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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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Sylvester Stallone

Writers:

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

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Originally, Nick Cohn wrote the script of a sequel faithfully based on the first, between 1979 and 1980. However, it was rewritten when Stallone served as director in 1982. See more »

Goofs

Tony works as a waiter at the disco. At one point, he gets bumped and drops his tray, which is full of glasses. A beer bottle falls. See more »

Quotes

Tony Manero: Last time I came over, I almost got brain damaged. You guys party too hard; you ought to be a tag team.
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited just 30 seconds from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Featured in I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1983 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Woman In You
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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I agree..!!
6 June 2005 | by stillblessedin05See all my reviews

I absolutely agree with Treadway...this is one of my favorite movies ever...when it came out in 1983 my kids were babies and we still had drive ins..I must have taken my babies to see that(they slept)7 times at the drive in..the music..the dancing...everyone was so good looking..it was and is a FUN movie..and thats what counts..!! Now my new kids can enjoy it as well...I LOVE Cynthia Rhoads..she can dance her fanny off and she is a wonderful singer as well. No this movie won't win an Oscar but how many times do you want to see Sheindlers List(sp)? The music is wonderful..I ADORE the Bee Gees and the dance number with Travolta and Rhodes is so sensual and sexy. The last number is just plain FUN...I don't have anything bad at all to say about this movie..10+ stars..!!


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