Saturday Night Fever, 1977







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Saturday Night Fever is a 1970s American coming-of-age romantic musical drama dance film; about a young Italian-American man with a dead end job, the black sheep of a dysfunctional family; on the weekend, he becomes the celebrated king of the dancefloor at a local disco; set in Brooklyn, New York City; a milder, edited version was released in 1978; based on a New York magazine article; its soundtrack is one the best selling albums of all time

Shockadelic rating: Interesting (but flawed)

Contributors: John Badham, Robert Stigwood, Norman Wexler, Nik Cohn, John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow, Bruce Ornstein, Martin Shakar, Julie Bovasso, Fran Drescher, The Bee Gees (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb), David Shire

Sequel: Staying Alive, 1983

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