Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
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
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Although the film is considered a flop by many, it did well enough financially that Paramount considered having Stallone and Travolta star together in The Godfather III as their next project. The story reportedly would have had Stallone and Travolta as rival mob leaders caught up in a drug trade war. The idea was eventually eschewed when the original creative team of Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, and Al Pacino decided to return for a third installment. See more »
When Tony is pacing the lobby waiting for the phone call; tape is visible on the floor, marking where he is supposed to stop and turn around. In wide shots, the tape is gone. See more »
You wanna dance? You follow my rules! This is not a democracy! You know, you're not exactly the greatest dancer ever to hit Broadway!
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NBC edited just 30 seconds from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »
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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