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Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

Movie Saturday Night Fever John Badham (1977)
More than a movie, a real phenomenon! Saturday Night Fever marked a generation with its legendary Bee Gees soundtrack, its dance scenes and John Travolta's incredible look. An actor ready to take the world by storm as a boy dreaming of escape as he gazes at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge...
Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“We made what we felt was a good movie — but it was a small movie, just $2.5 million, and to be frank, it was intended as a place-holder for John Travolta while he was waiting to shoot Grease. That was how the studio viewed it.”

John Badham

This is how the viewer discovers Tony (John Travolta) at the beginning of the film, as he wanders around his Brooklyn neighborhood, watching from the Bay Ridge Promenade the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, dreaming of crossing it and never returning.

A bridge on which the character regularly has fun scaring himself with his friends until the tragic fall of his friend Bobby C (Barry Miller).

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John Travolta lost 30 pounds to play his role in the film.

Scene at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Saturday Night Fever
Scene at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Saturday Night Fever. Photo credit: Robert Stigwood Organization
Scene at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Saturday Night Fever
Scene at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Saturday Night Fever. Photo credit: Robert Stigwood Organization
Scene at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Saturday Night Fever
Scene at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Saturday Night Fever. Photo credit: Robert Stigwood Organization

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

Inaugurated in 1964, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is 4176 meters long. An essential stage of the New York Marathon, which starts on Staten Island…

At one time the longest suspension bridge in the world, the Verrazzano-Narrows was built in five years by 12,000 workers.

Three of them died on the construction site. It is also known for having hosted the largest American flag in the world in June 1976.

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By Gilles Rolland

Friday, October 8, 2021

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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