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Staying Alive (1983)

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

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Jackie
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Laura
Steve Inwood ...
Jesse
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Charles Ward ...
Butler
Steve Bickford ...
Sound Technician
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 ...
Doorman
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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 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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15 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Saturday Night Fever 2  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$63,800,000 (USA)
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John Travolta suggested Sylvester Stallone to producer Robert Stigwood after Travolta saw Rocky III (1982) while on vacation in Hawaii. Travolta 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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Tony works as a waiter at the disco. At one point, he gets bumped and drops his tray, which is full of glasses. A beer bottle falls. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: You wanna dance? You follow my rules! This is not a democracy! You know, you're not exactly the greatest dancer ever to hit Broadway!
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Devils And Seducers
Performed by Gary Wright
Written by Gary Wright and Dori Wright
Produced and arranged by Gary Wright
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Extend Butler Extend!
17 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For those of you who think this movie is a let down, then I am afraid you are let down.

This 80's classic has more fever in its final scene than the whole of the first movie put together.

Okay the first one rocked, get over it, its a story about life and having the confidence to go for it. There is not a part in this movie that is I personally don't like, in fact I could probably read the script start to finish. I ain't no freak but this movie is quite simply a master piece, It is the Rocky IV of dance movies and twice the film at that. Its a progression of his life, the disco days are gone and he needs to get something going to quench his thirst for life. It if anything teaches you to reach for the the unattainable, the only barriers in life are the ones we put up our selves, Manero teaches us we can go all the way and not sell ourselves short. Read between the lines 80's Edam and I love it!

I GIVE YOU THE LEAD IN A Broadway SHOW AND YOU WALK OUT THE DOOR!

Count it Down! and 5678.


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