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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jackie
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Laura
Steve Inwood ...
Jesse
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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

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

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It's five years later for Tony Manero. The fever still burns! See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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15 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Saturday Night Fever 2  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$63,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in John Wilson's "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide." See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, Travolta is dancing wearing layered white and black legwarmers. In the same scene, he is shown wearing layered red and black legwarmers. When the scene ends, he is wearing white and black layered legwarmers again. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Who do you think you're dealing with... some little groupie who jumps when you call? Is that who you think I am? We met, we made it. What do you think it was? True love? And you say I used you, but what about you using me? Everybody uses everybody, don't they?
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Spoofs Kiss Me Kate (1953) See more »

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Someone Belonging To Someone
Performed by The Bee Gees
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
Produced by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb, Karl Richardson and Albhy Galuten
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Me and sequels... :)
24 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think this movie is really underrated. Even though it is a little predictable and the acting is not the greatest, i LOVE it and i think that it is worth watching. Me and my sister must've watched it over fifty times. The music is great and the dancing is entertaining. John Travolta is always cool and every character is unique and likable, even Butler(wink) and Laura, the witch. It is humorous at many parts and, (i know i'll get attacked by this comment), but i liked it way better than the first movie. But i liked Grease 2 also. Please watch Staying Alive, it's really good. And if you like dancing movies, watch the In-crowd (1988), it's cool.


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