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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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Sylvester Stallone

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Nik Cohn (based upon characters created by), Sylvester Stallone | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Tony Manero
Cynthia Rhodes ... Jackie
Finola Hughes ... Laura
Steve Inwood Steve Inwood ... Jesse
Julie Bovasso ... Mrs. Manero
Charles Ward Charles Ward ... Butler
Steve Bickford Steve Bickford ... Sound Technician
Patrick Brady Patrick Brady ... Derelict
Norma Donaldson Norma Donaldson ... Fatima
Jesse Doran Jesse Doran ... Mark
Joyce Hyser ... Linda
Deborah Jenssen Deborah Jenssen ... Margaret
Robert Martini Robert Martini ... Fred
Sarah M. Miles Sarah M. Miles ... Joy (as Sarah Miles)
Tony Munafo Tony Munafo ... Doorman
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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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Taglines:

It's only happened once before... The man. The music. The movie. Now - it's happening all over again. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saturday Night Fever II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,146,143, 17 July 1983

Gross USA:

$64,892,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,892,670
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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

Quotes

Laura: Oh, don't take it personally.
Tony Manero: I've got to. There's no one else in the room!
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited just 30 seconds from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. 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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Another bad sequel
8 April 2018 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

"Saturday Night Fever" was Gene Siskel's favorite movie and I doubt he was pleased with this. I read Roger Ebert's review of it and I make mostly the same points as him. The characters and dialogue are all clichéd. Everything is just too predictable. I kept waiting the whole movie to hear "Staying Alive" as that was the title of the film! They do play it at the very end so I'm give them that.

The plot is that Tony (John Travolta) tries to become a dancer in a stage play called "Satan's Alley". He's involved in a love triangle kind of like the first movie, only not entertaining. This movie is just plain boring and it wasn't even saved by that bizarre play at the end. At least, unlike "Grease 2" they got the lead actor back. Travolta certainly trained hard for this. It wasn't worth it. *1/2


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