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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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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  »

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Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The movie's original 1978 first-issue soundtrack album was a three record set which included two 33 1/3 rpm LP records and one 12 inch single. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Bobby Speed is shown putting a record from Motown Records inside the sleeve for MECO's Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. The album was put out by Millenium Records, which was at the time a subsidiary of Casablanca Records (co-producer of the film with Motown Records). In Meco's long career, he has also been associated with, in chronological order, Casablanca Records and RCA, but never with Motown Records. 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 Modulations (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Last Dance
Performed by Donna Summer
Written by Paul Jabara (uncredited)
Casablanca Records
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The real "That 70's Show"
14 January 2002 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Every late 70's disco stereotype is well represented, including a brief shot of a working 8-Track tape player. Want a funny flashback? Grab this one. (Want an Oscar-caliber movie? Get something else.) But then, where else can you get Donna Summer, The Commodores AND Jeff Goldblum all in the same film?


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