The movie Saturday Night Fever arrived in theaters on this
day in 1977 and propelled both John Travolta as well as the music group, the
Bee Gees to even greater stardom that they had already achieved. However, the
only songs actually written for the movie were "Stayin' Alive" and
"Night Fever." The original release of the movie was rated R, but a
second, PG version of the film was released two years later that took out the
nudity, bad language and violence. The film was re-released a third time in
1980 alongside another Travolta hit – Grease.
The film had favorable reviews and was nominated for four Golden Globes and an
Oscar for Best Actor.