Inspired by Saturday Night Fever, the nocturnal adventures of two young brothers at a disco and with their rambunctious Italian family.






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Complete series cast summary:
 Billy Manucci (9 episodes, 1979)
 Tony Manucci (9 episodes, 1979)
Denise Miller ...
 Tina Manucci (9 episodes, 1979)
 Dorothy Manucci (9 episodes, 1979)
Rebecca Balding ...
 Corky Crandall (9 episodes, 1979)
 Al 'Kingfish' Sorrentino (9 episodes, 1979)
Gerard Prendergast ...
 Bernard Fusco (9 episodes, 1979)
 Joseph Manucci (9 episodes, 1979)
 Felice (3 episodes, 1979)
 Carol / ... (2 episodes, 1979)


Inspired by Saturday Night Fever, the nocturnal adventures of two young brothers at a disco and with their rambunctious Italian family.

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Release Date:

1 February 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maak het maar waar  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Even though the show lasted less than one season, the disco accented theme song performed by series lead David Naughton became a hit single. See more »


Referenced in Detroit Rock City (1999) See more »


Makin' It
by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren
Sung by David Naughton
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A TV Series version of "Saturday Night Fever"
3 April 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

The other night I happened to be watching a brief biography of 'David Naughton,' the infamous "Dr. Pepper = Piperman" (I'm a Pepper, she's Pepper, So wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too), and became aware that besides that infamous jingle, and his brief-stint as the "American Werefolf" he also starred in this television series,"Makin'It" inspired or based on "SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER." In it,'Naughton'played the 'Travolta'(Tony Manero) role of Disco King. Too bad the series only aired for a few episodes, not even a full season; and its THEME was an even bigger hit than the series. 'Naughton' went on to co-star with 'Pam Dawyer'(Mork & Mindy)in "My Sister Sam."

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