Disco Fever (1978)
Genre: Drama | Music
Country: USA | Director: Lamar Card
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 90mn
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Former teen idol Richie Desmond (a likeable performance by former 50’s teen idol Fabian) and his slick hustler manager Brian Parker (a deliciously hammy Casey Kasem) run afoul of jaded nightclub owner Cybil Michaels (sharply played to the bitchy hilt by Phoebe Dorin), who tricks Desmond into being the opening act for up and coming new disco singer Tommy Aspen (a nicely smarmy portrayal by Michael Blodgett of “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” fame).
Boy, does this understandably obscure flick offer an alarming embarrassment of hopelessly dated and kitschy 7’s disco riches: We’ve got hideously gaudy clothes, a meandering narrative complete with a predictable happy ending, overpermed hair, foxy gals in tube tops and hot pants shaking their moneymakers, cornball humor, and the inevitable funky-throbbing get-down groovy pulsating disco music. Susette Carroll lends appealing support as the sweet Renny Lawrence, custom car king Chuck Barris makes a cameo appearance as himself sporting gold chains and a half-unbuttoned shirt (hubba hubba!), and Elizabeth Daily can be briefly glimpsed in her inauspicious film debut as an auditioning disco dancer. A real campy hoot and a half.