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Staying Alive (1983)

PG  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  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 challenge yet - succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.



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Norma Donaldson ...
Jesse Doran ...
Deborah Jenssen ...
Robert Martini ...
Sarah M. Miles ...
Joy (as Sarah Miles)
Tony Munafo ...


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 <>

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1980s | broadway | dancer | dance | stage | See All (43) »


The electrifying sequel to Saturday Night Fever. See more »


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15 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Sobreviviendo  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)


$63,800,000 (USA)

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Tony Manero: Everybody uses everybody, don't they?
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I agree..!!
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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 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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