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Thank God It's Friday (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  20 July 1978 (Netherlands)
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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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Tony
Robin Menken ...
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Paul Jabara ...
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Chuck Sacci ...
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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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After 5000 years of civilization, we all need a break. See more »

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20 July 1978 (Netherlands)  »

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After Dark  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

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$7,300,000 (USA)
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This movie was made for a low budget of around (US) $2 million and reportedly tripled its production investment. See more »

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Shortly after the start of the film, Alec R Costandinos' "Romeo and Juliet", which is released by Casablanca, is heard on the soundtrack, but a different record (on the maroon-and-yellow Gordy label) is shown playing in the DJ booth. See more »

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Nicole Sims: Look it, you got your chance. Give me mine. Let me sing.
Bobby Speed: Are you...!
Nicole Sims: Just listen to my demo. Don't you remember when you first started? Well everybody got to start somewhere. Why not here?
Bobby Speed: You honest, lady, don't you understand? This is going on live. There are millions of people listening to my golden tones. I ain't gonna blow it! This ain't amateur night!
Nicole Sims: Listen, Mr. Big Shot DJ, I ain't no amateur! I've paid my dues. All I'm asking for is a chance.
Bobby Speed: Lady, please! Hey Bear!
Nicole Sims: Alright, alright, ...
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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 »

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I Wanna Dance
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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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