Thank God it's Friday

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German title Thank God it's Friday
Original title Thank God It's Friday
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1978
length 89 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Robert Klane
script Barry Armyan Bernstein
production Rob Cohen
music Paul Jabara
camera James Crabe
cut Richard Halsey

Thank God It's Friday (Original title: Thank God it's Friday ) is an American musical film of the 1978th


A Friday night dance competition is held at the Hollywood Zoo disco . Competition is hampered by the fact that the Commodores have to wait for their musical instruments.


Thank God, it was filmed at Osko's nightclub in Beverly Hills on Friday . It cost Casablanca FilmWorks about $ 2 million to produce and grossed about three times that.

The world premiere was on May 19, 1978, the German on August 31, 1978. Thank God, it's Friday by Columbia Pictures .

It was released on DVD on April 4, 2006.


Thank God, it's Friday was dubbed by the Berliner Synchron . The dialogue director was Arne Elsholtz , who also wrote the dialogue book. The voice actors were Thomas Danneberg (he dubbed the role of Tony DiMarco, played by Jeff Goldblum ) and Gertie Honeck (Mandy, Robin Menken ).


The lexicon of international films described the film as a "colorful, hectic sheet of pictures" that missed the opportunity for "critical analysis". “For disco fans” he is “just acceptable”.

Fred Beldin found the film "about as brain-dead as the average episode of Love Boat, " but entertaining, especially for those who fondly remember the late 1970s. Roger Ebert made fun of the film. So he begins his synopsis with “He's about Frannie and Jeannie and Mary and Bobby Speed ​​and […] Dave and Sue and Tony and Maddie and Jennifer and Ken and Carl and Jackie and Gus and Shirley and Floyd and the Commodores who are themselves play, and Donna Summer as Nicole ”. After elaborating a little further, he says, “And do you know what the problem with 'TGIF' is? If you describe it, it sounds like a lot more fun than watching it. "


Paul Jabara received the Oscar in the category “ Best Original Song at the 1979 Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Award for the song Last Dance in the category Best Original Song - Motion Picture .

Last Dance was one of 400 songs on the list AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Songs of the American Film Institute were nominated. The song didn't make it into the top 100.

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. a b Fred Beldin: Thank God It's Friday (1978). In: AllMovie. Accessed January 11, 2018 .
  3. a b Thank God, it's Friday. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed January 11, 2018 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  4. Thank God It's Friday (1978). In: AllMovie. Accessed January 11, 2018 .
  5. Thank God, it's Friday. In: German dubbing file , accessed on January 11, 2018 .
  6. ^ Roger Ebert : Thank God It's Friday. In: June 6, 1978, accessed January 11, 2018 .
  7. AFI's 100 Years… 100 songs. In: Accessed January 11, 2018 .