History Trivia / SaturdayNightFever

23rd Jul '17 7:21:56 PM Schroeder1174
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** Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JessicaLange, and Kathleen Quinla were all considered for Stephanie Mangano. Creator/AmyIrving was one of the finalists for the role.

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** Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JessicaLange, and Kathleen Quinla Quinlan were all considered for Stephanie Mangano. Creator/AmyIrving was one of the finalists for the role.
15th Jul '17 7:06:46 PM ClintEastwood
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* HollywoodPudgy: [[Series/OutOfThisWorld Donna Pescow]] (Annette) gained 30 lbs to better fit the role, as well as training herself back to her Brooklyn accent. (Immediately after the film was done, she set to work losing the extra weight and the accent.)

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* HollywoodPudgy: DyeingForYourArt:
** Creator/JohnTravolta ran two miles a day and danced for three hours daily to get in shape for this film. In the end, he dropped 20 pounds.
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[[Series/OutOfThisWorld Donna Pescow]] (Annette) gained 30 lbs to better fit the role, as well as training herself back to her Brooklyn accent. (Immediately after the film was done, she set to work losing the extra weight and the accent.))
* EnforcedMethodActing: When they shot the first bridge scene, director John Badham kept secret from Donna Pescow the fact that when the guys "fell off" the bridge, they actually landed on a platform a few feet below. Badham and the other actors did not tell her about the platform because they wanted a genuine look of horror and anger on Annette's face when Tony, Double J. and Joey appeared to fall off. Therefore, Donna's reaction to them falling, and her facial expressions turning from horror and shock to outright anger, were real, and her next line, "You fuckers!", was not scripted.
* RealLifeRelative: Creator/JohnTravolta's sister Ann Travolta appears as the pizza lady, and his mother Helen Travolta appears as the woman for whom he gets the paint.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/FranDrescher's first film role, in a minor part.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: When people think of the 70s, they think of this movie. When they think of this movie, they think of the 70s.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: As stated in the main article, the film arose from "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night", a 1976 ''New York Magazine'' piece. Ironically, it turns out that the piece was completely fabricated. Popular journalist Nik Cohn actually based it on his memories of the 1960s [[ScooterDrivingMod Mod scene]] in the U.K.

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* ThrowItIn:
** When Tony's dad hit him in the back of the head the third time during dinner, his retort of "Just watch the hair!" and then his complaint about being hit on the hair after he had worked on it for so long was Creator/JohnTravolta's own reaction and not scripted, but since it was so in character for Tony Manero to say, it was left in.
** The scene where Fran Drescher puts her hand on Travolta's butt was not in the original script. Travolta and director John Badham thought that it would be something that a woman like Connie would do, however, so it was kept in.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: When people think of the 70s, TheSeventies, they think of this movie. When they think of this movie, they think of the 70s.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: As stated in WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/RayLiotta and David Caruso auditioned for Joey.
** Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/JessicaLange, and Kathleen Quinla were all considered for Stephanie Mangano. Creator/AmyIrving was one of
the main article, finalists for the film arose from "Tribal role.
** Tony Manero was originally named Vincent.
* WorkingTitle: ''Tribal
Rites of the New Saturday Night'', the title of the New York Magazine article that inspired it. The film's title was ultimately shortened to "Saturday Night", as a 1976 ''New York Magazine'' piece. Ironically, it turns out direct reference to the fact that Tony and his friends inhabited 2001 Odyssey on Saturday nights. However, when Music/TheBeeGees submitted the piece was completely fabricated. Popular journalist Nik Cohn actually based it on his memories soundtrack, one of the 1960s [[ScooterDrivingMod Mod scene]] in songs, "Night Fever", was thought to embody the U.K.film's spirit better than the original. Director John Badham added the word "Saturday" and it replaced the original title.
29th Jun '17 8:48:59 PM glickmam
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The movie was originally rated "R" in the United States, but the studio re-released it to theaters in a "PG" version with little to no profanity, drug use, and nudity. Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saturday_night_fever_pg_version_movie_poster.jpg a picture]] of the poster that advertised it.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The movie was originally rated "R" in the United States, but after marketing research revealed that most people who were buying the soundtrack album were young children, the studio re-released it to theaters in a "PG" version with little to no profanity, drug use, and nudity. Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saturday_night_fever_pg_version_movie_poster.jpg a picture]] of the poster that advertised it.
21st May '17 4:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* StarMakingRole: For Travolta, obviously. Although he'd already made a name for himself in ''WelcomeBackKotter'', this movie pushed him into true superstardom almost overnight and, together with ''Film/{{Grease}}'' and ''Film/PulpFiction'', remains his most memorable performance.

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* StarMakingRole: For Travolta, obviously. Although he'd already made a name for himself in ''WelcomeBackKotter'', ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'', this movie pushed him into true superstardom almost overnight and, together with ''Film/{{Grease}}'' and ''Film/PulpFiction'', remains his most memorable performance.
15th May '17 6:15:57 AM OtterFish
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* {{Defictionalization}}: The New York article on which the film was loosely based was bullshit, but ''Saturday Night Fever'' became the blueprint for nightlife in many cities.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: The New York magazine article on which the film was loosely based was bullshit, but ''Saturday Night Fever'' ironically became the blueprint for nightlife in many cities.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night", a 1976 ''New York Magazine'' article. Ironically, it turns out that the article was completely fabricated (Nik Cohn actually based it on his memories of the 60s Mod scene in the UK).

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
UnintentionalPeriodPiece: When people think of the 70s, they think of this movie. When they think of this movie, they think of the 70s.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: As stated in the main article, the film arose from "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night", a 1976 ''New York Magazine'' article. piece. Ironically, it turns out that the article piece was completely fabricated (Nik fabricated. Popular journalist Nik Cohn actually based it on his memories of the 60s 1960s [[ScooterDrivingMod Mod scene scene]] in the UK).U.K.
9th May '17 4:19:19 AM jormis29
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fran Drescher's first film role, in a minor part.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fran Drescher's Creator/FranDrescher's first film role, in a minor part.
25th Jul '16 1:32:24 PM crazyrabbits
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* While ''Saturday Night Fever'' has become a classic, its sequel, ''Staying Alive'', came out after [[DeaderThanDisco disco died]], and was ripped to shreds by critics; one of them, Creator/RogerEbert, added ''Staying Alive'' to his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated movie list.]]

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* While ''Saturday Night Fever'' has become a classic, its sequel, ''Staying Alive'', came out after [[DeaderThanDisco disco died]], and was ripped to shreds by critics; one of them, Creator/RogerEbert, added ''Staying Alive'' to his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated movie list.]]
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28th Mar '16 1:40:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** John Travolta as Tony, obviously. But there's also a young [[Series/TheNanny Fran Drescher]] as Connie, whom Tony rebuffs on the dance floor.
** The mom from ''Series/EvenStevens'' gets date-raped.
** Denny Dillon from ''Dream On'' and ''Saturday Night Live'' wants to wipe Tony's brow.
16th Feb '16 5:54:09 PM Schroeder1174
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* TheRedStapler: As the main article say, the film created a nationwide craze for Disco music and Disco dancing (together with discotheques), while before Disco was mostly confined to the New York and Philadelphia black and gay communities. Also, Travolta's suit from the movie instantly became fashionable.

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* TheRedStapler: As the main article say, says, the film created a nationwide craze for Disco music and Disco dancing (together with discotheques), while before Disco was mostly confined to the New York and Philadelphia black and gay communities. Also, Travolta's suit from the movie instantly became fashionable.
2nd Feb '16 4:21:10 PM jameygamer
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* While ''Saturday Night Fever'' has become a classic, its sequel, ''Staying Alive'', came out after [[DeaderThanDisco disco died]], and was ripped to shreds by critics; one of them, Creator/RogerEbert, added ''Staying Alive'' to his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated movie list.]]
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