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Director:
Writers:
Nik Cohn (story)
Norman Wexler (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 December 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...Catch it! See more »
Plot:
A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(532 articles)
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Blue Collar frustration See more (226 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Travolta ... Tony Manero

Karen Lynn Gorney ... Stephanie

Barry Miller ... Bobby C.

Joseph Cali ... Joey

Paul Pape ... Double J.

Donna Pescow ... Annette
Bruce Ornstein ... Gus

Julie Bovasso ... Flo

Martin Shakar ... Frank Jr.

Sam Coppola ... Dan Fusco (as Sam J. Coppola)

Nina Hansen ... Grandmother
Lisa Peluso ... Linda

Denny Dillon ... Doreen
Bert Michaels ... Pete

Robert Costanzo ... Paint Store Customer (as Robert Costanza)
Robert Weil ... Becker
Shelly Batt ... Girl in Disco

Fran Drescher ... Connie
Donald Gantry ... Jay Langhart
Murray Moston ... Haberdashery Salesman

William Andrews ... Detective

Ann Travolta ... Pizza Girl
Helen Travolta ... Lady in Paint Store
Ellen March ... Bartender
Monti Rock III ... The Deejay

Val Bisoglio ... Frank Sr.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Badham ... Pedestrian #1 (uncredited)
Sandy Biano ... Dancer (uncredited)
Roy Cheverie ... The Wrong Partner (uncredited)

David Daniel ... Dancer (uncredited)
Randy Feelgood ... Dancer (uncredited)
Adrienne Framet ... Marie. Puerto Rico Dancer (uncredited)

Adrienne King ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chere Mauldin ... Dancer (uncredited)

Antone Pagán ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Pugliese ... Hector. Puerto Rico Dancer (uncredited)
M.J. Quinn ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Sagona ... Dancer (uncredited)

Alberto Vazquez ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Frankie Verroca ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Badham 
 
Writing credits
Nik Cohn (story "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night")

Norman Wexler (screenplay)

Produced by
Milt Felsen .... associate producer
Kevin McCormick .... executive producer
Robert Stigwood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Barry Gibb 
Maurice Gibb 
Robin Gibb 
 
Cinematography by
Ralf D. Bode (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Rawlins 
 
Casting by
Shirley Rich 
 
Production Design by
Charles Bailey 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr.  (as George Detitta)
 
Costume Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein  (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)
 
Makeup Department
Max Henriquez .... makeup artist (as Henriquez)
Joe Tubens .... hair designer
 
Production Management
John Nicolella .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Ray .... second assistant director
Allan Wertheim .... assistant director
 
Art Department
James Mazzola .... property master
William Canfield .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
John T. Reitz .... re-recording mixer
John Wilkinson .... re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
 
Stunts
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Holly Bower .... still photographer
James Finnerty .... key grip
Tom Priestley Jr. .... camera operator
William Ward .... gaffer (as Bill Ward)
Douglas Kirkland .... still photographer (uncredited)
Gary Muller .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Paone .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Nichols .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Angelo Corrao .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jean-Marc Vasseur .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Lloyd Kaufman .... location executive
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music editor
David Shire .... composer: additional music
David Shire .... music adaptor
Lester Wilson .... stager: musical numbers
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Arlene Albertson .... production office coordinator
Lorraine Fields .... assistant choreographer
Jimmy Gambina .... technical consultant (as James Gambina)
Gary Kalkin .... unit publicist
Carl Lotito .... assistant: Mr. Stigwood
Joy McMillan .... assistant: Mr. Stigwood
Colleen Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Badham
Jo-Jo Smith .... dance consultant
Ron Stigwood .... assistant: Mr. Stigwood (as Ronald Stigwood)
Renata Stoia .... script supervisor
Lester Wilson .... choreographer
Deney Terrio .... dance instructor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saturday Night Fever" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"Fiebre de sábado por la noche" - Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela (imdb display title)
"La fièvre du samedi soir" - Canada (French title), France
"Nur Samstag Nacht" - Austria, West Germany
"Πυρετός το Σαββατόβραδο" - Greece
"Лихорадка субботнего вечера" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Треска в събота вечер" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Cumartesi gecesi atesi" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Disco-feber" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Febra de Sâmbătă seara" - Romania
"Febre de Sábado à Noite" - Portugal
"Fiebre del sábado noche" - Spain
"Goraczka sobotniej nocy" - Poland
"Groznica subotnje večeri" - Croatia
"Groznica subotnje večeri" - Serbia
"Lørdagskjøret" - Norway (imdb display title)
"La febbre del sabato sera" - Italy
"Os Embalos de Sábado à Noite" - Brazil
"Pyretos to Savvatovrado" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Saturday Night Fever - lauantai-illan huumaa" - Finland
"Szombat esti láz" - Hungary
"Vrocica sobotne noci" - Slovenia (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content (2002 edited version)
Runtime:
118 min | USA:113 min (PG version)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2002) | Brazil:16 (re-rating) (2014) | Brazil:12 (video rating) (1999) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (edited US version) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:R (original rating) | Canada:14A (re-rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:18 | Ireland:15 (original rating) (1978) | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:AL | Netherlands:16 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Norway:16 (cut) | Peru:18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1978) | Taiwan:R-15 (2017) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (cut) | UK:A (re-rating) (1979) (cut) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #25042) (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #38795) (2002 edited version) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When they shot the first bridge scene, director John Badham kept secret from Donna Pescow the fact that when the guys "fell off" the bridge, they actually landed on a platform a few feet below. Badham and the other actors did not tell her about the platform because they wanted a genuine look of horror and anger on Annette's face when Tony, Double J. and Joey appeared to fall off. Therefore, Donna's reaction to them falling, and her facial expressions turning from horror and shock to outright anger, were real, and her next line, "You fuckers!", was not scripted.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening sequence, Tony walks down the street and it's visibly sunny and the pavement is dry. Then when he runs across the street toward the paint store, the street and sidewalk are wet from rain.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Pizza Girl:Hi ya, Tony. Two or three?
Tony Manero:Two. Two. Give me two. That's good.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "ER: I Don't (#13.21)" (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Staying AliveSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the PG Version and the Uncensored R-Rated Version?
What was the deal with the guy in Stephanie's apartment?
Did Bobby commit suicide?
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47 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Blue Collar frustration, 4 January 2003
Author: Peggy Digney (peggydigney@yahoo.com) from Point Pleasant, NJ

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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