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Thank God It's Friday (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 19 May 1978 (USA)
A Friday in the life of the disco club the Zoo, where the staff and clients meet and dance their their lives away.

Director:

Robert Klane

Writer:

Armyan Bernstein (as Barry Armyan Bernstein)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Landsburg ... Frannie
Terri Nunn ... Jeannie
Chick Vennera ... Marv Gomez
Donna Summer ... Nicole Sims
Ray Vitte ... Bobby Speed
Mark Lonow ... Dave
Andrea Howard Andrea Howard ... Sue
Jeff Goldblum ... Tony
Robin Menken Robin Menken ... Maddy
Debra Winger ... Jennifer
John Friedrich ... Ken
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Carl
Mews Small ... Jackie (as Marya Small)
Chuck Sacci ... Gus
Hilary Beane ... Shirley
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Storyline

It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other characters are there to win the dance contest, or to put a little excitement into a fifth anniversary. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Let's blow this joint into another space zone See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T.G.I.F. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of the young stars in the film, Terri Nunn, would go on to front the band Berlin, whose song called 'Take My Breath Away' they sung in the later movie Top Gun (1986), would win the Best Music - Original Song Academy Award (Oscar) in 1987, the statuette though going to Giorgio Moroder (for music) and Tom Whitlock (for lyrics). See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the start of the film, Alec R Costandinos' "Romeo and Juliet", which is released by Casablanca, is heard on the soundtrack, but a different record (on the maroon-and-yellow Gordy label) is shown playing in the DJ booth. See more »

Quotes

Gus: Christ, I told them no college broads! You think you know everything! You know, I'm gonna get those computer bastards for this!
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Crazy Credits

The 25th June 1979 edition of the New York publication 'The Village Voice' reported that 'Kenny Freidman' was a producer on this picture but in the end there is no producing billing for him in the picture's credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

I'm Here Again
Performed by Thelma Houston
Written by Art Posey (uncredited), Josef Powell (uncredited), Hal Davis (uncredited)
Produced by Hal Davis(uncredited)
Motown Records
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Nice Timecapsule to the late '70s
22 May 2002 | by dgordon-1See all my reviews

This is about the only "disco" movie that I have ever liked. To me, it really captures the time & spirit of the late '70s disco craze. Everyone from Debra Winger and her co-worker looking for guys that don't wear polyester, to the great music of the Commodores and Donna Summer make this a nice slice of '70s nostalgia. Everything '70s is represented in this movie: 8-tracks, platform shoes, bell-bottom pants, leisure suits, I think there is even a Ford Pinto in the parking lot of the disco. I feel that this movie never got the recognition that it deserved. It seemed to be drowned out by "Saturday Night Fever" and "Can't Stop The Music". If you are looking for a movie that will bring back the feeling of the '70s, this one is a great choice.


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