Saturday Night Fever parents guide

Saturday Night Fever

Escape into dancing.

Release date December 16, 1977

Life in Brooklyn NY hold little promise for the future for Italian, American Tony Manero (John Travolta). So he escapes from his reality by becoming king of the dance floor at a disco bar on Saturday nights.

Why is Saturday Night Fever rated R? The MPAA rated Saturday Night Fever R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content. / Edited For Rerating: PG

Saturday Night Fever
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Saturday Night Fever rated R? Saturday Night Fever is rated R by the MPAA for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content. / Edited For Rerating: PG

- Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence, with no blood and little detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual assault, with no nudity and little detail.

Sexual Content:
- Infrequent use of sexual language and references. 
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with buttock nudity and some detail.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, and ethnocultural slurs. 

Alcohol / Drug Use:
Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use in a recreational context.

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Saturday Night Fever
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Frequent Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Reclassified: 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Violence
Manitoba 14A
Ontario Not Rated AA Adult Accompaniment
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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We do not have a full review for Saturday Night Fever because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have some information about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the Content Details section.

News About "Saturday Night Fever"

Cast and Crew

Saturday Night Fever is directed by John Badham and stars John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller.

About the MPAA Rating:
Saturday Night Fever originally received an R-rating (for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content) from the MAPP (Motion Pictures Association of America). This version of the film was edited from 118 minutes to 113 minutes and then received a PG rating.

Inspiration for the Script:
The movie Saturday Night Fever is based on the New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" by Nik Cohn.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Saturday Night Fever movie is May 2, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Saturday Night Fever: 40th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 2 May 2017
Saturday Night Fever releases in a 40th Anniversary Edition with the following special features:
- Saturday Night Fever: Director’s Cut Version
- Saturday Night Fever:Theatrical Version
- Audio Commentary by director John Badham (Theatrical Version Only)
- ‘70s Discopedia (Theatrical Version Only)
- Catching the Fever
- Back to Bay Ridge
- Dance Like Travolta with John Cases
- Fever Challenge!
- Deleted Scenes

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John Travolta also appears in the 1978 production of Grease. Other teens find joy in dance in the more family friendly franchise: High School Musical, High School Musical 2  and High School Musical 3 .