R | | Drama, Music
Anxious about his future after high school, a 19 year old Italian American from Brooklyn tries to escape the harsh reality of his bleak family life by dominating the dance floor at the local disco.
The film was rated R when it was released in late 1977. The studio was so eager to attract more young people to the film because they were buying the soundtrack album, that the film was cut by a few minutes and the shorter version was given a PG rating. The PG version was released in 1978. Both versions were released on VHS but only the R rated version was released on DVD.
Hi ya, Tony. Two or three?
Tony Manero: Two. Two. Give me two. That's good.
Just before the guys crash into the Barracudas' hangout with Bobby C's car, the car windows are down. After they crash, they open the doors, and the windows are up. When they get back in the car, the windows are down again.
When the title appears on screen, it is done in the style of a neon sign. The word "Fever" is blinking.
In 2017, a "Director's Cut" version of the films was released in theaters by Fathom Events, which was later released on Blu-ray. This version of the movie reincorporates two of the deleted scenes from old home video release, including the scene where Tony's dad gets his job back. It is roughly four minutes longer than the theatrical cut, though the Blu-ray includes both theatrical and director's cuts.
$3,878,099 (USA) (18 December 1977)