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Thank God It's Friday (1978)

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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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Chuck Sacci ...
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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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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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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 »

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

Tony Di Marco: [to Sue] I have a little hunch about something. Are you a stewardess for TWA?
Dave: No. She's a wife... with the PTA. You know, uh, supermarkets, church, McDonald's. You know the type.
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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 When Disco Ruled the World (2005) See more »

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Down to Lovetown
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Wow...so many good actors in this film!!!
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Debra winger, Jeff Goldblum,the disco queens herself Donna Summer??

That's right! You bet your sweet !!! LOL The new DVD has been digitally transferred to High Defenition!! It looks and Sounds GREAT !!

Let's go back to Los Angeles 1978 ! Great soundtrack, Diana Ross, The Commodores, The Village People, Oscar winner songwriter for Last Dance Paul Jabara, Pattie Brooks, basically the entire Casablance label was featured in this film!

This movie was rated PG, even tho it includes graphic drug use in many scenes, but back then I guess it was normal.

I recommend this fun movie for a rainy Friday night!


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