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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
Steve Bickford ...
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Patrick Brady ...
Derelict
Norma Donaldson ...
Fatima
Jesse Doran ...
Mark
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Linda
Deborah Jenssen ...
Margaret
Robert Martini ...
Fred
Sarah M. Miles ...
Joy (as Sarah Miles)
Tony Munafo ...
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Storyline

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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Tony Manero knows the old days are over - But nobody's gonna tell him he can't feel that good again. See more »

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Release Date:

15 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sobreviviendo  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$63,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

John Travolta suggested Sylvester Stallone to producer Robert Stigwood after Travolta saw Rocky III (1982) while on vacation in Hawaii. Stallone loved the film, and told Stigwood that if he could pull off sequels that well, he would be the ideal choice for directing Staying Alive. See more »

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During the rehearsal segment, the camera crew is reflected in the mirrors. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tony Manero: You know what I wanna do?
Jackie: What?
Tony Manero: Strut.
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Spoofed in Making the Grade (1984) See more »

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Hope We Never Change
Performed by Frank Stallone and Cynthia Rhodes
Written by Frank Stallone, Vince DiCola and Joe Esposito (as Joe Bean Esposito)
Produced by Frank Stallone
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I agree..!!
6 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely agree with Treadway...this is one of my favorite movies ever...when it came out in 1983 my kids were babies and we still had drive ins..I must have taken my babies to see that(they slept)7 times at the drive in..the music..the dancing...everyone was so good looking..it was and is a FUN movie..and thats what counts..!! Now my new kids can enjoy it as well...I LOVE Cynthia Rhoads..she can dance her fanny off and she is a wonderful singer as well. No this movie won't win an Oscar but how many times do you want to see Sheindlers List(sp)? The music is wonderful..I ADORE the Bee Gees and the dance number with Travolta and Rhodes is so sensual and sexy. The last number is just plain FUN...I don't have anything bad at all to say about this movie..10+ stars..!!


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