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Thank God It's Friday (1978)

It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Frannie
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Jeannie
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Marv Gomez
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Ray Vitte ...
Bobby Speed
Mark Lonow ...
Dave
Andrea Howard ...
Sue
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Tony
Robin Menken ...
Maddy
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Jennifer
John Friedrich ...
Ken
Paul Jabara ...
Carl
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Jackie (as Marya Small)
Chuck Sacci ...
Gus
Hilary Beane ...
Shirley
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Storyline

It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other characters are there to win the dance contest, or to put a little excitement into a fifth anniversary. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Let's blow this joint into another space zone See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

20 July 1978 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

After Dark  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was released about six months after Saturday Night Fever (1977). The picture is considered as being a studio programmer cashing in on the success of that movie as the film's title featured the other big day of the week-end (Friday rather than Saturday) in which people go out at night. See more »

Goofs

When Gus and Shirley leave the bar, they pass Tony's Porsche. Marv "Leatherman" Gomez's truck is parked next to it. But The Leatherman doesn't arrive till the next scene. See more »

Quotes

Gus: Hey, whaddya hangin' around here for? You think some fairy godmother's gonna show up at midnight and turn me into a lawyer?
Shirley: I'm not hanging around you, I just haven't left yet.
Gus: Hmmm.
Shirley: What's wrong with you anyway?
Gus: Hey, don't make fun of my height.
Shirley: I'm not talking about your height. I don't care that you're a shrimp. I do care that you're an insensitive shrimp.
Gus: Well let me tell you something, lady. I bust my hump all week working. Come Friday night ain't got time to be Mr. Nice Guy.
Shirley: Oh, well let ...
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Crazy Credits

In the initial theatrical release, the usually static Columbia Pictures "Torch Lady" logo does a brief dance step to the disco music via animation at the beginning of the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance All Night
Performed by Cuba Gooding
Motown Records
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Nice Timecapsule to the late '70s
22 May 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is about the only "disco" movie that I have ever liked. To me, it really captures the time & spirit of the late '70s disco craze. Everyone from Debra Winger and her co-worker looking for guys that don't wear polyester, to the great music of the Commodores and Donna Summer make this a nice slice of '70s nostalgia. Everything '70s is represented in this movie: 8-tracks, platform shoes, bell-bottom pants, leisure suits, I think there is even a Ford Pinto in the parking lot of the disco. I feel that this movie never got the recognition that it deserved. It seemed to be drowned out by "Saturday Night Fever" and "Can't Stop The Music". If you are looking for a movie that will bring back the feeling of the '70s, this one is a great choice.


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