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Saturday Night Fever ()


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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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Tony Manero
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Stephanie
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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
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Frank Jr.
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Dan Fusco (as Sam J. Coppola)
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Grandmother
Lisa Peluso ...
Linda
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Doreen
Bert Michaels ...
Pete
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Paint Store Customer (as Robert Costanza)
Robert Weil ...
Becker
Shelly Batt ...
Girl in Disco
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Connie
Donald Gantry ...
Jay Langhart
Murray Moston ...
Haberdashery Salesman
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Detective
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Pizza Girl
Helen Travolta ...
Lady in Paint Store
Ellen March ...
Bartender
Monti Rock III ...
The Deejay
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Frank Sr.
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Pedestrian #1 (uncredited)
Sandy Biano ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Roy Cheverie ...
The Wrong Partner (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Randy Feelgood ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Adrienne Framet ...
Marie. Puerto Rico Dancer (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Chere Mauldin ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Pugliese ...
Hector. Puerto Rico Dancer (uncredited)
M.J. Quinn ...
Dancer (uncredited)
John Sagona ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Gang Member (uncredited)
Frankie Verroca ...
Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Badham

Written by (WGA)

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Nik Cohn ... (story "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night")
 
Norman Wexler ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Milt Felsen ... associate producer
Kevin McCormick ... executive producer
Robert Stigwood ... producer

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Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb

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Ralf D. Bode ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Rawlins

Editorial Department

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Angelo Corrao ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jean-Marc Vasseur ... assistant film editor (uncredited)

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Shirley Rich

Production Design by

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Charles Bailey

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George DeTitta Sr. ... (as George Detitta)

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Patrizia von Brandenstein ... (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)

Makeup Department

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Max Henriquez ... makeup artist (as Henriquez)
Joe Tubens ... hair designer

Production Management

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John Nicolella ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph Ray ... second assistant director
Allan Wertheim ... assistant director

Art Department

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James Mazzola ... property master
William Canfield ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Colgan ... sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Les Lazarowitz ... sound mixer
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)

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Paul Nuckles ... stunt coordinator
Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Holly Bower ... still photographer
James Finnerty ... key grip
Tom Priestley Jr. ... camera operator
William Ward ... gaffer (as Bill Ward)
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)
Gary Muller ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Paone ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jennifer Nichols ... costumer

Location Management

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Lloyd Kaufman ... location executive

Music Department

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John Caper Jr. ... music editor
David Shire ... composer: additional music / music adaptor
Lester Wilson ... stager: musical numbers
Dan Wallin ... score mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Arlene Albertson ... production office coordinator
Lorraine Fields ... assistant choreographer
Jimmy Gambina ... technical consultant (as James Gambina)
Gary Kalkin ... unit publicist
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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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Tribal Rites of Saturday Night (United States)
  • Saturday Night (United States)
  • La fièvre du samedi soir (France)
  • Fiebre del sábado noche (Spain)
  • Fiebre de sábado por la noche (Venezuela)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,878,099, 18 Dec 1977
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $237,113,184

Did You Know?

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Trivia When they shot the first bridge scene, director John Badham kept secret from Donna Pescow the fact that when the guys "fell off" the bridge, they actually landed on a platform a few feet below. Badham and the other actors did not tell her about the platform because they wanted a genuine look of horror and anger on Annette's face when Tony, Double J. and Joey appeared to fall off. Therefore, Donna's reaction to them falling, and her facial expressions turning from horror and shock to outright anger, were real, and her next line, "You fuckers!", was not scripted. See more »
Goofs When Tony is walking with Stephanie to get coffee you can hear a girl scream. This is because there was a group of girls watching them film the scene and they would scream when they saw John Travolta. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in That's Dancing! (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Staying Alive See more »
Crazy Credits When the title appears on screen, it is done in the style of a neon sign. The word "Fever" is blinking. See more »
Quotes Connie: So tell me, are you as good in bed as you are on that dance floor?
Connie: [a few minutes later, after having danced together] So when is Connie going to get her answer?
Tony Manero: You know, Connie, if you're as good in bed as you are on the dance floor, I'll bet you're one lousy fuck.
Connie: Then how come they always send me flowers the next morning?
Tony Manero: 'Cause most guys don't know a good fuck when they've had one. Or I dunno. Maybe they thought you was dead.
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