The film features an early performance by Jeff Goldblum and the first major screen appearance by Debra Winger.
The film also features Terri Nunnwho would go on to fame in the s new wave group Berlin. Thank God It's Friday tells several intertwining stories of the patrons and staff of the fictional Los Angeles disco nightclub The Zoo over the course of a single Friday evening.
These persons include:. Sue insists that her uptight accountant husband Dave take her to the disco. On a bet with Bobby, Tony tries to pick up Sue. Dave is drugged and renamed "Babbakazoo" by Jackie, and makes a fool of himself. Carl and Ken are repeatedly thwarted in their attempts to meet girls. Frannie and Jeannie trick Marv into helping them sneak into the disco after several failed attempts at gaining entry.
Jennifer tries to meet a guy, but Maddy vetoes each of the guys that Jennifer is attracted to. Nicole repeatedly attempts to slip into the DJ booth to get Bobby to play her single. Crude garbage collector Gus is horrified that the dating service Find My Way - Various - Thank God Its Friday - Special Edit For In-Store Airplay matched him with a prim college educated woman, and one who is taller than he is.
Floyd gets stopped repeatedly by the police on suspicion of stealing The Commodores' instruments. Marv teaches the uptight Ken how to dance. Maddy ditches Jennifer to attend a hot tub party with the same sleazy guys who came on to Jennifer. Gus and Shirley decide to give it a try. Carl finally meets a girl, but becomes trapped in a stairway before they can leave together. Floyd makes it to the club in time for the Commodores to play, but before they go on, Nicole sneaks up on stage and scores a huge triumph singing "Last Dance".
Frannie, after tricking Marv's dance partner into the locked stairway, enters the dance contest with Marv. Carl and Marv's dance partner hook up in the stairway. Jennifer and Ken share a romantic dance, as do Nicole and Bobby. Dave comes down and Sue ditches Tony. Tony's parked car, having taken innumerable hits from pretty much every other character's car, falls apart in the parking lot.
Marv Find My Way - Various - Thank God Its Friday - Special Edit For In-Store Airplay Frannie win the big dance contest. Deciding that the KISS concert is "kid stuff," Frannie and Jeannie, now self-proclaimed "disco queens," go with Marv to hit another disco for the AM dance contest.
The real nightclub used for the film was Osko's at S. Find My Way - Various - Thank God Its Friday - Special Edit For In-Store Airplay club had four dance floors and 'the Cave', an ice cavern-themed room as seen in the film.
Osko's was also a filming location of the horror film Jennifer. Club owner Osko Karaghossian had a role as a bouncer in the film. Osko's nightclub was completely demolished by the early s and was replaced by a large Loehmann's dress store.
A triple album containing many of the tracks heard in the film was released six weeks in advance of the theatrical release to build up interest in the film. Several songs heard in the film were not included on the soundtrack album, including Alec R. Jabara himself performed two of the songs on the Thank God It's Friday soundtrack, and appeared in the film as well. Upon its release, a promo set of separate 12" singles of every track was released to select DJs only.
An edited CD came out in on the budget label Rebound Records. A digitally remastered version of the full soundtrack on a 2 disc set was released on PolyGram Records on March 25, The company that holds the rights to the album is as of the Murders In The Rue Morgue - Iron Maiden - Killers Music Group.
The album is described by many as the world's only five-sided soundtrack album. Cameo 's "Find My Way" was originally issued as a 7" single in Other titles on the soundtrack, including " Last Dance ", were especially recorded for the film. Diana Ross ' "Lovin' Livin' and Givin'" was remixed after the release of the soundtrack and used as the opening track on her album Ross.
The final part of Donna Summer 's " Last Dance " is later re-included as a separate track called ' Reprise ' towards the end of the soundtrack album. An edited version of the whole track was the version issued on the 7" single in most countries, and this track can be found on many of Summer's compilations, including 's Endless Summer and 's The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer. The 12" single used the full-length version.
The 8 track cartridge and cassette both feature the full length version. Roger Ebert rated the film 1. More attention has been paid to the display of records than people. Murphy She Came Shining - Pavlovs Dog - Pampered Menial + At The Sound Of The Bell Variety wrote, "Donna Summer makes her film debut in a comparatively charming role of an aspiring singer who cons her way to the disco stage and instant stardom.
Fact that Konzert Für 2 Violinen Und Streichorchester D-moll, BWV 1043 - Johann Sebastian Bach - Zino Francesc is not known as an actress makes the thesping believable. Rest of cast, however, includes many with strong prior credits who are shot down by the Barry Armyran Bernstein script and Robert Klane's direction. When attention shifts back to one character or set of characters previously introduced, you have trouble placing them.
He wrote that it Heather Song - Anton Barbeau - Empire of Potential "perhaps the worst film ever to have won some kind of Academy Award " for Summer's hit song, Last Dance. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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