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Overview

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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 »
User Reviews:
Modern, and Misunderstood, Classic 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)
Country:
Language:
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:
A group of Hasidic Jews, who were against the crew filming in their neighborhood, tried to disrupt filming and even tried to turn over one of the cars used in the production.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The song "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees is misidentified as "Staying Alive" in the opening credits sequence.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Pizza Girl:Hi ya, Tony. Two or three?
Tony Manero:Two. Two. Give me two. That's good.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Apata... ton plision sou!!! (2001) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Night On Disco MountainSee more »

FAQ

In the Directors Cut what is the point of the scene where Tony's Dad gets his job back?
Did Bobby commit suicide?
What are the differences between the PG Version and the Uncensored R-Rated Version?
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Modern, and Misunderstood, Classic, 17 June 2003
Author: Nicolas Rangel Jr. (notarepublican) from Houston, TX

While the movie is more apt to be recalled for its impact on American pop culture, few who watch the movie will ever see beyond the admittedly fantastic dance sequences. As a result, many people might never recognize Saturday Night Fever as perhaps one of the best movies ever made about class struggles among white ethnics.

While his quick study under Denny Terrio for those dance sequences showed a great deal of determination, Travolta's Tony Manero shines in so many other way. The looks of embarrassment and exasperation that his character expresses when confronted with the possibility of working in a Bay Ridge paint store all of his life, or the prejudice and regional chauvinism of his friends, or the behavior of his friends at White Castle or his initial inability to express himself to Stephanie in any way that might impress her, all of these and more contribute to a fully realized character.

While Tony's friends idolize him, the movie never really does, but it does allow empathy for his plight, because even Tony realizes that he is virtually trapped by the current conditions of his existence. While much might be made of the homophobia, racism, and misogyny of the protagonist and his friends, these things are never excused and the movie goes to some lengths to express Tony's own recognition that these are shortcomings in not only his character, but those borne of a provincial mentality which he desperately longs to escape.

Forget those who call this a musical. While the music is an intricate part of the film and setting, Travolta's performance is what sets this film apart.

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