Nothing exemplified the 70’s more (or made us cringe with embarrassment more) than the Disco infused drama, Saturday Night Fever. John Badham directed this 1977 blockbuster, that ushered in those overnight sensations The Bee Gees (despite their being around since the early 60’s), and cemented John Travolta’s status as a mega star. While Welcome Back Kotter put him on the map, SNF catapulted him into the stratosphere, and made him one of the most popular actors of the time.
Useless trivia. After seeing how successful the movie had become, a PG version of the movie was released in 1979 to attract Â a wider audience, though this version lacked the power and rawness of the uncut version. A total of 6 minutes was cut to qualify for the PG.