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
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The movie's original 1978 first-issue soundtrack album was a three record set which included two 33 1/3 rpm LP records and one 12 inch single. See more »
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 »
I also noticed that hippy freak you've adopted! I want to know is one evening with her worth five years of marriage?
What are you talking about? Five years of what? What do you mean who?
Dave, I want to sit down.
Who's Dave? I'm Babbakazoo!
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Thank God It's Friday is a fun '70s disco dance movie
After almost 30 years of hearing or reading about the '70s disco movie, Thank God It's Friday, and having taped it for future viewing from AMC 5 years ago, I finally got around to seeing it a couple of hours ago. I must say, I was mainly expecting some cheesy comedy set in a dance club with lame jokes and a bare plot. Instead, most of the intentional punchlines and visual gags worked and I loved the multi-character story lines that occasionally overlapped. Good musical performances by The Commodores and Donna Summer who here plays a struggling singer named Nicole Sims. Her song, "Last Dance" is the highlight of this movie and helped win an Oscar for Best Song for its writers, Giorgio Moroder and Paul Jabara who also plays a character who gets stuck in a staff room backstage. Also appearing are Jeff Goldblum as the club's owner, Debra Winger as a nice girl, and future Berlin lead singer Terri Nunn, who's 16 here, as an underage club hopper. Special mention must go to the guy who plays Marv Gomez (Chick Vennera) who's hilarious dancing on some car roofs having the time of this life. Watch this movie and see if you don't feel the same! By the way, kudos to whoever animated the Columbia Torch Lady dancing...
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