Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

John Badham (1977)

114min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
John Travolta's role here as Tony Manero, the Brooklyn shop assistant who becomes king of the New York disco scene, turned him from a B-list TV actor into, for a time, the hottest movie star in the world and a pop-culture icon. Party-poopers may find the whole thing a cringeworthy period piece and a reminder that the 1970s really were the naffest decade. But most will sit back and enjoy the snazzy dancing (much of it with co-star Karen Lynn Gorney), the memorable soundtrack - featuring classic songs from the Bee Gees, Tavares and KC and the Sunshine Band - and the all-round, high-energy entertainment.

Summary

A streetwise Brooklyn teenager struggles to cope with a dead-end job and a dysfunctional family, but finds an escape in the disco scene, where he falls in love with a girl dreaming of breaking free from her equally poor background to pursue a brighter future in Manhattan. Drama, starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney and Paul Pape, and featuring songs by the Bee Gees.

Cast & Crew

Tony Manero John Travolta
Stephanie Karen Lynn Gorney
Double J Paul Pape
Bobby C Barry Miller
Annette Donna Pescow
Joey Joseph Cali
Gus Bruce Ornstein
Flo Julie Bovasso
Director John Badham
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and brief nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama