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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

Writers:

Nik Cohn (based upon characters created by), Sylvester Stallone | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

The electrifying sequel to Saturday Night Fever. 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)

Gross USA:

$64,892,670

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,092,670
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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

This sequel to Saturday Night Fever (1977) was directed by Sylvester Stallone. In that film, in the bedroom of Tony Manero (John Travolta), was a movie poster for Rocky (1976) which starred Stallone. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jackie: You know a woman's career as a dancer is half as long as a man's? So that means I have half as many chances of making it, right?
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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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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 June 2015 (2015) See more »

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Royale Theater Show
Written by Frank Stallone and Vince DiCola
Produced by Frank Stallone
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One Actor - - - - many shapes!!!!!
12 November 1999 | by Ian Mc-3See all my reviews

Seeing this film on TV again the other night made me wonder how amazing the human body is.... or more specifically John Travolta's body.

In Michael and Get Shorty he had a tremendous girth for the character's roles yet the films before and after Phenomenon and Broken arrow show a different size. and then we have the extreme end of the scale in this film. Sly Stallone trained Travolta for 3 months to get him into the rippling muscled fat free condition he displays in this film.

It just goes to show you that your fat levels aren't really THAT predetermined by birth and genetics afterall. All you have to to is be committed to attaining a the shape you want to be. Travolta can be slim, medium or large build, muscled, fat or average depending on the film role his ability in this regard is second only to Robert deNiro of raging Bull and Cape fear physique abilities.

Travolta wil never be out of work while he is able to mold himself into his characters. The charcter of Tony would not have been believeable in this film in any shape other than the one depicted by John Travolta in this film. he got it spot on --- in appearance, line delivery and overall feeling!

7/10


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