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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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Laura
Steve Inwood ...
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Charles Ward ...
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Patrick Brady ...
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Norma Donaldson ...
Fatima
Jesse Doran ...
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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

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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Drama | Music | Romance

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15 July 1983 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$63,800,000 (USA)
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Writer-director Sylvester Stallone's brother Frank Stallone appears in a supporting role as Carl, a rhythm guitarist. 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

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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Waking Up
Performed by Frank Stallone and Cynthia Rhodes
Written by Frank Stallone, Vince DiCola and Arthur Colatrella
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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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