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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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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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PG | See all certifications »

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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

The song "Last Dance", sung by Donna Summer, won the Golden Globe Award in 1979 for Best Original Song - Motion Picture. See more »

Goofs

During the dance contest, Frannie is dancing with Marv in blue platform-soled shoes. But after they win the contest and go to the stage to collect their prize, a wide shot reveals that she is barefoot. Probably most of the actual dancing was done this way, rather than in those dangerous platform soles. See more »

Quotes

Dave: [watching Sue dance with Tony] If she can experience, I can experience.
[He walks over to Jackie]
Dave: You always stand like that?
Jackie: Only when I feel my energy being drained. Standing on one leg doesn't allow the energy complete flow. You can lose it in the floor. Would you like to dance?
Dave: Well, uh...
Jackie: Yes! You would.
Dave: Yeah, O.K.
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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

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

Soundtracks

From Here to Eternity
Written by Giorgio Moroder (uncredited) and Pete Bellotte (uncredited)
Performed by Giorgio Moroder (as Giorgio)
Casablanca Records
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One good reason to watch is.....
20 December 2002 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

.....DONNA SUMMER.

All Donna Summers scenes are great and funny. If you get a chance take a look at her FEET, she has the biggest feet I have seen on a woman. Maybe her shoes were to small or something but it's hilarious.

Donna steals the show when she sings the CLASSIC song "Last Dance" and leaves the Commadores looking a little flat.

One other moment in the movie is when Donna breaks into the DJ box and trys to sing on the microphone over the track playing. The song is another classic of hers "Love To Love You Baby".

Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger and "Doris" from Fame are also thrown in the mix.

Definitive Disco Nostalgia


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