Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an
American actor, dancer and singer. He first became
known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television
series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the
box office successes Saturday Night Fever and
Grease. Travolta's career re-surged in the 1990s,
with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since
continued starring in Hollywood films, including
Face/Off, Ladder 49 and Wild Hogs.
Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy
Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role
in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp
Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best
Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his
performance in Get Shorty.
in one of his earliest roles, in The Boy in the
Plastic Bubble (1976)
Around this time, Travolta had a hit single entitled
"Let Her In" peaking at number ten on
the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the next few years,
he appeared in some of his most memorable screen
roles: Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977)
and as Danny Zuko in Grease (1978). These two
films were among the most commercially successful
pictures of the decade and catapulted Travolta
to international stardom. Saturday Night Fever
earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best
Actor. At age 24, Travolta became one of the youngest
performers ever nominated for the Best Actor Oscar
though he lost to Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye
Girl. His mother and his sister Ann appeared as
extras in Saturday Night Fever and his sister
Ellen appeared as a waitress in Grease. Travolta
performed several of the songs on the Grease soundtrack
album, which eventually went on to sell more than
10 million copies. In 1980, Travolta
inspired a nationwide country music craze that
followed on the heels of his hit film, Urban Cowboy,
in which he starred with Debra Winger.
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gives you the chance to win extra prizes. The
game also features a wild symbol, the Saturday
Night Fever symbol. The Saturday Night Fever symbol
appears on reels two, three and four only and
substitutes for all symbols other than the scattered
Trophy symbol. Three or more scattered Trophy
symbols on adjacent reels from left to right or
right to left, including reel 1, on consecutive
reels triggers the 'bonus game' feature.
The minimum bet amount is $0.01 USD and the maximum
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You can bet on up to twenty lines. The paylines
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the Paytable (Help) screen.
How to play:
Setting 'LINES': Twenty lines are selected by
default. You can decrease or increase the number
of lines by clicking on the Left-arrow button
or Right-arrow button available under the 'LINES'
indicator on the game screen respectively. Selected
lines are lit, and unselected lines are not lit.
Setting 'BETS': When you enter the game, a default
bet of 0.25 per line is set for all 20 lines,
resulting in a total bet of 5.00. You can increase
or decrease the bet per line by clicking the Left-arrow
button or Right-arrow button available under the
'BET' area. If your game balance is less than
5.00 the system will automatically adjust the
bet to the next highest possible amount
Max Bet: To play with 20 lines and 50.00 bet per
line click on 'MAX BET'. If your game balance
is not sufficient, this option is disabled.
The number of selected lines is multiplied by
the 'bet per line', and the total bet amount is
displayed under the 'TOTAL BET' meter, which is
located at the bottom left of the game screen.
'RULES': The game rules can be viewed by clicking
on the 'HELP' button on the bottom left of the
screen. You can go back to the game by clicking
on the 'GAME' button on the 'RULES' screen.
'PAYTABLE': The 'PAYTABLE' can be viewed by clicking
on the 'PAYTABLE' button located on the game rules
screen. To calculate the payout amount, multiply
the respective prize with the bet per line. To
calculate the payout for scattered Trophy symbol,
multiply the respective prize with the total bet.
You can go back to the game by clicking on the
Spin: After the reels stop spinning, any winning
combinations on the selected lines, or any scatter
wins, will be paid according to the paytable.
Result: Any wins are indicated by their paylines
highlighted and symbols animating or, in the case
of a scatter win, by their symbols animating.
The total win amount is shown at the bottom of
the reels as a message. The individual line wins
are shown on the right of the reels, at the end
of each winning line.
Feature Game: A 'bonus round' feature is triggered
when three or more scattered Trophy symbols occurring
left to right, including reel 1, or right to left,
including reel 5 , on consecutive reels triggers
the Saturday Night Fever feature game. The game
screen will change, and the 'bonus round' feature
game screen will open up. On completion of the
'bonus round' feature, the main game screen is
Repeat Bet/Change Bet: If you have already bet,
the settings selected will be automatically carried
over to the subsequent spin. Simply click on 'SPIN'
to play with the same bet again. To change your
bet, use the Left-arrow and Right-arrow buttons
under the 'BET' and 'LINES' indicators as explained
Credits: Your remaining game balance, after you
have placed the desired bet, is shown under 'CREDIT'.
Your current game balance is the sum of the amounts
displayed under the 'CREDIT' meter and the 'TOTAL
'AUTOSPIN': You can make use of this feature to
choose amongst the various options for 'hands
free' game play. Options available under this
Number of spins: The game will automatically spin
for the number of spins selected from the drop-down
Spin till win is equal to or exceeds: The game
will automatically spin until the win amount is
equal to or exceeds the amount selected from the
drop down menu.
Spin till any win: The game will automatically
spin until the next win.
Spin till feature trigger or bonus round: The
game will automatically spin until the next feature
or bonus round is triggered.
Spin till my balance exceeds: The game will automatically
spin until the game balance is greater than or
equal to the amount entered. Note that 'game balance'
implies the sum of the amounts given under 'CREDIT'
and 'TOTAL BET'.
Spin till my balance falls below: The game will
automatically spin until the game balance is less
than or equal to the amount entered. Note that
'Game balance' implies the sum of amounts given
under 'CREDIT' and 'TOTAL BET'.
Play faster: This option lets you play faster
than usual by reducing the break time. You must
choose at least one of the other available Auto
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To make use of the autospin feature, click on
the 'AUTO SPIN' button in the bottom left of the
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You can deactivate 'AUTO SPIN' by clicking on
the 'STOP SPIN' button. If spin is in progress,
'AUTO SPIN' will be stopped after completing the
current spin. Otherwise 'AUTO SPIN' is stopped
When playing with multiple 'AUTO SPIN' options
selected, the condition that is satisfied first
will take precedence over the others, and the
remaining selected conditions will be ignored.
You can then choose to either select the same
set of options again, or choose new option(s),
and proceed with the 'AUTO SPIN'.
Please note: The 'AUTO SPIN' option is not available
in play money mode.
Click on 'GAME LOGS' to view the logs of the games
Click on 'VERSION' to view the current version
number of the game.
Click on 'REBUY' to buy more credits into the
game from your PartyAccount.
Click on 'EXIT GAME' to leave the game and return
to the lobby.
The game rules are identical in both real money
and play money modes.
All symbols pay left to right only, except the
scattered TROPHY symbols, which pay left to right
and right to left.
Only the highest win on each lit line is paid.
Coinciding wins on different lit lines are all
added to your total.
Payline prizes are multiplied by the bet per payline
Scatter wins are multiplied by the total bet amount.
Scatter wins are added to payline wins.
Wins only occur on selected lines, except the
scatter symbols, which will pay in any position
on the reels.
The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER symbol appears on reels
two, three and four only, and substitutes for
all other symbols except the scattered TROPHY
The prize is doubled for each SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
symbol substituting in a winning combination.
Two SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER symbols quadruple the
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Malfunctions voids all pays and plays
Free Spin Play:
Free Spins are awarded when the JACKET symbol
appears anywhere on the first reel, the TROUSERS
symbol appears anywhere on the third reel, and
the SHOES symbol appears anywhere on the fifth
A random number of free spins is awarded. The
message at the bottom of the reels will show the
user how many free spins are remaining.
All free spins are played with the same number
of lines and the same bet per line as the triggering
Free Spin feature is not re-triggerable; free
spins cannot earn more free spins.
Feature Game Play:
Any 3 or more scattered Trophy symbols occurring
left to right, including reel 1, or right to left,
including reel 5, on consecutive reels triggers
the Saturday Night Fever feature.
The object of the game is to get through as many
rounds of the dance competition as possible in
order to gain the biggest possible award. There
are a total of 6 rounds to be passed.
Successful completion of each round will award
the following prize:
Round 1: 2 x Total Bet
Round 2: 2 x Total Bet
Round 3: 4 x Total Bet
Round 4: 8 x Total Bet
Round 5: 16 x Total Bet
Round 6: 32 x Total Bet
Click on 'RULES' to view the Saturday Night Fever
Dance Contest rules.
Each round requires the user to pick two shoe
boxes out of the three offered. If you pick a
left footprint and a right footprint, you pass
the round and will get to play the next round.
If, however, you pick two left footprints or two
right footprints you fail the round.
If you fail a round you are out of the bonus feature.
All of the prizes you have won during the feature
are totalled together and the total win is shown.
Click on 'COMPLETE' to return to the main game.
The feature win amount is added to any payline
and scatter prizes already won.
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section on the left panel of the Main Lobby. The
time taken to transfer funds and the fees charged
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section of the left panel in the Main Lobby.
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If you get disconnected in the middle of the base
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you are disconnected after triggering or in the
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the software will automatically start the feature
round, if not already started, or resume from
where it was disconnected. After completing the
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Night Fever is a 1977 film starring John Travolta
as Tony Manero, a young man, coming of age, whose
weekend activities are visits to a local Brooklyn
discothèque and Karen Lynn Gorney as his
dance partner and eventual girlfriend. While in
the disco, Tony is the king, his care-free youth
and weekend dancing help him to temporarily forget
the reality of his life: a dead-end job, clashes
with his unsupportive and squabbling parents,
racial tensions in the local community, and his
associations with a gang of immature friends.
A huge commercial success, the movie significantly
helped to popularize disco music around the world
and made Travolta a household name. The Saturday
Night Fever soundtrack, featuring disco songs
by the Bee Gees, is among the best selling soundtracks
of all time. The film is also notable for being
one of the first instances of cross-media marketing,
with the tie-in soundtrack's single being used
to help promote the film before its release and
the film popularizing the entire soundtrack after
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
late-1990s, Cohn acknowledged that the article
had been fabricated. 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. The characters
who became Tony Manero and his friends were based
on Mods, an English youth movement that also placed
great importance on music, clothes and dancing.
The film also showcased aspects of the music,
the dancing, and the subculture surrounding the
disco era: symphony-orchestrated melodies, haute-couture
styles of clothing, sexual promiscuity, and graceful
theatrical versions of the film were released:
the Original R-rated version and an Edited PG-rated
version. The R-rated version released in 1977
represented the movie's first run, and totaled
118 minutes. After the success of the first run,
in 1978 the film was re-edited in a PG-rated version
and re-released during a second run to attract
a youthful audience. The R-rated version contained
profanity (the word "fuck" was used
44 times), nudity, drug use and a rape scene which
were all de-emphasised or completely removed from
the PG version.
The retooled PG-rated version totaled 112 minutes,
and featured some deleted content. Numerous profanity-filled
scenes were replaced with alternate versions of
the same scenes that substituted milder language,
initially intended for the network television
cut. Other PG-inappropriate scenes were simply
shortened or edited altogether. To maintain runtime,
a few deleted scenes were added (including Tony
dancing with Doreen to "Disco Duck"
and Tony running his finger along the cables of
the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge).
Both theatrical versions were released on VHS,
but only the R-rated version has been released
on Laserdisc and later on widescreen DVD. The
special edition DVD releases include some of the
deleted scenes present in the PG version. Starting
in the late 1990s VH1 and TNT started showing
the original R-rated version with a TV-14 rating.
The nudity was edited, but the cut included some
of the innuendos from the original film.
A December 2002 ABC network television version,
based largely on the PG version, contains several
minutes of outtakes normally excised from the
theatrical releases. It is among the longest cuts
of the film.
A blu-ray edition was released on May 5, 2009
in the United States and was released across Europe
the following week.
A sequel, Staying Alive, was released in 1983.
It starred John Travolta and was directed by Sylvester
Stallone. (Staying Alive was rated PG; it also
pre-dated the introduction of the PG-13 rating.)
2009, it was announced that a remake was in the
works by Simon Cowell, which would star Zac Efron
as Tony Manero. R&B artist Timbaland was also
signed on to record The Bee Gees classics for
Travolta - Tony Manero
Karen Lynn Gorney - Stephanie Mangano
Barry Miller - Bobby C.
Joseph Cali - Joey
Paul Pape - Double J.
Donna Pescow - Annette, a former girlfriend of
Tony, still in love with him
Bruce Ornstein - Gus
Julie Bovasso - Flo Manero, Tony's mother
Martin Shakar - Frank Manero Jr., Tony's brother
Sam Coppola - Dan Fusco, paint store owner, Tony's
Nina Hansen - Grandmother
Lisa Peluso - Linda Manero, Tony's sister
Denny Dillon - Doreen
Bert Michaels - Pete
Robert Costanzo - Paint store customer
Robert Weil - Becker
Shelly Batt - Girl in disco
Fran Drescher - Connie
Donald Gantry - Jay Langhart
Murray Moston - Haberdashery salesman
William Andrews - Detective
Ann Travolta - Pizza girl (Travolta's sister)
Helen Travolta - Lady in paint store (Travolta's
Ellen March - Bartender
Monti Rock III - The deejay
Val Bisoglio - Frank Manero Sr., Tony's father
Roy Cheverie - The wrong partner (uncredited)
Adrienne King - Dancer (uncredited)
Alberto Vasquez - Gang member (uncredited)
M. J. Quinn - Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Macera - Gang member (uncredited)
Grace Davies - Girl in red dress (uncredited)
article: Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack)
"Stayin' Alive" performed by Bee Gees
"How Deep Is Your Love" performed by
Bee Gees - 4:05
"Night Fever" performed by Bee Gees
"More Than a Woman" performed by Bee
Gees - 3:17
"If I Can't Have You" performed by Yvonne
Elliman - 3:00
"A Fifth of Beethoven" performed by
Walter Murphy - 3:03
"More Than a Woman" performed by Tavares
"Manhattan Skyline" performed by David
Shire - 4:44
"Calypso Breakdown" performed by Ralph
MacDonald - 7:50
"Night on Disco Mountain" performed
by David Shire - 5:12
"Open Sesame" performed by Kool &
the Gang - 4:01
"Jive Talkin'" performed by Bee Gees
- 3:43 (*)
"You Should Be Dancing" performed by
Bee Gees - 4:14
"Boogie Shoes" performed by KC and the
Sunshine Band - 2:17
"Salsation" performed by David Shire
"K-Jee" performed by MFSB - 4:13
"Disco Inferno" performed by Trammps
(*) "Jive Talkin'" was not contained
in the film.
The novelty songs "Dr. Disco" and "Disco
Duck", both performed by Rick Dees, were
played in the film but not included on the album.
Filming locations include
Phillips Dance Studio
2001 Odyssey, which was later renamed Spectrum
(a Gay club) in 1987 before being demolished in
2005. The club was located at 802 64th Street,
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York.
Six Brothers Hardware and Paints formerly located
at 7309 5th Ave in Brooklyn was the backdrop for
Tony's place of employment.
Grand Union supermarket on 5 Avenue, today a Staples
A coffee shop across the street from the Grand
Union, today a Volkswagen dealership.
Lists of miscellaneous information should be avoided.
Please relocate any relevant information into
appropriate sections or articles. (June 2007)
Saturday Night Fever was the favorite movie of
the late film critic Gene Siskel, who claimed
to have seen it 17 times. He liked the movie so
much, he bought the famous white disco suit (worn
by Travolta in the movie) at a charity auction
Fran Drescher's film debut.
According to the DVD commentary for this movie,
the producers intended to use the song "Lowdown"
by Boz Scaggs for use in the rehearsal scene between
Tony and Annette in the dance studio, and choreographed
their dance moves to the song. 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. Composer David Shire, who scored
the film, had to in turn write a song to match
the dance steps demonstrated in the scene and
eliminate the need for future legal hassles. However,
this track does not appear on the movie's soundtrack.
Donna Pescow was almost considered 'too pretty'
for the role of Annette. She corrected this by
putting on 40 pounds and training herself back
to her native Brooklyn accent, which she trained
herself away from while she was studying drama
at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After
production ended, she immediately lost the weight
she gained for the role and dropped the accent.
John Travolta's mother Helen and sister Ann both
appeared in minor roles in this movie.
Bobby's C's car is a 1964 Chevrolet Impala.
Madonna's video for her 2005 hit single "Hung
Up" is an homage to a scene from Saturday
Night Fever, when Tony first approaches Stephanie
at the rehearsal studio. In the video, Madonna
is wearing almost exactly the same leotard and
tights set that Stephanie wears in the film, and
there is wood paneling and a wooden barre much
like in the rehearsal space Stephanie uses for
this scene. Madonna also did a remix during the
Confessions Tour in 2006, following her successful
album Confessions on a Dance Floor. The remix
was the instrumental of "Disco Inferno"
from Saturday Night Fever mixed with Madonna's
hit song "Music" from 2000. Madonna's
appearance and dance moves during "Music
Inferno" were similar to Travolta's in the
The song "K-Jee" was used during the
dance contest with the Hispanic couple that competed
against Tony and Stephanie. Some VHS cassettes
used a more traditional Latin-style song instead.
The DVD restores the original recording.
Tony Manero was the name of a real American golfer.
John Belushi parodied the film as "Samurai
Night Fever", one of his "Samurai"
sketches. Belushi spoofed it again in the film
Neighbors, during a scene in which tilted camera
angles show Belushi combing his hair in front
of the mirror as "Stayin' Alive" plays
in the background.
The 1980 film Airplane! contained a parody scene,
with Robert Hays mocking the famous pose and the
clothing shown on the poster and album cover,
to the tune of "Stayin' Alive" slightly
sped up (the actual song used for that scene in
Saturday Night Fever was "You Should Be Dancing").
The Goodies parodied the film in their Saturday
Night Grease episode.
The original working title for this film was "Saturday
Night". It was changed to "Saturday
Night Fever" after the producers heard the
song "Night Fever."
In Anurag Mathur's book The Inscrutable Americans,
the protagonist Gopal is inspired by the way Travolta
dances and refers to Saturday Night Fever as an
'educational' movie about America.
John Travolta still has the pair of high-heeled
shoes he wore during the opening and dance sequences
of the film (as depicted in the poster). He says
he sometimes takes them out of the closet, but
claims he doesn't wear them.
This film is banned in Malaysia.
The Children's Television Workshop published a
record album of music from Sesame Street under
the title Sesame Street Fever, the cover of which
spoofed the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album
cover, with muppet Grover wearing the white three-piece
disco suit in the famous Travolta pose and Bert,
Ernie, and Cookie Monster taking the place of
the Bee Gees. Robin Gibb (of the Bee Gees) sings
on two tracks for this album "Sesame Street
Fever" Trash" and has a dialog with
cookie monster on the into for "C Is For
The film was one of the inspirations for the short-lived
sitcom Makin' It, whose main character was a devotee
of the film.
In the club, a woman begs to kiss Tony and gushes,
"I just kissed Al Pacino!" Later, while
looking at a poster of Al Pacino in the mirror,
Tony comes out of his room shouting, "Attica!
Attica! Attica!" from the famous Al Pacino
film, Dog Day Afternoon.
Scenes from this film were featured on the 1986
Tri-Star Pictures film Short Circuit. Johnny 5,
the robotic star of the film, danced alone to
You Should Be Dancing, then danced with Stephanie
Speck shortly afterwards to More Than a Woman.
Short Circuit is also a John Badham film.
The illuminated dance floor was inspired by one
Badham had seen at "The Club", a private
supper club in Birmingham, Alabama.
Amy Irving auditioned for the role of Stephanie,
which was later won by lesser-known soap actress
Karen Lynn Gorney.
The first shots of Stephanie dancing are actually
of a stand-in dancer and not Gorney, except for
The music video for "Dang" by The Jon
Spencer Blues Explosion begins with a direct reference
to the opening of Saturday Night Fever as lead
singer Jon Spencer is shown walking down a New
York City street with a paint can in one hand,
exactly as Tony does in the film.
In 2000, at the Inner Circle press dinner, mayor
Rudy Giuliani spoofed John Travolta by dancing
to "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps. Giuliani
wore a white 70s-style disco suit.
Spanish Disco-Funk band "Fundación
Tony Manero" ("Tony Manero Foundation")
is named after the main character.
The video game Gex: Enter the Gecko has a martial-arts
themed level named "Samurai Night Fever".
The debut album by avant-garde metal band Polkadot
Cadaver, Purgatory Dance Party, has cover art
that is a reference to the film poster.
Bee Gee Robin Gibb admitted to BBC News on 15
December 2007 that he has never watched this film.