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Saturday Night Fever -- From John Travolta's electrifying Oscar-nominated performance to the Bee Gees' top 10 soundtrack to the unforgettable dancing, Saturday Night Fever is a movie sensation that captured the world's attention like never before. Now catch the fever all over again with this 30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition that goes behind-the-scenes with special features on the history, culture and fashion of disco, the smash-hit soundtrack, an exclusive look at Hollywood legend John Travolta, and so much more. Now more than ever before, Saturday Night Fever is the one film that'll make you feel like dancing.

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Director:
Writers:
Nik Cohn (story)
Norman Wexler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 December 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Where do you go when the record is over... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Modern, and Misunderstood, Classic See more (209 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Travolta ... Tony Manero

Karen Lynn Gorney ... Stephanie

Barry Miller ... Bobby C.
Joseph Cali ... Joey

Paul Pape ... Double J.

Donna Pescow ... Annette
Bruce Ornstein ... Gus

Julie Bovasso ... Flo
Martin Shakar ... Frank Jr.

Sam Coppola ... Dan Fusco (as Sam J. Coppola)
Nina Hansen ... Grandmother
Lisa Peluso ... Linda

Denny Dillon ... Doreen
Bert Michaels ... Pete

Robert Costanzo ... Paint Store Customer (as Robert Costanza)
Robert Weil ... Becker
Shelly Batt ... Girl in Disco

Fran Drescher ... Connie
Donald Gantry ... Jay Langhart
Murray Moston ... Haberdashery Salesman

William Andrews ... Detective

Ann Travolta ... Pizza Girl
Helen Travolta ... Lady in Paint Store
Ellen March ... Bartender
Monti Rock III ... The Deejay

Val Bisoglio ... Frank Sr.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Badham ... Pedestrian #1 (uncredited)
Sandy Biano ... Dancer (uncredited)
Roy Cheverie ... The Wrong Partner (uncredited)

Adrienne King ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chere Mauldin ... Dancer (uncredited)
M.J. Quinn ... Dancer (uncredited)

Alberto Vazquez ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Frankie Verroca ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Badham 
 
Writing credits
Nik Cohn (story "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night")

Norman Wexler (screenplay)

Produced by
Milt Felsen .... associate producer
Kevin McCormick .... executive producer
Robert Stigwood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Barry Gibb 
Maurice Gibb 
Robin Gibb 
 
Cinematography by
Ralf D. Bode (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Rawlins 
 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
 
Production Design by
Charles Bailey 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr.  (as George Detitta)
 
Costume Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein  (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)
 
Makeup Department
Max Henriquez .... makeup artist (as Henriquez)
Joe Tubens .... hair designer
 
Production Management
John Nicolella .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Ray .... second assistant director
Allan Wertheim .... assistant director
 
Art Department
James Mazzola .... property master
William Canfield .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
 
Stunts
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Holly Bower .... still photographer
James Finnerty .... key grip
Tom Priestley Jr. .... camera operator
William Ward .... gaffer (as Bill Ward)
Gary Muller .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Paone .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Nichols .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Angelo Corrao .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jean-Marc Vasseur .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
David Shire .... composer: additional music
David Shire .... music adaptor
Lester Wilson .... stager: musical numbers
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Arlene Albertson .... production office coordinator
Lorraine Fields .... assistant choreographer
Jimmy Gambina .... technical consultant (as James Gambina)
Gary Kalkin .... unit publicist
Lloyd Kaufman .... location executive
Carl Lotito .... assistant: Mr. Stigwood
Joy McMillan .... assistant: Mr. Stigwood
Colleen Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Badham
Jo-Jo Smith .... dance consultant
Ron Stigwood .... assistant: Mr. Stigwood (as Ronald Stigwood)
Renata Stoia .... script supervisor
Lester Wilson .... choreographer
Deney Terrio .... dance instructor (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content (2002 re-rating)
Runtime:
118 min | USA:113 min (PG version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2002) | Brazil:16 (re-rating) (2014) | Brazil:12 (video rating) (1999) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (edited US version) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:R (original rating) | Canada:14A (re-rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Iceland:L | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:16 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Norway:16 (cut) | Peru:18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1978) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (cut) | UK:A (re-rating) (1979) (cut) | USA:PG (certificate #25042) | USA:R (certificate #38795) (2002 re-rating) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Letting off steam at the end of the shoot, John Travolta and members of the crew filmed a mock wedding at the disco-for laughs-with John dressed as the bride and one of the grips appearing as the groom.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the (former) Father Frank Jr is leaving the Monero household to go to a settlement home in the first shot, the car he is about to enter is a Ford Country Squire (full size) station wagon. In the next shot when he gets in the car and it pulls away, it is a different car: a Ford LTD II (mid size) station wagon.See more »
Quotes:
Frank Manero Jr.:Tony, the only way you're gonna survive is to do what you think is right, not what they keep trying to jam you into. You let 'em do that and you're gonna end up in nothing but misery!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 16 Blocks (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
If I Can't Have YouSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Modern, and Misunderstood, Classic, 17 June 2003
Author: Nicolas Rangel Jr. (notarepublican) from Houston, TX

While the movie is more apt to be recalled for its impact on American pop culture, few who watch the movie will ever see beyond the admittedly fantastic dance sequences. As a result, many people might never recognize Saturday Night Fever as perhaps one of the best movies ever made about class struggles among white ethnics.

While his quick study under Denny Terrio for those dance sequences showed a great deal of determination, Travolta's Tony Manero shines in so many other way. The looks of embarrassment and exasperation that his character expresses when confronted with the possibility of working in a Bay Ridge paint store all of his life, or the prejudice and regional chauvinism of his friends, or the behavior of his friends at White Castle or his initial inability to express himself to Stephanie in any way that might impress her, all of these and more contribute to a fully realized character.

While Tony's friends idolize him, the movie never really does, but it does allow empathy for his plight, because even Tony realizes that he is virtually trapped by the current conditions of his existence. While much might be made of the homophobia, racism, and misogyny of the protagonist and his friends, these things are never excused and the movie goes to some lengths to express Tony's own recognition that these are shortcomings in not only his character, but those borne of a provincial mentality which he desperately longs to escape.

Forget those who call this a musical. While the music is an intricate part of the film and setting, Travolta's performance is what sets this film apart.

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