#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.
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Great snapshot of the disco era with compelling characters and story
RELEASED IN 1977 and directed by John Badham, “Saturday Night Fever” is a drama/musical detailing events in Brooklyn where a group of Italian-American youths led by Tony Manero (John Travolta) work dead-end jobs, rumble with Hispanics and meet babes at the local discothèque where Tony is a champion dancer. Donna Pescow plays his needy wannabe girlfriend while Karen Lynn Gorney plays his dance partner for a big contest.
This was a huge hit in its day and the catalyst for disco fever throughout the world. To this day you’ll see people mimic Travolta’s iconic dance stance with one arm pointing upward and the corresponding leg out. John was in the prime of his life at 22 during shooting (a great inspiration for guys to get in shape) and already popular due to TV’s Welcome Back Kotter. “Saturday Night Fever” shot him to stardom, making him a household name.
The movie’s hit status was deserved because of its emphasis on the ordinary, but interesting protagonists and their entertaining drama, not to mention the dynamic dance sequences and popular soundtrack featuring the Bee Gees. There are several quality scenes, including one with the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop. Watch for 19 year-old Fran Drescher making her acting debut in a glorified cameo.
THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour 58 minutes and was shot in Brooklyn, New York City. WRITERS: Nik Cohn (story) and Norman Wexler (screenplay).
One of my all-time favorite films, Saturday Night Fever is a cult classic! It never ages. And yes, my mother took my big brother and me directly to the record store afterwards, where she purchased the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. We played the needle through it when we got home. (Laughs) Dynamite soundtrack. Dynamite film.
LOTS TO LIKE
This one has a lot going for it. Asside from the obvious which is good and original dancing by John Travolta and seriously catchy music by The Bee Gees it has a lot of machismo, working class bravado, a groupie being bred in the back seat and an incidental yet completely interesting family and family life. The type of family where every Wednesday is spaghetti night.
Decaf Scorcese with unlikeable characters. Good dancing though.
Okay, I was into punk not disco back in 1977, and held off seeing this movie on ideological grounds for many years. Perhaps if I’d seen it during its heyday it would have carried more weight, but when disengaged from the giddy heights of the disco era it does not travel well. This is basically ‘Scorcese lite’; a sort of ‘Mean Streets’ done for teens, and missing out almost everything which made Scorcese’s work so compelling. The viewer is faced with a parade of characters so stupid, self-centred and under-developed that it is virtually impossible to bond with any of them. Tony Manero is an idiot and his friends are even more moronic, whilst the girls are doormats (nice-but-dim Annette) or emotionally distant egotists (brash big-talking Stephanie). Add to this some downright unfathomable casting; Martin Shakar looks more like Tony’s uncle than his brother (seriously, he looks a good ten years older) and whilst cast as Tony’s crucial dance partner, Karen Lynn Gorney’s ability is conspicuously ‘school lunchtime disco’. Check the bit at the dance studio where she and Tony converse whilst she’s practicing; it looks like she’s been learning to dance for all of twenty minutes. Having said that, the dance scenes themselves are the high point of the movie, even if they are all Tony’s show. In fact, there is an uncomfortable strand of narcissism and outright homo-eroticism to ‘SNF’ which is all in keeping with the essentially non-macho disco scene. With its falsetto vocals, elaborate studio-bound arrangements and invariably sex-obsessed lyrics, the music was made by producers, not neighbourhood bands, and the emphasis was on glitter and flash, not grit and trash. The dance scene’s flamboyant, exhibitionist nature was far more in-tune with ‘gay’ sensibilities than the world of rock music, and so it was that disco suffered a boom-and-bust popularity over the late 1970s. ‘Straight’ society briefly sampled what the movement had to offer and then moved on to more gender-friendly cultural climes. By 1979 it was all over, and ‘new wave’ music was all the rage. Considerations of personal taste aside, ‘SNF’ is less than the sum of its parts, clumsily realised with characters who come far too close to being repellent without any redemptive qualities. It is all too apparently a vehicle for John Travolta, who served notice with his performance that his entire career would be based on slight variations on his ‘Vinnie Barbarino’ character from ‘Welcome Back Kotter’. He struts solipsistically through ‘SNF’ wearing the exact same expression you see staring blankly back at you from a fish-shop window. Away from the dance floor, he could not carry the movie, which is a massive weak point since none of the other characters are as extensively written. By all means watch ‘SNF’ for nostalgia, for the dancing or the music or the actors, but not as a movie experience, because you will be disappointed.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (PG) (USA)
Genre Drama, Music
Director John Badham
Writer Nik Cohn (story “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night”), Norman Wexler (screenplay)
Actors John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby (as Dolby System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Movielab, New York, USA (color)
Film Length 3,069 m (India)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm