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Robert Allen Schnitzer
In this sequel to Saturday Night Fever, former disco king Tony Manero has left Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan. He stays in a cheap hotel and works as a dance instructor and as a waiter at a dance club, trying to succeed as a professional dancer on Broadway. The breakaway from his Brooklyn life, family and friends seems to have matured Tony and refined his personality, represented by his diminished accent and his avoidance of alcohol and profanity. However, certain attitudes have not changed, as with his most recent girlfriend, who's also the singer of a local rock band. Written by
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Originally, Paramount wanted Sylvester Stallone to also play the Broadway stage director. He declined, partly because the studio couldn't provide his (then rock-bottom) $2 million rate, but also not to detract from Travolta's performance. He claimed "that is me up there on the screen," so he didn't feel any need to act in the film. See more »
When Tony is pacing the lobby waiting for the phone call; tape is visible on the floor, marking where he is supposed to stop and turn around. In wide shots, the tape is gone. See more »
Seeing this film on TV again the other night made me wonder how amazing the human body is.... or more specifically John Travolta's body.
In Michael and Get Shorty he had a tremendous girth for the character's roles yet the films before and after Phenomenon and Broken arrow show a different size. and then we have the extreme end of the scale in this film. Sly Stallone trained Travolta for 3 months to get him into the rippling muscled fat free condition he displays in this film.
It just goes to show you that your fat levels aren't really THAT predetermined by birth and genetics afterall. All you have to to is be committed to attaining a the shape you want to be. Travolta can be slim, medium or large build, muscled, fat or average depending on the film role his ability in this regard is second only to Robert deNiro of raging Bull and Cape fear physique abilities.
Travolta wil never be out of work while he is able to mold himself into his characters. The charcter of Tony would not have been believeable in this film in any shape other than the one depicted by John Travolta in this film. he got it spot on --- in appearance, line delivery and overall feeling!
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