Staying Alive (1983)



Critic Consensus: This sequel to Saturday Night Fever is shockingly embarrassing and unnecessary, trading the original's dramatic depth for a series of uninspired dance sequences.

Movie Info

This sequel to Saturday Night Fever is set six years after Tony Manero blew the competition away during a local disco contest. Now he is an aspiring Broadway dancer who finally gets a part in a show. He discovers that the glamour is a facade for hours of hard work.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Norman Wexler, Sylvester Stallone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 8, 2002
Paramount Home Video


as Tony Manero

as Mrs. Manero

as Derelict

as Derelict

as Linda

as Sound Technician

as Doorman

as Choreographer

as Dancer

as Dancer

as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Staying Alive

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (5)

As always Travolta is urban gorgeous and very charming. The rest of the film is neither.

Full Review… | July 24, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

The bottom line is that Staying Alive is nowhere as good as its 1977 predecessor, Saturday Night Fever.

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
Top Critic

All could be forgiven if it weren't for the soulless overall slickness.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A sequel with no understanding of what made its predecessor work.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

[Sylvester Stallone] pours lots of energy but little intelligence into scads of short, sweaty scenes more suited to the rhythms of cable-TV ''rock video'' than to the wide screen.

Full Review… | July 24, 2014
Christian Science Monitor

Audience Reviews for Staying Alive

Boring, terrible and the begining of Travolta's decline.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

I got bored with this movie so fast, it's not even funny. No one cares about what Tony's boring life is like after all the interesting stuff already happened.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I actually liked this sequel. Seems like I?m the only one though! I had no idea Sylvester Stallone directed it though. I suppose it's quite similar to Rocky in many ways!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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