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Saturday Night Fever (1977)
IMDb Rating 6.6
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Travolta Tony Manero
Karen Gorney
Donna Pescow Annette
Karen Lynn Gorney Stephanie
Barry Miller Bobby C.
Joseph Cali Joey
Paul Pape Double J.
Bruce Ornstein Gus
Julie Bovasso Flo Manero
Martin Shakar Frank Manero Jr.
Sam Coppola Fusco (as Sam J. Coppola)
Martin Shaker
Plot
Saturday Night Fever is one of those movies that comes along and seems to change the cultural temperature in a flash. After the movie's release in 1977, disco ruled the dance floors, and a blow-dried member of a TV-sitcom ensemble became the hottest star in the U.S. For all that, the story is conventional: a 19-year-old Italian American from Brooklyn, Tony Manero (John Travolta), works in a humble paint store and lives with his family. After dark, he becomes the polyester-clad stallion of the local nightclub; Tony's brother, a priest, observes that when Tony hits the dance floor, the crowd parts like the Red Sea before Moses. Director John Badham captures the electric connection between music and dance, and also the desperation that lies beneath Tony's ambitions to break out of his limited world. The soundtrack, which spawned a massively successful album, is dominated by the disco classics of the Bee Gees, including "Staying Alive" (Travolta's theme during the strutting opening) and "Night Fever." The Oscar®-nominated Travolta, plucked from the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter, for his first starring role, is incandescent and unbelievably confident, and his dancing is terrific. Oh, and the white suit rules. --Robert Horton
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Music
Director John Badham
Producer Robert Stigwood
Writer Norman Wexler; Nik Cohn
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 118 mins
Movie Release Date 12/14/1977
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 459
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/7/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097360111347
Chapters 21
Release Date 8/19/2003
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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