Director John Badham's hit film propelled John Travolta to stardom, made white polyester suits an instant fashion craze, and garnered praise for its portrayal of blue-collar life. Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero (Travolta) 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 paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) 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 the big city just over the bridge soon change Tony's life forever. This portrait of young Brooklyn natives struggling to escape their sheltered lives for freedom and adventure in the big city of Manhattan defined a generation of disco dancers and 1970s youths rebelling against the more traditional expectations of their parents. Set to the popular dance music of the Bee Gees, this instant cinematic sensation revealed the fashions and aspirations of an underground culture to the world.
Re-discover the celebrated motion picture that turned John Travolta into a household name, and turned the world on to polyester suits, platform shoes, and the Hustle.
More than a celebration of all things disco, Saturday Night Fever is also a gripping story about a young mans struggle to transcend the confines of his humdrum existence.
Travolta was nominated for an Academy Award® for his sensitive portrayal of Tony Manero, a Brooklyn store clerk who finds escape from a dead-end life on the disco floor. Set to the classic Bee Gees soundtrack, Saturday Night Fever is a legendary icon of American culture and cinema.
30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
Disc One: Commentary by Director, John Badham / 70s Discopedia
Disc Two: Catching The Fever / Back To Bay Ridge / Dance Like Travolta With John Cassese / Fever Challenge!