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Saturday Night Fever

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6.81 h 59 min1977X-Ray18
John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night.
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Supporting actors
Joseph CaliPaul PapeBruce OrnsteinDonna PescowVal BisoglioJulie BovassoNina Hansen
Producers
Kevin McCormickRobert Stigwood
Studio
Paramount
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Smokingsubstance usealcohol usenudityfoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.5 out of 5 stars

4045 global ratings

  1. 75% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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SlightyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
You should be dancing, but it ISN'T just about that, it is so much more.
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Some film!!! Travolta is mesmerising, a sugar puff in Grease this film has a dark tone. As a kid I the 70s (born in 72) I remember the poster on my brother's wall, I remember the tunes. But I didn't know the story, this film deals with hope, family abuse, aspirations, hopes, dreams, religion, loss of faith, friendship, death, and even a disturbing gang rape . The dancing is merely the ONE thing he is good at, an escapism, adored by the ladies envied by the lads... It distracts him from the dull 9-5 . Honestly I applaud this film for dealing with so much, New York looks unsafe and grimy, a lack of opportunity, Travolta excels, not only in the dance moves but as an actor, very believable and although flawed very likable character Tony. An outstanding film.
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Chris JacketsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a difference!
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When Saturday Night Fever was first released, not only was it a phenomenal success, but it had been 'cleaned up' for general audiences, which I would never had known had it not been for the excellent documentary led by Bruno Tonioli that was on BBC4 just before Christmas. Thankfully, this version is the original, definitely adult, one: and what a difference! Perhaps the biggest impact of this version is the blatantly sexist, male dominated environment that the film portrays. I wonder what today's generation of teenagers thinks when viewing the original version of this iconic film that shot John Travolta to fame?
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jugglerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 November 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brave film of its time
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Good to see this again after many years. It provides a stark and troubling picture of teenage life in the US of the 70s. There's a lot of language that wouldn't pass the hate speech censor these days. I hope it doesn't get 'cancelled' as retrospectively unacceptable! Great dancing, of course, and music. Travolta has great presence and the girl he rejects is also excellent. A really interesting mix of characters generally. It wasn't clear to me at the end how he intended to change his life but at least he was clear that he wanted to and I got a feeling that he just might succeed.
AlexReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 September 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great sound quality
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The new Blu-ray edition of Saturday Night Fever is excellent. The picture quality is first rate but what really earns the release its five stars is the sound quality. During the dance scenes, the music really blasts out clearly, like you are listening to a CD of the Bee Gees. The sound I have heard on TV broadcasts or earlier releases has been flat and background in quality. This must be a definitive version. The 18 version is certainly not suitable for younger children but the dance scenes are definitely worth sharing with all the family.
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patricia smithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
good film
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loved the music and storyline, excellent film in its day, my young granddaughter heard one of the songs from the film and I told her it was in this film and said I would get it for her to watch, she hasn't seen it yet and I haven't watched it again yet, not since it first came out years ago.
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James BReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A milestone on modern movies
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Well, there's Travolta and those moves and that suitand the Bee Gees and the disco epoch. But this is actually a movie about the rise of the upwardly mobile generation no longer content to follow in Daddy's footprints or to be tied to the hood or family convention. It's gritty and hard hitting in equal measure....as well as cool!
someblokeinbucksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 August 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Has it been 40 years?
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A great movie brightened up on Blu Ray. The "extras" are mostly 10 years old from the 30th anniversary edition but there are one or two bits. The main thing is the transfer to Blu Ray is nice. Not had time to do an A B comparison with an older copy but first impression is good.
4 people found this helpful
Francis husseinyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
timeless music that together with a compelling story
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John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night. Every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than some young punk.But in the darkness, away from from the strobe lights and glitter ball, is a tragic story of disillusionment, violence and heartbreak. Without a doubt, Travolta's performance made him a Hollywood legend, but 'Saturday Night Fever' is more than just a movie that defined the music and fashion of a generation. It's a powerful and provocative urban tragedy that carries as much significance today as it did in 1977.
WHAT CAN I SAY?
Saturday NIGHT FEVER is. Quintessential film about the Seventies'
the disco craze that made Travolta an American icon (Best Actor nominee) and superstar as Brooklynite Tony Manero, a free-wheelin' Italian kid who loves to dance but doesn't know what he wants from life despite his talent
In one of the finest scenes in the entire movie, and certainly one of the most touching, Tony has lunch with an older girl (who later becomes his dance partner) and tries to impress her by acting mature. But his immaturity shines through--he doesn't have a clue what he's talking about half the time, and when he tries to act smart she counters his moves with true brainpower. In a way, this is the first time Tony realizes that women aren't as dumb as he thought they were.
Saturday Night Fever is a far more professional film than one might expect, it has intelligence as well as entertainment, which is something that makes a more than just admirable achievement
Directed on location with gritty realism by John Badham
(((Saturday NIGHT FEVER))) is A working class tale but The movie's power is enhanced by the excellent acting and timeless music that together with a compelling story make this movie something special, not just another commercial product but a work of art, a true classic.
watch it on Saturday NIGHT it will give you a FEVER...the FEVER will make you feel that
"YOU SHOULD BE DANCING...
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