Staying AliveIt'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. Manero lands a part as a backup dancer and falls back into old habits as he lusts after Broadway bad girl Laura (Finola Hughes).
Actors of "Staying Alive"
Characters of "Staying Alive"
Directors of "Staying Alive"Sylvester StalloneBirthdate: 6 July 1946, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Staying Alive"Nik CohnBirthdate: 1946, London, England, UKSylvester StalloneBirthdate: 6 July 1946, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Staying Alive"TIME MagazineJuly 24, 2014
As always Travolta is urban gorgeous and very charming. The rest of the film is neither.VarietyOctober 24, 2008
The bottom line is that Staying Alive is nowhere as good as its 1977 predecessor, Saturday Night Fever.Time OutJune 24, 2006
All could be forgiven if it weren't for the soulless overall slickness.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
A slick, commercial cinematic jukebox, a series of self-contained song-and-dance sequences that could be cut apart and played forever on MTV -- which is probably what will happen.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
A sequel with no understanding of what made its predecessor work.People MagazineJuly 24, 2014
It is a movie caught in a time warp: a slick MTV video that celebrates Eisenhower-era morality. For the Staying Alive audience, the problem is staying awake.Radio TimesJuly 24, 2014
Not quite a career low for John Travolta -- Two of a Kind was still to come -- but one he nevertheless would probably love to forget.Film4February 25, 2009
Tracking Travolta's adventures as he gets to perform on Broadway and falls in and out of love, director Stallone is in his mindless mode when it comes to characterization.TV GuideFebruary 25, 2009
It all amounts to an embarrassing show of unrestrained, Hollywood-style egomania.FulvueDrive-in.comOctober 25, 2007
If not quite one of the worst sequels ever made, it's near the top of the list of all-time most disappointing sequels. Writer-director Stallone stupidly attempts to turn Tony Manero into a dancing Rocky.Kansas City KansanOctober 15, 2004
Was this sequel really necessary? Nope.
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