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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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Release Date:

20 July 1978 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

After Dark  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

This picture was made and released during the height of the 1970s disco era. 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 »

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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 »

Connections

References Baretta (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Find My Way
Performed by Cameo
Written by Johnny Melfi (uncredited)
Produced by Larry Blackmon (uncredited)
Casablanca Records (Chocolate City)
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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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