Staying Alive

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director(s): Sylvester Stallone
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Don't play this competition thing|with me.

Just because you're in a show|and I'm not, that ain't competition.

- Well, what is it?|- Envy!

Will you be there?

Got any messages?

It's an inside joke.

- Tony!|- Hey, Jackie! You were great!

- Are you sure?|- I'm positive. You was fantastic.

- I was nervous knowing you were here.|- You shouldn't have been.

- Are you sure I was OK?|- You were great.

- I'll change. Will you wait?|- Yeah.

- I'll meet you outside.|- Sure, why not?



I wanted to tell you|I think you're an incredible dancer.

Thank you very much.

I'm a friend of Jackie Coll's.|Tony Manero.

- It's important to have friends.|- I was saying that over breakfast.

Did you want something?|An autograph, or something?

I'd like to get together and talk|some time. Would that be possible?

- About what?|- About how incredible you are.

- Thank you, but I already know that.|- Say what?

I already know.

I used to be incredible myself|when I lived in Brooklyn.

- Really? What happened?|- I moved to Manhattan.

So, where exactly are you imported|from? The vicinity of England?

- Very good.|- See? I know.

- So what do you do?|- I'm sort of into telling the future.

- Great things will happen for you.|- Oh, really? What great things?

You're going to meet this really,|really sensitive, nice type of guy.

Once you get to know him,|you're going to be crazy about him.

- I am?|- Yeah!

So where is he?

I'll go get him. You just wait here.|You'll love him. He's great.

Hey, Rico! She's waiting to see you.|Really! Come on, she's great!

Really!|No, I'll get him.

I got her here. She's nice.|No problem. You'll love her.

Come on...|Wait! Well, come on.

- It didn't happen.|- Imported, indeed!

- How are you doing?|- Strong draught in there, huh?

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Nik Cohn

Nik Cohn (also written Nick Cohn) is a British rock journalist, born in London in 1946. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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