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Saturday Night Fever (1977)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Saturday Night Fever (1977)

In director John Badham's 1970s disco dance classic, a defining 70s dance film:

  • under the credits, the swaggering footsteps of Italian Saturday night disco king Tony Manero (a star-making, Oscar-nominated role for John Travolta) walking down a Brooklyn sidewalk while swinging a paint can, to the tune of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees
  • the "Night Fever" line dance
  • Tony's amazing display of dancing style on a pulsating color-tiled dance floor of the 2001 Odyssey club, especially his brilliant solo "You Should Be Dancin'" with a soundtrack enhanced by the Bee Gees
  • the contest scene with a white-suited, black-shirted Tony dancing next to partner Stephanie Mangano (Karen Lynn Gorney) to the tune of "More Than a Woman" to win the $500 prize


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