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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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Dance to your own beat. 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 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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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a few of 1980s musicals featuring Cynthia Rhodes. The others being Flashdance (1983), a small role in Xanadu (1980), and Dirty Dancing (1987). See more »

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

Quotes

Joy: Hello, I'm Joy.
Tony Manero: And I'm happiness!
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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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Moody Girl
Performed by Frank Stallone
Written by Frank Stallone, Vince DiCola and Joe Esposito (as Joe Bean Esposito)
Produced by Frank Stallone
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A Trip to Hell, Scored by Frank Stallone
6 July 2001 | by scorpio-xSee all my reviews

Oh! So hokey! So bad! Tony Manero gets a job on the world's worst Broadway musical where two soap opera actresses catfight over his affections. Did I mention that all the music is by Frank Stallone? Of course this is because Sylvester Stallone directed, but Sly also keeps things in the family way by plopping Mama Jackie Stallone headbands on every friggin' chick in the film. The musical seems to involve a lot of dancers writhing about in "hell" (Drowning in dry ice, wearing Jackie headbands and listening to Frank, so there is at least a few scant shreds of reality fluttering here.), basting Tony in baby oil and tearing at his loincloth. This goes on non-stop for about the last 20 minutes, except for the moment when the director comes back waving his scarf at Tony and hollering "What is going on out there?" (Yeah, man, I was wondering too.) Still, if you're a fan of Travolta in his liberally greased and half-naked physical prime, you might derive a modicum of enjoyment from this. (I didn't. My mom did.) Great basket shot at the end, though.


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