A Friday in the life of the disco club the Zoo, where the staff and clients meet and dance their their lives away.


Robert Klane


Armyan Bernstein (as Barry Armyan Bernstein)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Landsburg ... Frannie
Terri Nunn ... Jeannie
Chick Vennera ... Marv Gomez
Donna Summer ... Nicole Sims
Ray Vitte ... Bobby Speed
Mark Lonow ... Dave
Andrea Howard Andrea Howard ... Sue
Jeff Goldblum ... Tony
Robin Menken Robin Menken ... Maddy
Debra Winger ... Jennifer
John Friedrich ... Ken
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Carl
Mews Small ... Jackie (as Marya Small)
Chuck Sacci ... Gus
Hilary Beane ... Shirley


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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Comedy | Music


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Did You Know?


The animated Columbia Pictures studio logo of a draped woman holding a flag can be seen boogieing and dancing during the very start of the movie. See more »


Shortly after the start of the film, Alec R Costandinos' "Romeo and Juliet", which is released by Casablanca, is heard on the soundtrack, but a different record (on the maroon-and-yellow Gordy label) is shown playing in the DJ booth. See more »


Dave: I was never in a dance contest before. What do you got to do?
Jackie: Simple. You just get out on the floor and shake your ass - like it was on fire!
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the name of actress Linda Cremeans is mis-spelled, as "Linda Creamans" See more »


Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »


Disco Queen
Performed by Paul Jabara
Written by Paul Jabara (uncredited)
Produced by Paul Jabara (uncredited), Bob Esty (uncredited)
Casablanca Records
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Its American Graffiti Set at a Dance Club
27 February 2018 | by Sober-FriendSee all my reviews

This film has more things in common with "American Graffiti" than "Saturday Night Fever". Where American Graffiti had several stories that take place on one evening so does "TGIF". "Saturday Night Fever" background was dancing but the main story is about a boy becoming a man. Disco music and having a day in the week is the only thing "SNF" and "TGIF" have in common .

This film takes place in a dance club called "The Zoo". One story is married couple may not be married too much longer after a night in this club. ANother story is 2 teens sneak into the club hoping to win the dance contest.

Debra Winger and Jeff Goldblum has parts. Donna Summer sings "Last Dance" and she proves she could of been a good actress!

Lots of fun. Perfect Summer time viewing!

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T.G.I.F. See more »


Box Office


$2,200,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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