Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

classified 18

Era-Defining Soundtracks


Please note: This was screened in March 2020

John Badham
John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller
114 mins, 1977, USA
Primary language:
English | Italian

Sit back and brace yourself for some seriously snazzy dancing, the definitive sound of disco and some all-round, high-energy entertainment as John Travolta stars as a Brooklyn shop assistant who escapes the harsh realities of working-class life when he embarks on a reckless, yet thrilling road to becoming the king of the New York disco scene.

Nineteen-year-old Tony Manero (Travolta) doesn't have much going for him during the weekdays. Still living at home and working as a paint store clerk in his Brooklyn neighbourhood, he lives for the weekends when he and his friends go to the local disco and dance the night away. Here he is king of the club thanks to his red hot dance moves. Off the dancefloor, however, things aren’t quite so rosy, but when a big dance competition is announced he finds himself falling for his talented dance partner Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) as the pair train for the big night.

The film that catapulted Travolta to stardom and sent disco and the Gibb brothers into the stratosphere, Saturday Night Fever defined an era and spawned the biggest selling soundtrack album of all time. Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night fever, Tragedy, MoreThan a Woman, Disco inferno… These names alone are enough to get you involuntarily riffling through your wardrobe for a wide collared shirt, the old flared trousers and some platform shoes.