Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

DVD - 2007
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Tony is an undereducated Brooklyn teenager who is bored with his daytime job. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dance floor. Tony meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the life he is leading and he and Stephanie decide to help one another to start afresh.

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MB333
Nov 17, 2017

This movie was not good. The plot was all over the place. The acting was terrible. It was offensive in every way: sexist, racist, had a rape scene, and a death scene. If I could give it no stars I would.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Nov 05, 2017

Disco here. Disco there. Disco-Disco, everywhere.

Well, folks, in case you're at all interested - (When it comes to "Disco" flicks) - This is the one that started all the fever (and, pretty much, ended it all, too, in a cold-sweat). For many, Saturday Night Fever (SNF, for short) was the be-all, and end-all - The perfect crossover combination between movie and music.

In the mid-70's, at the supreme height of the disco-craze, SNF blazed like fury across the silver screen. Its path was not unlike that of a scorching laser-light fragmented into kaleidoscope-dreams from a giant disco-ball.

Accompanied by the ultimate soundtrack from the towering, heart-thumping rhythms of Australia's Bee Gees - SNF was unanimously voted the youth movie-event of the decade. SNF set the fevered pace for many a copycat film to follow.

Across the nation, at every disco-station, white, polyester suits with wide-collared shirts became the instant fashion craze. Disco-Law forbade the use of Brylcreme in your hair. Dance-Floor ordinance made it mandatory to blow dry your coif to absolute perfection, and, then, spray it to a super-stiff, helmet-hardness.

From a "bit-part nobody" to an instant "mega-superstar" - John Travolta, didn't waste much time becoming the hottest movie-actor alive. Many adored him. Many abhorred him. What a difference one movie can make.

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chrisbee55
Jul 26, 2017

I saw this movie 40 years ago and loved it, loved it again when I saw it recently. I am surprised that they got away with some of the language back then. The dancing was phenomenal, John Travolta looked so good and his moves - what can I say!!

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Teaguer
Apr 21, 2017

I didn't see this when it came out. Just saw it. It's a gross, vulgar, racist movie with great songs and some excellent dancing. I much prefer Dirty Dancing!

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MATTHEW BRUNS
Nov 13, 2015

I think this is one of Travolta's best movies.

hbrown10011 Jun 29, 2015

Had heard lots about this movie but hadn't seen it until now. Well worth the wait!

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SeattleSueLibrary
Jan 21, 2015

I concur with britprincess1. Back in the day, when this movie was new, I did not see it - could not afford the price of a ticket and this was way before all our present movie delivery systems we now have. Finally, I decided to watch it courtesy of SPL and found it utterly dreadful. I am long past the days when vulgarity is entertaining so clearly you need to see this when you can relate to the characters as your contemporaries. I still like the BeeGees' music however.

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krisg48
Dec 05, 2014

A classic! It takes the director just ten minutes to describe Tony's character, his family, his job, how he spends his free time. Nice job of connecting with the audience and setting up the rest of the story. Great music. Fast paced writing/editing. Dancing is fun to watch especially the Puerto Rican couple. Very enjoyable.

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Gclarke
Nov 04, 2013

It's one of my favorite movies. An amazing performance by John Travolta. It brings you back to the 70's disco era.

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britprincess1
Mar 31, 2013

I hate to be the person who hates the classic movies. I always want to see what gave it its longevity, but, unless it's Travolta's dancing, I don't understand the appeal of this film. There isn't even enough dancing for it to be that! This film is such a disappointment with annoying characters that are stupid abominations that treat people like dirt. In the first fifteen minutes, when I was open to whatever the film was offering and it seemed to be leading somewhere, I felt that I may be strapping in for something good, but by the time twenty minutes had passed, I completely gave up on the film. I just hated it and the characters didn't have enough charisma for me to forgive their detestable actions and personalities. I don't recommend this film to anyone.

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MATTHEW BRUNS
Nov 09, 2015

Coarse Language: This film contains intensively strong language throughout.

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MATTHEW BRUNS
Nov 09, 2015

Sexual Content: This film contains sexuality and rape.

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IvanBello
Apr 27, 2012

Sexual Content: This film contains too much sexual content

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IvanBello
Apr 27, 2012

Coarse Language: this film use strong language

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Apr 21, 2017

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Oct 27, 2015

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Apr 26, 2012

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