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Saturday Night Fever

Movie directed by John Badham

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A Classic!

  • Jan 27, 2005
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This is the ultimate gang movie taken to a new height, that being a dance club or discoteque as the clubs were called in the 70's and 80's. John Travolta was a young actor with a lot of energy, gives a performance of high caliber as as likable street tough (Tony Manero) who works in a paint store by day and goes with his buddies to the 2001 Oddessy club in Brooklyn at night where he transforms into the ultimate club dancer.

One night he meets Stephanie, an older woman who tries to make Tony "grow up" and train to compete with her in an upcoming dance contest. Along the way Tony has to deal with his deadbeat father, his mother who only loves his priest brother, his brother who needs to quit the priesthood and find himself, Annette who is Tony's ultimate "groupie," and Tony's friends who seem to be getting into scrapes with a rival gang.

The movie is full of memorable lines and the clothes that Tony wore, especially the white suit, caused a fashion revolution.

Probably the be movie for getting a feel for life in the late 70's.

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review by . February 13, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****    The world can be a scary, cruel, relentlessly depressing place; but only if we want it to be. That is one thing that John Travolta's character in "Saturday Night Fever" - named Tony Manero - understands to the very core. The story of the film is this: Tony spends most of his hard-earned cash and time dancing his suave butt off at a local Brooklyn club called the 2001 Odyssey. He's been dubbed the king of the club, as he sure knows how to put on a good show …
review by . August 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
 I first saw this in 1978 & it was the first 'X' film I ever saw, & it's become my favourite down the years & something i'll never tire of watching.                                                         & …
review by . March 22, 2009
This is the ultimate gang movie taken to a new height, that being a dance club or discoteque as the clubs were called in the 70's and 80's. John Travolta was a young actor with a lot of energy, gives a performance of high caliber as as likable street tough (Tony Manero) who works in a paint store by day and goes with his buddies to the 2001 Oddessy club in Brooklyn at night where he transforms into the ultimate club dancer.     One night he meets Stephanie, an older woman who …
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Saturday Night Feveris 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 ofWelcome 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
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