Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don't look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family's starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a small paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie Mangano in the disco and starts training with her for the club's dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to Manhattan just over the bridge soon change Tony's life forever.Written by
To research his character, John Travolta would sneak into 2001 Odyssey with Norman Wexler. So great was his popularity from _Welcome Back Kotter' he had to disguise himself in dark glasses and a hat. Before he was spotted, he watched the Faces-the cool, aggressive dancers the article was based on-concentrating on every detail of their behaviour. When he was recognized-"Hey, man! Hey, it's fuckin' Travolta!"-the actor noticed how the disco's alpha males kept their girls in line. Their girlfriends would come up, and they'd say, 'Hey, stay away from him, don't bug Travolta,' and they'd actually push the girls away. Tony Manero's whole male-chauvinist thing I got from watching those guys in the discos." See more »
The song "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees is misidentified as "Staying Alive" in the opening credits sequence. See more »
When the title appears on screen, it is done in the style of a neon sign. The word "Fever" is blinking. See more »
In 2002, AMC (American Movie Classics) showed a new print of 'Fever' with scenes not in the theatrical release nor home version:
1) After Tony's first night at the disco, he and his buddies cruise the bridge, where the song 'Jive Talkin'' can be heard in the background. He gets out of the car, and begins to caress the bridge's structure with his fingertips.
2) After asking Doreen to dance, Tony and Doreen dance to 'Disco Duck'.
3) Tony takes Stephanie back to her Bay Ridge home, where they kiss in the car.
4) Tony signs for a telegram that tells his father has been asked to go back to work.
5) After getting out of the subway, Tony buzzes Stephanie's apartment building.
Watched Saturday Night Fever again last night. It's one of those movies I watch everytime it's on & never get bored by it. This movie perfectly captures the feeling of everyday life in a Blue Collar neighborhood, & the frustration that goes with it. Your caught in the middle not rich by any means, but just getting by & the feeling that your never going to get beyond it. Just existing and getting by is an everyday struggle & in this movie it shows how disco is an outlet. I remember 2001 Odyessy was a real club in Brooklyn. Saturday Night Fever is one of those rare movies you can watch & just enjoy yourself. How can you get tired of watching John Travolta walking down the street with a paint can? That opening captured your attention right from the start. You know where these characters are coming from. Tony's friends have basically given up on doing any better & have accepted there fate. Tony & Stephanie know there's something more out there for them & their going for it the best way they can. By the end of the movie I'm rooting for them to "make it big". Being a big John Travolta fan I am a little bit biased. I'll watch anything he's in. '
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