Wednesday, 4 July 2012

1977, Film: Saturday Night Fever

"Saturday Night Fever", an American dance film directed by John Badham was released in 1977. The film starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, tells the story of an immature young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discothèque.

A huge commercial success, the film significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world and made Travolta famous. The "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best selling soundtracks of all time. The story is based upon a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn, "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night".
John Travolta as Tony Manero

Tony Manero (John Travolta) is an Italian American from the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City. Tony lives at home with his parents and has a dull job at a small hardware store, selling paint. But on Saturday nights Tony rules the dance floor with his appearances at 2001 Odyssey, a local discothèque...
John Travolta as Tony Manero and
Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano

Main Cast
  • John Travolta as Tony Manero
  • Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano
  • Barry Miller as Bobby C.
  • Joseph Cali as Joey
  • Paul Pape as Double J.
  • Donna Pescow as Annette
  • Bruce Ornstein as Gus
  • Val Bisoglio as Frank Manero
  • Julie Bovasso as Flo Manero
  • Martin Shakar as Father Frank Manero
  • Nina Hansen as Tony's grandmother
  • Lisa Peluso as Linda Manero
  • Sam Coppola as Dan Fusco

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