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Thank God It's Friday (1978)

Thank God It's Friday (1978)

Thank God It's Friday




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The Zoo is the hottest disco in town, and on the night of the big dance contest, a wild assortment of disparate characters find themselves out on the floor together. DJ Bobby Speed (Ray Vitte) is convinced that broadcasting the show live on the radio waves and having the Commodores as musical entertainment will boost his career, but when their equipment gets lost on the highway, he starts to lose his cool. Nicole (Donna Summer) is a bumbling but beautiful neophyte singer who schemes to earn her big break on the disco's stage. Frannie and Jeannie (Valerie Landsberg and Terri Nunn) are underage high school girls who need the contest prize money to buy Kiss concert tickets. A bored married couple (Mark Lonow and Andrea Howard) stumble into the Zoo on their anniversary; their relationship is tested by a wacky pill-popping vixen (Marya Small) and the disco's womanizing owner (Jeff Goldblum). A host of mismatched singles make the scene hoping for a chance at love (or at least a one night stand), though the exuberant Marv "Leather Man" Gomez (Chick Vennera) lives only to dance, and expounds on his philosophy at length. There's plenty of thumping disco action and nothing but happy endings in this colorful period comedy.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Armyan Bernstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 4, 2006
Columbia Pictures


Donna Summer
as Nicole Sims
Debra Winger
as Jennifer
Terri Nunn
as Jeannie
Ray Vitte
as Bobby Speed
Hilary Beane
as Shirley
Lionel Richie
as Himself as one of th...
Luce Rains
as Swinger in Phone Boo...
The Commodores
as Themselves
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Critic Reviews for Thank God It's Friday

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Forgettable '70s musical fluff, over produced, not that listenable.

March 6, 2008

There is a transvestite who takes about eight hours in the men's bathroom to electric shave his bust, making him the only gay in this disco (aside from Debra Winger's AC/DC dance partner).

Full Review… | April 11, 2006
Slant Magazine

tiresome before its first half hour is up

Full Review… | February 20, 2006

Interesting as a time-capsule of the disco era.

August 18, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Thank God It's Friday


Great soundtrack, terrible script. Thank God It's Friday is too dumb and not so funny, the movie try imitate anothers comedy of 70's, what don't works, just worse. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


I know, generally people think that all the disco movies are trying to be like Saturday Night Fever, but this one isn't, it's just a comedy that takes place one night at a disco. This movie has a lot of really funny jokes, I especially liked the one involving Goldblum. Plus, we get a fantastic performance from Donna Summer. I really like this movie, it's fun.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I'll admit that it;s been awhile since I saw this, but it was a light hearted (and horribly dated) romp through the disco era. Basically a look at the comings and goings at a disco. Disco queen Donna Summers is featured as a local gal trying to get a break and sing a song at the disco. Good cheesy disco fun.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

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