See the gallery. Title: Saturday Night Fever Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don't look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family's starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a small paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie Mangano in the disco and starts training with her for the club's dance competition.
Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to Manhattan just over the bridge soon change Tony's life forever. Written by alfiehitchie. I am 31 so I was 3 when this movie came out. At that point, it was about the music, the dance scenes and the clothes. It wouldn't be until years later that I understood what a great story this is. It's a coming of age movie. It's a modern day tragedy. It's a love story. The first thing that people think about when they hear Saturday Night Fever is disco and bell bottoms, but the story is timeless.
Travolta plays Tony Manero, a loser in a nowhere job who only feels alive when he is on the dance floor at the local disco. There he is adored by his friends, by women and by strangers. There he is king. Everywhere else he is nobody. Even at home. Tony becomes infatuated with a woman named Stephanie.
On the surface Stephanie appears to be much better off than Tony. For the most part Stephanie is a big talker, but Tony is bothered by her observations. You work all week long at some dead end job and then you go and blow it at all at the disco on the weekends. You're no one, going nowhere. Soon Tony becomes frustrated with his "station in life" and tells Stephanie he wants out of Brooklyn. What makes Saturday Night Fever work so much for me is Tony is very typical of a lot of males who would rather have a good time and party now than build something toward the future.
Bars are full of guys like Tony. Guys who are super stars in their local drinking establishments, but have no life outside of the night life. And of course there's the superb dance scenes that most people remember Saturday Night Fever for. The soundtrack is also one of the best out there. For whatever reason, Saturday Night Fever also has my favorite closing shot of all time. It's really nothing special, but I get choked up every time I see it.
Saturday Night Fever is also a snapshot of a period in recent American history. The movie took place in The country was a mess after the Vitenam war ended and before Reagan stormed Washington and once again instilled a sense of pride in Americans.
There was no longer a war to protest, but the average American didn't have much faith in our country. I think Saturday Night Fever does an excellent job of capturing what was probably a common attitude among young adults during the late 70's. Live for the moment because the future is pretty bleak. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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Director: John Badham. Added to Watchlist. From metacritic. Box Office. Watched movies Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Mafia, No! Nominated for 1 Oscar. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: John Travolta Tony Manero Karen Lynn Gorney Stephanie Barry Miller Bobby C. Joseph Cali Joey Paul Pape Double J. Donna Pescow Annette Bruce Ornstein Gus Julie Bovasso Flo Martin Shakar Frank Jr.
Sam Coppola Dan Fusco as Sam J. Coppola Nina Hansen Grandmother Lisa Peluso Linda Denny Dillon Doreen Bert Michaels Pete Robert Costanzo Edit Storyline Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he's king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor.
Catch it! Edit Did You Know? Trivia When Tony's dad hit him in the back of the head the third time during dinner, his retort of "Just watch the hair! Goofs When Tony is walking with Bobby C. Quotes [ first lines ] Pizza Girl : Hi ya, Tony. Two or three?
Tony Manero : Two.