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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER [Director's Cut,40th Anniversary Edition]

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER <span>[Director's Cut,40th Anniversary Edition]</span> artwork

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER [Director's Cut,40th Anniversary Edition]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 122m 10s

Ratings Info very strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) John Badham

Cast includes John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Bruce Ornstein

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 24/09/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is a US drama in which a young man trains to win a disco dancing competition.


There are multiple uses of very strong language ('c**t'). There are also multiple uses of strong language ('f**k'). Other bad language includes 'cock', 'prick', 'snatch', 'pussy', 'bitch', 'jerk-off', 'shit', 'asshole', 'screw', 'piss', 'balling', 'Jesus Christ' and 'bullshit'.

Other issues include some drug misuse as people takes unidentified pills while at a club.

There is some sexualised breast nudity as a woman does a striptease dance. Strong sex includes a man, with bare buttocks exposed, thrusting on top of a woman in a car and there are numerous strong verbal sex references.

In an undetailed sexual assault a woman cries as men take it in turns to have sex with her after agreeing to sleep with only one of them.

There is some moderate violence as men punch each other.

There are also some uses of discriminatory language, both racist and homophobic.


Title Information
Director's Cut,40th Anniversary Edition
Paramount Pictures c/o Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
122m 10s
BBFC reference
Director's Cut

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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