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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:
... Tony Manero
... Jackie
... Laura
Steve Inwood ... Jesse
... Mrs. Manero
Charles Ward ... Butler
Steve Bickford ... Sound Technician
Patrick Brady ... Derelict
Norma Donaldson ... Fatima
Jesse Doran ... Mark
... 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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Dance to your own beat. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Saturday Night Fever 2  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$64,892,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,092,670
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1.85 : 1
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Cameo: Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi guitarist, appears in the film as a Frank Stallone band member in the scene which Tony Manero visits Jackie as she rehearses at the club. See more »

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

Quotes

Laura: [To Tony, after he protested that they had a relationship ] Guys like you aren't relationships, they're exercise.
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Connections

Referenced in Operación Mantis (El exterminio del macho) (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Finding Out The Hard Way
Performed by Cynthia Rhodes
Written by Frank Stallone and Roy Freeland
Produced by Stewart Levine and Frank Stallone
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love this movie!!!
9 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie. I grew up dancing in my basement to this soundtrack. John Travolta always a genius and Cynthia Rhodes is brilliant.

I think it is best to not compare it to Saturday Night Fever. Saturday Night Fever is in a league of its own and I do think Mr. Stallone was not trying to recreate the original.

On its own it is a fantastic movie!! Killer soundtrack and amazing dancing!! The best scenes in my opinion, are the opening audition scene, that is some serious dancing from Travolta, as well as the last scene of Satan's Alley-"Jump Damn it!!"

What more can you ask for???


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