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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.

Director:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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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 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$64,892,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,092,670
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Technical Specs

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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

The famous location of the "2001 Odyssey" discotheque from Saturday Night Fever (1977) is seen in this film when Tony Manero (John Travolta) walks past. The disco became a gay night-club "Spectrum" in 1987, but the building was demolished in 2005. Its address was 802 64th Street, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. See more »

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During the rehearsal segment, the camera crew is reflected in the mirrors. 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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Soundtracks

(We Dance) So Close To The Fire
Performed by Tommy Faragher
Written by Randy Bishop and Tommy Faragher
Produced by Stewart Levine and Randy Bishop
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Without a doubt one of the worst movies in history
3 March 2008 | by JimS_8686See all my reviews

Staying Alive is an abomination. An annoying, pointless exercise in narcissism, executed so ineptly in every way imaginable, that it holds a secure and well-deserved place in history as one of the worst films ever made.

Two elements which made the original such a surprise hit in 1977 (disco dancing and the chart-topping Bee Gees soundtrack) have been replaced by what can best be described as absurdly choreographed aerobic dry humping routines shot in slow motion along with music by - you guessed it - Frank Stallone.

As the so-called "brains" behind this monumental failure, Sylvester Stallone may as well have taken a pristine 70MM print of the original classic Saturday Night Fever, filmed himself defecating all over it, and made that the final hidden scene at the conclusion of the end credits.

Stallone also appears briefly in what has to be the strangest cameo ever - engaging in a homo erotic stare down with Manero while wearing a fur coat that looks like it was raided from Liberace's closet.

Staying Alive makes Showgirls seem like it could have been written and directed by Bob Fosse. Avoid this monumental turd at all costs.


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