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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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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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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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Comedy | Music

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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

This film is the only ever full disco movie to win an Academy Award for music. The film won the Best Original Song Oscar in 1979 for the song "Last Dance" sung by Donna Summer. The song also won the Golden Globe Award that year for Best Song. In the USA in 1978, "Last Dance" went to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and topped the Hot Disco Action Chart (now the Hot Dance Club Play chart) for six weeks. 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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Frannie: What time is it?
Marv Gomez: It's 12:15.
Frannie: Fabulous. We're gonna get killed! We were supposed to be home at 11!
Jeannie: [counting their share of the prize money] $50, Frannie! We can pay back my brother! We got enough for the concert!
Frannie: Who cares about that dumb old concert? That's for kids. We're disco queens now.
Marv Gomez: Hey, it's too bad you disco queens got to be home so early. If we hurry, we can make it to Big Mama's for the one o'clock dance contest.
Jeannie: Our parents will kill us.
Frannie: You're right!
FrannieJeannie: [both together] ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Dance
Performed by Marathon
Written and Produced by Pete Bellotte (uncredited)
Casablanca Records
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Just watch it to see Donna Summer sing Last Dance. Awesome.
13 February 2002 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Donna Summer re-launching her career back then and becoming the undisputed "Disco Queen" of the 70's. Seeing some young faces of some actors of today is also a good reason to get it out, like Geoff (Jeff?) Goldblum from Jurrassic Park 1 and 2. Standout has to be Donna Summer as Nicole when she sings Last dance and gets everyone rocking.


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