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Staying Alive (1983)

 -  Drama | Music  -  15 July 1983 (USA)
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It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

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Laura
Steve Inwood ...
Jesse
Julie Bovasso ...
Charles Ward ...
Butler
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Patrick Brady ...
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Norma Donaldson ...
Fatima
Jesse Doran ...
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Deborah Jenssen ...
Margaret
Robert Martini ...
Fred
Sarah M. Miles ...
Joy (as Sarah Miles)
Tony Munafo ...
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Tony Manero tries to make it as a professional dancer on Broadway in this sequel to Saturday Night Fever. Stallone makes a cameo appearance. Written by Mark J. Popp <mjpopp@cwave.com>

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Dance to your own beat. See more »

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15 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Sobreviviendo  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$63,800,000 (USA)
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John Travolta was once touted to going to be starring in the film version of A Chorus Line (1985) which was in development around the time. Travolta did not end up being in that movie, but what was ironic, was that this film had a New York Broadway chorus line storyline. See more »

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When Tony tries out for the second show, he wears number 46. In one quick shot, he wears number 40, his number from the first tryout. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Manero: I don't believe it, and don't get fresh with me. This, this attitude you're talking about... that's what got you out of this damn neighborhood.
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"I Want To Strut." - Fun stuff...
22 December 1998 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

What, no user comments for Staying Alive? Well then I guess I better add one. :) This movie is entertaining, but I must tell you, I always thought this film was considered a BIG flop until I checked business information here. Hell, it made almost 70 million - that doesn't sound like too much of a flop to me.

Staying Alive is a pretty good film, though not even close to the MONSTER that Saturday Night Fever was years earlier. It has a nice soundtrack (again, how can it compare to the one from the first film - TWENTY MILLION albums sold is no easy feat to match) and manages to make us still love Tony Manero no matter how big of a dork he is at times.

Yeah, the film is unbelievable and silly as hell at times, but it's still a good hour and half of fun to check out when you have time. How many people remember this film was directed by Sylvester Stallone? Not many. Look for his cameo performance (he bumps into Travolta on the street while passing by) as well as hearing someone yell "Yo Adrian! Showtime" while the dancers are preparing for their show toward the end of the film. Corny stuff, but fun, and Tony can still strut. Enjoy!


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