Saturday Night Fever Poster

Release Date: 1977

PG|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Tony Manero (John Travolta) doesn't have much going for him during the weekdays. He still lives at home and works as a paint store clerk in his Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood. But he lives for the weekends, when he and his friends go to the local disco and dance the night away. When a big dance competition is announced, he wrangles the beautiful and talented Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) to be his partner. As the two train for the big night, they start to fall for each other as well.

Cast: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Bruce Ornstein, Donna Pescow, Val Bisoglio

Director: John Badham

Genres: Music, Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Brother, Gritty, Love, Cool, Growing up, 1970s, Love interest, Rise, Father, Best friend

Ratings & Reviews

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  • One minute into Saturday Night Fever you know this picture is onto something, that it knows what it's talking about. [15 Oct 1999, Siskel Years, p.6]

  • The story here is really secondary to character and milieu, as director John Badham and his actors create a convincing portrait of frustrated 1970s working-class youth and the escape offered by the swirling lights and pulsing rhythms of the disco. show more

  • It's also interesting to see how little screen time the final disco competition really has, considering how large it looms in our memories. show more

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Awards

Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture