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Thank God It's Friday - The Disco Movie 1978

I like this movie!! cool


Thank God It's Friday tells several intertwining stories of the patrons and staff of the fictional Los Angeles club The Zoo. It's Friday and everyone is going to the hot new disco. The Commodores are scheduled to play if Floyd shows up with the instruments and Nicole dreams of becoming a disco star. Other characters are there to win the dance contest, or to put a little excitement into a fifth anniversary

The soundtrack album was originally issued as a 3 record set in 1978, of which the 3rd disc was a single side 12 inch single of the 15:47 minutes Donna Summer, Je T'aime track. An edited CD came out in 1995 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, 1997. The company that holds the rights to the album is as of 1998 the Universal Music Group.

Cameo's "Find My Way" was originally issued as a 7" single in 1975. Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer's cover version of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin's 1969 hit single "Je t'aime... moi non plus" was also recorded a few years earlier, had its debut on the soundtrack and was subsequently issued as an edited 7" single in a few countries in 1978. "Too Hot Ta Trot" was from The Commodores' 1977 album Commodores Live! - on certain editions of the Thank God It's Friday album replaced by a studio recording. Other titles on the soundtrack, including "Last Dance", were especially recorded for the film. Among the songs heard in the movie but not issued on the soundtrack album are Alec R. Costandinos' "Romeo and Juliet", Giorgio Moroder's "From Here to Eternity", The Originals' "Down to Love Town", D.C. LaRue's "You Can Always Tell a Lady (By the Company She Keeps)" and The Commodores' "Brick House".

Diana Ross' "Lovin' Livin' and Givin'" was remixed after the release of the soundtrack and used as the opening track on her 1978 album Ross. It was also released as a single in certain territories and has since been remixed and re-edited a number of times for inclusion on various hits packages issued by Motown/Universal Music.

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 1994's Endless Summer and 2003's The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer. The 12" single used the full-length 8:08 version. A live recording of the track was included on the album Live and More, issued in late 1978 and the following year the studio version was remixed by Giorgio Moroder for what was to be Summer's final Casablanca Records album, On The Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. The 1979 mix can be found on Summer's 1993 and 2005 compilations The Donna Summer Anthology and Gold respectively.

An extended remix of Summer's "With Your Love" was issued as a promo 12" single in 1978; a slightly shorter version of this can be found on Mercury Records/PolyGram's 1987 release The Dance Collection: A Compilation of Twelve Inch Singles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w...t's_Friday

The making of…

THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY-RARE!!! 1978 In-house Trailer

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Reply #1 posted 02/08/12 5:14pm

G3000

Terri Nunn makes her film debut long before she would become the lead singer for Berlin.

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Reply #2 posted 02/08/12 5:19pm

yanowha

heart

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Reply #3 posted 02/08/12 5:28pm

jon1967

i liked that movie

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Reply #4 posted 02/09/12 1:14pm

SoulAlive

I love this movie! lol It gives you a fun,lighthearted look at the disco era.Of course,Saturday Night Fever is the superior 'disco film' but it's a tragic film with alot of sadness and drama.Thank God It's Friday is all about FUN! The soundtrack is very good,too.

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Reply #5 posted 02/09/12 2:32pm

SPYZFAN1

Like Soul said this is a FUN movie. I remember it bombed in the movie theaters. Still have the 3 LP disc with the order form.

I saw this on TV not too long ago and Jeff Goldblum still looks the same. Is this on DVD yet?

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Reply #6 posted 02/09/12 2:36pm

SoulAlive

SPYZFAN1 said:

Like Soul said this is a FUN movie. I remember it bombed in the movie theaters. Still have the 3 LP disc with the order form.

I saw this on TV not too long ago and Jeff Goldblum still looks the same. Is this on DVD yet?

Yeah,this was a box office bomb.The critics trashed it.At the end of one review,one critic wrote "Thank God it's over!" lol I never understood why it got such bad reviews.There are some hilarious scenes throughout.

Yes,it's on DVD and I have it lol

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Reply #7 posted 02/09/12 2:43pm

SPYZFAN1

"Thank God it's over"???!! HAHA!! That's great..I guess by then Disco was overkill. As a kid I loved it. I remeber when HBO premeired it I stayed up with bated breath to watch it.

The girl with Terri Nunn...She was on the show "Fame" correct?..Wasn't there a "TGIF" tribute website with trivia and facts too?

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Reply #8 posted 02/09/12 2:46pm

SoulAlive

SPYZFAN1 said:

"Thank God it's over"???!! HAHA!! That's great..I guess by then Disco was overkill. As a kid I loved it. I remeber when HBO premeired it I stayed up with bated breath to watch it.

The girl with Terri Nunn...She was on the show "Fame" correct?..Wasn't there a "TGIF" tribute website with trivia and facts too?

yep,she was on the "Fame" TV series.I'll see if I can find that TGIF tribute site.

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Reply #9 posted 02/09/12 2:57pm

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I was floored a couple of years ago when it aired on TCM. It's a movie that didn't take itself seriously. I have the soundtrack but only play the title track.
"Funkyslsistah… you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude"!
"It's just my imagination, once again running away with me."
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Reply #10 posted 02/09/12 4:32pm

SoulAlive

The soundtrack is filled with underrated jams...

"Do You Want The Real Thing" by D.C. LaRue

"Trapped In A Staircase" by Paul Jababa---should have been a pop Top 10 smash!

"You're The Most Precious Thing In My Life" by Love and Kisses

"After Dark" by Pattie Brooks---that extended breakdown is HEAVEN!

It's not as strong as the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack,but it's alot of fun.

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Reply #11 posted 02/10/12 6:50am

G3000

SoulAlive said:

The soundtrack is filled with underrated jams...

"Do You Want The Real Thing" by D.C. LaRue

"Trapped In A Staircase" by Paul Jababa---should have been a pop Top 10 smash!

"You're The Most Precious Thing In My Life" by Love and Kisses

"After Dark" by Pattie Brooks---that extended breakdown is HEAVEN!

It's not as strong as the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack,but it's alot of fun.

nod

I liked that it was a three disc set.

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Reply #12 posted 02/10/12 7:02am

runphilrun

I saw awhile back for the first time and I liked it. It's a fun movie, not as serious as Saturday Night Live. Teri Nunn was great in it. She tried out for the Princess Leia lead in Star Wars the year before, but lost the role to Carrie Fisher of course. I liked the running joke with Jeff Goldblum's car in the movie.

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Reply #13 posted 02/10/12 6:30pm

SoulAlive

I was just thinking that now would be a perfect time to watch this movie lol

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Reply #14 posted 02/10/12 6:31pm

SoulAlive

G3000 said:

SoulAlive said:

The soundtrack is filled with underrated jams...

"Do You Want The Real Thing" by D.C. LaRue

"Trapped In A Staircase" by Paul Jababa---should have been a pop Top 10 smash!

"You're The Most Precious Thing In My Life" by Love and Kisses

"After Dark" by Pattie Brooks---that extended breakdown is HEAVEN!

It's not as strong as the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack,but it's alot of fun.

nod

I liked that it was a three disc set.

nod it was excessive,but in a good way.

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Reply #15 posted 02/10/12 7:11pm

MadamGoodnight

TGIF!!!! cool cool Osko's disco, made legendary from this movie. cool Torn down, and not there anymore, it's a Loehman's there now.

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Reply #16 posted 02/10/12 7:15pm

SoulAlive

Originally titled After Dark,this movie is a collaboration between Casablanca Records and Motown Records.Both record companies had film divisions and were trying to make the ultimate disco movie.They decided to join forces.

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Reply #17 posted 02/10/12 8:07pm

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I still owned this movie on VHS. I can't believe this movie bombed back in the day but yet had a #1 hit with 'Last Dance"( I believe it was the only Disco song to win an academy award.)

I think the movie had its funny moments I loved the married couple celebrating their anniversary in the disco but she ends with Jeff Golblum and he with the pill-poppin club freak.

Im surprised noone mentioned an unknown Debra Winger.

RIP to Ray Vitts the DJ I found out he died like 3 years later.

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Reply #18 posted 02/10/12 8:13pm

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1sotrue said:

I still owned this movie on VHS. I can't believe this movie bombed back in the day but yet had a #1 hit with 'Last Dance"( I believe it was the only Disco song to win an academy award.)

I think the movie had its funny moments I loved the married couple celebrating their anniversary in the disco but she ends with Jeff Golblum and he with the pill-poppin club freak.

Im surprised noone mentioned an unknown Debra Winger.

RIP to Ray Vitts the DJ I found out he died like 3 years later.

^^ I remember that guy. He was the roommate on the show What's Happening...sad. sad

I love Donna's stuff so that made me want to check out this movie.

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Reply #19 posted 02/10/12 9:25pm

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A guilty pleasure.

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Reply #20 posted 02/11/12 1:02pm

SoulAlive

1sotrue said:

I still owned this movie on VHS. I can't believe this movie bombed back in the day but yet had a #1 hit with 'Last Dance"( I believe it was the only Disco song to win an academy award.)

I think the movie had its funny moments I loved the married couple celebrating their anniversary in the disco but she ends with Jeff Golblum and he with the pill-poppin club freak.

Im surprised no one mentioned an unknown Debra Winger.

RIP to Ray Vitts the DJ I found out he died like 3 years later.

"Marv the Leatherman" was an interesting character,too lol I like his storyline.At the end of the film when he wins the dance contest,he convinces the two girls to join him at another disco....so they can enter another dance contest! LOL

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Reply #21 posted 02/11/12 4:28pm

nursev

Great 70's movie.
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nursev said:

Great 70's movie.



Yes it is definitely better than Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair.
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Reply #23 posted 02/12/12 7:21am

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1sotrue said:

nursev said:
Great 70's movie.
Yes it is definitely better than Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair.

mad

That's like saying bird sh*t is better than cat sh*t. lol

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Reply #24 posted 02/12/12 7:50am

G3000

1sotrue said:

nursev said:
Great 70's movie.
Yes it is definitely better than Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair.

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Reply #25 posted 02/13/12 12:39am

SoulAlive

1sotrue said:

nursev said:
Great 70's movie.
Yes it is definitely better than Roller Boogie starring Linda Blair.

that movie is so tacky lol I have the 2-LP soundtrack,though boxed lol

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