Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Tony Manero works in a paint store and lives with his parents in Brooklyn. Trying to escape from his dead-end job and nagging parents, on Saturday night he and his buddies go to 2001 Odyssey, the disco nightclub where everyone worships him. While dancing there and impressing everyone with his cool moves, he sees Stephanie and is in awe because she’s such a great dancer too. He meets her at Phillip’s Dance Studio when he’s practicing for the dance contest that’s supposed to be held at 2001. He suggests they become dance partners and think that they could be a terrific team together. So as they practice together they become friends and eventually fall in love. Meanwhile at home Tony’s brother Frank returns home and decides to quit being a priest which shocks the family. When Frank accompanies Tony to the club with his friends he encourages Tony to do something about his marvelous dancing. With an amazing soundtrack and intense performances, this is one of the best dance movies to see. Starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow Julie Bovasso 8/10

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