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Staying Alive

Staying Alive is the 1983 sequel to Saturday Night Fever (1977). It follows John Travolta's character Tony Manero now he's moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan in New York, to get work as a a professional dancer. He's auditioning for Broadway shows during the day and working as a waiter and teaching dance classes in the evening. And he's dating Jackie (Cynthia Rhodes) a fellow dancer.

One night Tony sees lead dancer Laura (Finola Hughes) in a show and becomes enthralled by her. Both he and Jackie are cast in her latest show Satan's Alley as chorus dancers but Tony ends up becoming the lead male dancer alongside Laura. Since he's become involved with her and is more interested than she is, the situation becomes complicated!

I like Saturday Night Fever but Staying Alive is my favourite. I like the storyline of the Broadway show and the songs are good too. :) The Bee Gees (who of course also sang for Saturday Night Fever) and Sylvester Stallone's brother Frank sang most of them (Sylvester directed the film). Cynthia Rhodes did too, since her character Jackie is a band with Carl (played by Frank Stallone).

Tony has grown up a lot since Saturday Night Fever but he still doesn't treat women that well. Jackie is a devoted girlfriend but he seems to forget all about her when he pursues Laura. Ironically he gets annoyed when Laura doesn't want to commit to him!

Here is a scene from the opening night of Satan's Alley. This is Act I. Towards the end of the dance, Tony decides to improvise and show what he can do! The song So Close to the Fire was sung by Tommy Faragher.




Watch the rest of the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi_s80wZURM

And here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynrfz14y8zY

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