campbell's statement in Wayne's World). A-


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