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Staying Alive (1983)

PG | | Drama, Music, Romance | 15 July 1983 (USA)
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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Deborah Jenssen ...
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Robert Martini ...
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Sarah M. Miles ...
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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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The electrifying sequel to Saturday Night Fever. See more »

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15 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Saturday Night Fever 2  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$64,892,670 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

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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 »

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Tony Manero: Did you hear the way she talked? All intelligent like.
Jackie: Tony, an accent doesn't make you intelligent. If it did, you'd be Einstein.
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Waking Up
Performed by Frank Stallone and Cynthia Rhodes
Written by Frank Stallone, Vince DiCola and Arthur Colatrella
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A Trip to Hell, Scored by Frank Stallone
6 July 2001 | by (Las Vegas) – See 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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