Meanwhile, Bobby C. has been trying to get out of his relationship with his devout Catholic girlfriend, Pauline, who is pregnant with his child. On 9 March 2018, Producer Bill Kenwright announced a new production of the musical, which opened on 30 August 2018 at the New Wimbledon Theatre, and subsequently toured.. Although Stephanie rejects Tony's advances, she eventually agrees to be his partner in the dance competition, provided that their partnership remains professional. Shahid Kapoor (actor) John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, singer and dancer. Despite this, Travolta's character has a Rocky poster in his room, a film directed by Avildsen. This page was last edited on 26 June 2020, at 14:48. The story is based upon a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn, "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night"; in the mid-1990s, Cohn acknowledged that he fabricated the article.  México, 22 dic (EFE).- El actor mexicano Diego Boneta disfruta del estreno de "Monster Hunter", una cinta que le hace aumentar su recorrido en Hollywood, aunque asegura que el hecho de que un proyecto sea de Hollywood "no lo hace mejor ni peor" ya que lo que capta su interés es la calidad y variedad de los personajes. The DVD restores the original recording. In 2010, Saturday Night Fever was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Stephanie likes Tony back, and after an incident following the dance contest, she goes off him. This release retains the R-rated version of the film along with many special features new to home media.. Tony and his friends ritually stop on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to clown around. She also had to relearn her native Brooklyn accent, which she had overcome while studying drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. But this TV edit included some of the innuendos from the original film that were edited or removed from the PG version. After twenty-seven previews, the Broadway production, with Phillips directing, opened on 21 October 1999 at the Minskoff Theatre, where it ran for 501 performances. Travolta garnered further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in the comedy sensation “Get Shorty,” winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Tony's older brother, Frank Jr., who was the pride of the family since he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest, brings despair to their parents and grandmother when he tells them he quit the priesthood. The PG-rated version never had a Home Video Release on Laserdisc. The film significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world and made Travolta, already well known from his role on TV's Welcome Back, Kotter, a household name; he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance. The production starred Danny Bayne as Tony. The Third UK tour began on 12 September 2005, while the show was also playing on the West End. Frank Jr. encourages Tony to do something with his dancing. He finds himself caught up in a love triangle. , The Red Hot Chili Peppers 2016 music video for their song "Go Robot" is heavily inspired by the film and recreates the opening scene and classic characters from the film who are portrayed by each band member. The site's critical consensus reads, "Boasting a smart, poignant story, a classic soundtrack, and a starmaking performance from John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever ranks among the finest dramas of the 1970s. Directed and choreographed by Phillips, the £4 million stage adaptation premiered in the West End on 5 May 1998 at the London Palladium, and closed on 26 February 2000. Paramount planned to theatrically release the PG-rated version, which was being shown by airlines, in 1978, however, MPAA rules at the time did not allow for two different rated versions of a film to be shown at the same time in the country, requiring the film to be withdrawn for 90-days before a different rated version could be shown, which delayed Paramount's release plans. The cast included Stephane Anelli as Tony and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Stephanie. , Film critic Pauline Kael wrote a gushing review of the film in The New Yorker: "The way Saturday Night Fever has been directed and shot, we feel the languorous pull of the discotheque, and the gaudiness is transformed. He lives with his parents, grandmother, and younger sister, and works at a dead-end job in a small hardware store. Music direction by Phil Edwards. The last two deleted scenes were included in the 2017 director's cut. , A production ran at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria from 16 September - 9 October 2016. After Joey finishes with Annette, he switches places with Double J who then proceeds to rape Annette despite her loud protests with Tony clearly uncomfortable with the situation in the front seat.  The original cast included Adam Garcia as Tony and Anita Louise Combe as Stephanie. He apologizes for his bad behavior, telling her that he plans to relocate from Brooklyn to Manhattan to try and start a new life. Facing pressure from his family and others to marry her, Bobby asks Frank Jr. if the Pope would grant him dispensation for an abortion. This version was released on Blu-Ray & DVD in May. There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends. Lewis . Donna Pescow was considered almost "too pretty" for the role of Annette. Jun 6 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Relatively unknown pro Tony Manero wins by 2 strokes from runner-up Harry Cooper; Jun 6 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30; Jun 6 Aviation gasoline 1st produced commercially Paulsboro, New Jersey; Jun 7 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout It plays twice a week. While in the disco, Tony is the champion dancer. It doesn't have the power, or the impact, of the original, R-rated edition. While on his way home from the grocery store, Gus is attacked by a gang and hospitalized. It closed on 23 February 2003. A troubled youth. However, Tony believes that a Puerto Rican couple performed better, and that the judges' decision was racially motivated. The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time. A sex-crazed girl. His ex-girlfriend Annette is madly in love with him, but he has eyes for a new girl Stephanie Mangano. The network television version (which premiered on November 16, 1980, on ABC) was basically a slightly shortened form of the PG-rated version, but contained several minutes of out-takes normally excised from both theatrical releases to make up for lost/cut material. This song was performed by Tony and Stephanie. , The Gordon Frost Organisation announced that they would produce a revival of the musical that would play exclusively at Sydney's Lyric Theatre from March 2019. L'Oscar du meilleur acteur (Academy Award for Best Actor) est une récompense cinématographique américaine décernée annuellement par l'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).  A newcomer to the United States and a stranger to the disco lifestyle, Cohn was unable to make any sense of the subculture he had been assigned to write about; instead, the character who became Tony Manero was based on an English mod acquaintance of Cohn.. A 19-year-old ladies' man living in the 1970s. Bobby's life gets turned upside down when he gets his girlfriend Pauline pregnant. On 6 December 2009 the Spanish production started a national tour and ran until 30 May 2010. A London revival ran from 6 July 2004 to 16 February 2006 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, prior to a lengthy UK tour.  On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 82% based on 49 reviews, with an average rating of 7.49/10. The DVD release also includes a director's commentary and "Behind the Music" highlights. " Siskel even bought Travolta's famous white suit from the film at a charity auction. Stephanie meets Tony at the dance club and after agreeing to be his dance partner in the dance contest, falls in love with him. It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano, his dance partner and eventual confidante; and Donna Pescow as Annette, Tony's former dance partner and would-be girlfriend. https://hollywoodmask.com/actors/juan-pablo-di-pace-gay-married-wife.html , From 27 March 2003 to 28 September 2003 the show ran at Teatro Pedregal, Mexico City with Mauricio Martínez as Tony Manero, Lisset as Stephanie, Gisela Sehedi as Annette, Jaime Rojas as Monty and Eduardo Partida as Bobby C., In January 2007 the show opened at the National Theatre of Korea, Seoul, South Korea where it stayed for 10 weeks before embarking on a short tour of Asia, playing in Daegu Opera House, Daegu, South Korea and the Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan. Morning has dawned by the time he appears at Stephanie's apartment. She has an obsession with Tony and is fixated by watching him dance. Tony's priest brother. The tour was a different version to the previous productions including some major revival changes. When the film premiered on network television, on ABC in 1980, a new milder version was created to conform with network broadcast standards. However, this track does not appear on the movie's soundtrack. This article is about the stage musical. Tony Manero: John Travolta: Saturday Night Fever (1977) A strutting, cocky, narcissistic, intoxicating disco dancer. Saturday Night Fever was a huge commercial success and had a tremendous effect on popular culture of the late 1970s. Later, Tony and Stephanie dance at the competition and end up winning first prize. Nirvana is the dance; when the music stops, you return to being ordinary. , John G. Avildsen was signed to direct but was fired three weeks prior to principal photography over a script dispute with producer Robert Stigwood.  After production ended, she quickly lost the weight she had gained for the role. The tour ran until 5 August 2006. Frank Jr. tells Tony that he never wanted to be a priest and only did it to make their parents happy. The R-rated special-edition DVD release includes most of the deleted scenes present on the PG version. Laurence Olivier Award nominations went to Garcia for Best Actor in a Musical, Phillips for Best Theatre Choreographer, and the production for Best New Musical . Roger "Verbal" Kint Kevin Spacey The Usual Suspects (1995) Verbal's informed scanning of a bulletin board while awaiting interrogation. Its book is by Nan Knighton (in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, and Robert Stigwood), and the songs mostly consist of songs that were featured in the film's soundtrack, which in turn were mostly written and performed by the Bee Gees. The bridge has special significance for Tony as a symbol of escape to a better life. After he tries to rape her, she runs away crying. Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance drama film directed by John Badham.It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano, his dance partner and eventual confidante; and Donna Pescow as Annette, Tony's former dance partner and would-be girlfriend. A shy geeky teenager at the Odyssey 2001. His passion is dancing on a Saturday night down at the local dance club. Saturday Night Fever is a 1998 jukebox musical based on the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.Its book is by Nan Knighton (in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, and Robert Stigwood), and the songs mostly consist of songs that were featured in the film's soundtrack, which in turn were mostly written and performed by the Bee Gees.. In an effort to make it a family-friendly show, many of the film's darker elements, including references to racial conflict, drug use, and violence, were eliminated from the plot. To escape his day-to-day life, Tony goes to 2001 Odyssey, a local disco club, where he is king of the dance floor and receives the admiration and respect he longs for. Saturday Night Fever is a 1998 jukebox musical based on the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever. Tony Manero is a 19-year-old Italian American from the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Disgusted and disillusioned by his friends, his family, and his life, Tony storms off, leaving Double J, Joey and Annette behind and spends the rest of the night riding the graffiti riddled subway into Manhattan. Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance drama film directed by John Badham. In the place of "More than a Woman (1)" the song "Words" was put into the show. All songs were originally written and performed by the Bee Gees except where otherwise noted. In 2017 the director's cut (122 minutes) premiered at the TCM Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Selected for his extraordinary dance skills, Euan Doidge took centre stage in 2019 playing 72: Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester: Judy Garland: A Star Is Born (1954) A vulnerable club singer with a fabulous voice and twitchy lips. https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/john-travolta/credits/158355 Annette is obsessed with Tony and even though she loves him, only wants to use him for one thing. Instead of abstaining as usual, Bobby performs stunts more recklessly than the rest of the gang.  In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". , This article is about the film. ", The film grossed $25.9 million in its first 24 days of release and grossed an average of $600,000 a day throughout January to March going on to gross $94.2 million in the United States and Canada and $237.1 million worldwide. , Two theatrical versions of the film were released: the original R-rated version and an edited PG-rated version in 1979.. It was added to The New York Times "Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made", which was published in 2004. Some VHS cassettes used a more traditional Latin-style song instead. Tony shares a warm relationship with Frank Jr., but feels pleased that he, Tony, is no longer the black sheep of the family. Eventually, the group gets their revenge on the Barracudas, and crash Bobby C's car into their hangout. A sequel, Staying Alive, also starring Travolta, was released in 1983, but was panned by critics. Stephanie classes herself as a refined citizen and convinces Tony she is a "snotty bitch", however she is the complete opposite. The album has been added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress. When the group visits Gus in the hospital, they are angry when he tells them that he may have identified the wrong gang. He ends up having a breakdown after his friends ignore his call for help. Bobby C. pulls the car over on the Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge for their usual cable-climbing antics. 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After getting beaten up by a gang, he tells his friends it was their rival group, but they later discover he had made it up. It is among the longest cuts of the film. The nudity was removed/censored, and the stronger profanity was either edited or (on recent airings) silenced.  Producer Robert Stigwood said in an A&E Documentary of "The Inside Story: Saturday Night Fever", about the PG-rated version: It ruined the film. However, representatives for Scaggs' label Columbia Records refused to grant legal clearance for it, as they wanted to pursue another disco movie project, which never materialized. 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He also praised John Travolta's energetic performance: "Travolta on the dance floor is like a peacock on amphetamines.  The PG-rated version was eventually released in 1979 and was later paired by Paramount in a double feature along with its other John Travolta blockbuster, Grease. . After leaving the church and returning home, Tony takes him clubbing, their mother Flo flips on both of them. When Saturday Night Fever premiered on HBO in 1980, both versions of the film were aired: the PG version during the day, and the R version during the evening (HBO had a programming rule of only showing R-rated films during the evening. Tony, Double J, and Joey get out of the car to fight, but Bobby C. runs away when a gang member tries to attack him in the car. Joey says she has agreed to have sex with everyone. The cast included Darío Petruzio as Tony Manero, Silvia Luchetti as Stephanie, Elena Roger as Annette, Héctor Pilatti as Monty and Charlie G. as Bobby C., Producer Joop van den Ende's Stage Entertainment company opened a Dutch production at the Beatrix Theater, Utrecht, on 17 June 2001. To maintain runtime, a few deleted scenes were restored (including Tony dancing with Doreen to "Disco Duck", Tony running his finger along the cables of the Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge, and Tony's father getting his job back). Realizing that he is acting recklessly, Tony tries to get him to come down. . He dies after falling off the Manhattan bridge. His circle of friends and weekend dancing help him to cope with the harsh realities of his life: a dead-end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his general restlessness. Produced by Royal Caribbean Productions in association with Robert Stigwood. Bobby's strong sense of despair, the situation with Pauline, and Tony's broken promise to call him earlier that day all lead to a suicidal tirade about Tony's lack of caring before Bobby slips and falls to his death in the water below. Directed By Loren Van Brenk. An argentinian production opened at El Nacional, Buenos Aires, on 4 April 2001 and closed on 28 July 2001. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet: succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage. He struts like crazy. The 4K director's cut (122 minutes) was released on Blu-Ray on May 2, 2017. The cast included Joost de Jong as Tony Manero, Chantal Janzen as Stephanie, and various TV personalities as DJ Monty, one of them was Carlo Boszhard. , In November 2014 the UK tour opened at Theatre Royal, Bath. The R-rated version released in 1977 represented the movie's first run, and totaled 119 minutes. This was before switching to a 24-hour-a-day operation, while still under their old broadcast standards concerning R-rated films). According to the DVD commentary for Saturday Night Fever, the producers intended to use the song "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs in the rehearsal scene between Tony and Annette in the dance studio, and choreographed their dance moves to the song. Numerous profanity-filled scenes were replaced with alternate takes of the same scenes, substituting milder language initially intended for the network television cut. Produced by Stage Entertainment, the cast included Juan Pablo Di Pace as Tony Manero.  Although a complete cast album was never released, five songs were recorded in Spanish for promotional purposes: Stayin' Alive, Disco Inferno, Night Fever, Inmortality and How Deep Is Your Love. Tony has four close Italian American friends: Joey, Double J, Gus, and Bobby C. A fringe member of his group of friends is Annette, a neighborhood girl who is infatuated with Tony; however, he is not attracted to her. For the film, see, "'Saturday Night Fever' listing, London Palladium and Apollo Victoria", "¿Una nueva disco en el centro de Madrid? Casting is yet to be announced.. He tells Tony and his friends that his attackers were the Barracudas, a Puerto Rican gang. He gives the Puerto Rican couple his trophy and award money, and leaves with Stephanie. . After the success of the first run, the film's content was re-edited into a 112 minutes, toned down, PG-rated version, not only to attract a wider audience, but also to capitalize on attracting the target audience of the teenagers who were not old enough to see the film by themselves, but who made the film's soundtrack album a monster hit. She corrected this matter by putting on weight. , Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group or Chorus, In 2008, the director Pablo Larraín made a film, Tony Manero, about a Chilean dancer obsessed by the main character in Saturday Night Fever who tries to win a Tony Manero look-alike contest. This disc includes both the director's cut and the original theatrical version, as well as the bulk of the bonus features from the prior release. Starting in the late 1990s VH1, TBS, and TNT started showing the original R-rated version with a TV-14 rating. Tony tries to lead her away, but is subdued by Double J and Joey, and sullenly leaves with the group in the car. A cast album was released by Polydor Records. Joey has sex with Annette in the back seat of the car. Tony's friends come to the car along with an intoxicated Annette. Film critic Gene Siskel, who would later list this as his favorite movie, praised the film: "One minute into Saturday Night Fever you know this picture is onto something, that it knows what it's talking about." 50 JOHN TRAVOLTA The actor who first came on the public's radar screen as Vinnie Barberino in TV's "Welcome Back, Kotter" and then skyrocketed to star stature as the disco-dancing Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever has a long-standing affection for cigars. These are among the most hypnotically beautiful pop dance scenes ever filmed ... Travolta gets so far inside the role he seems incapable of a false note; even the Brooklyn accent sounds unerring ... At its best, though, Saturday Night Fever gets at something deeply romantic: the need to move, to dance, and the need to be who you'd like to be. Tony agrees to be Annette's partner in an upcoming dance contest, but her happiness is short-lived when Tony is mesmerized by another woman at the club, Stephanie Mangano, whose dancing skills exceed Annette's. Choreographers include Spencer Liff, Diego Orengo, and Doriana Sanchez. , In 2003 a second UK touring production ran from 1 March 2003 to 19 June 2004. Five years later, Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Tony and Stephanie salvage their relationship and agree to be friends. With John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood. In April 2011 it debuted on Royal Caribbean's cruise ship Liberty of the Seas. Directed by Sylvester Stallone. When Frank tells him such a thing would be highly unlikely, Bobby's feelings of desperation increase. The musical focuses on Tony Manero, an Italian-American Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. The first UK tour production ran from 11 November 2000 to 29 September 2001, with Ben Richards as Tony Manero. Euan Doidge. , John Travolta's mother Helen and sister Ann both appeared in minor roles in the beginning of the film. The song "K-Jee" was used during the dance contest with the Puerto Rican couple that competed against Tony and Stephanie. Turner Classic Movies has aired the film in both versions (the R-rated version is commonly seen on their normal lineup, while the PG version has appeared on TCM's "Funday Night at the Movies" and "Essentials Jr." program blocks.). Both theatrical versions were released on VHS. A 20-year-old office worker from Manhattan. The cast included James Carpinello as Tony and Paige Price as Stephanie, with Orfeh as Annette, Paul Castree as Bobby C., and Bryan Batt as DJ Monty. " At Metacritic the film has a score of 77 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Travolta's sister is the pizzeria waitress who serves him the pizza slices (and delivers the first dialogue), and his mother plays the woman to whom he sells the can of paint (after being late). She turned around and standing before her was heartthrob movie star John Travolta, 31, famously known for his roles as greaser Danny Zuko in Grease and Tony Manero … , On April 17, 2012, Fox aired series Glee's episode 16, "Saturday Night Glee-ver", which pays tribute to the film and features various songs from its soundtrack (especially the songs performed by the Bee Gees), covered by the series' cast. She feels sorry for Tony after his best friend dies and goes to talk to him. On May 5, 2009, Paramount released Saturday Night Fever on Blu-ray Disc in 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The premiere of the R-rated edition occurred at midnight on January 1, 1980. Travolta rose to fame during the 1970s, appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). The cast included Stephane Anelli as Tony and Zoe Ebsworth as Stephanie, with Kym Marsh as Annette and Shaun Williamson as DJ Monty. "Trato de poder estar en las mejores historias, en los mejores proyectos. Once outside in Bobby's car, Tony tries to rape Stephanie, but she resists and runs from him.  The film showcased aspects of the music, the dancing, and the subculture surrounding the disco era: symphony-orchestrated melodies; haute couture styles of clothing; pre-AIDS sexual promiscuity; and graceful choreography. The R-rated version's profanity, nudity, fight sequence, and a multiple rape scene in a car, were all de-emphasized or removed from the PG version. Bobby 's feelings of desperation increase this page was last edited on 26 June 2020, 14:48. 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