Staying Alive

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Staying Alive is a 1983 sequel to the box office hit Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as the same character, Tony Manero.

The title comes from the song by the Bee Gees.

The movie was directed by Sylvester Stallone with songs performed by Frank Stallone, Sylvester's brother.

This was Finola Hughes' film debut.

Tony Manero is six years older, and now is auditioning for Broadway. The movie has him having left Brooklyn and now living in Manhattan. He has little money and is staying in a flophouse while he tries to break into a major Broadway show as a dancer. The world of show business however is highly competitive, and the established performers resent this newcomer who they see as an intruder trying to push them out of their positions. His mother while having high hopes for her son also disapproves of the racy nature of the dancing in the show, which she finds shocking; to top it off the show is called "Satan's Alley." In the end, Manero's mother accepts his newfound career, while Manero learns the hard way that he has to keep his ego and his personal conflicts off the stage in order to make it in Broadway.

Awards and nominations

Nominated: Worst Actor (John Travolta)
Nominated: Worst New Star (Finola Hughes)

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