Staying Alive (1983) (part 4 of 6)

Even later, Jackie is waiting for Tony outside in the cold. Babe, let me give you a bit of advice: Hanging out all alone in New York late at night is never a good idea. But whether she gets mugged or if Tony shows up, either way she’s going to have to deal with an asshole. She gives up on waiting and walks off. A drum machine starts up, and we’re off to the rehearsals for the big show.

Tony, Jackie, and the rest of the chorus are running through a routine, while Jesse watches with disapproval. He stops the rehearsal so he can lecture them on how to truly feel the dancing. And it’s here that we learn the production is called Satan’s Alley.

Jesse describes it as “a journey through hell” that ends “with an ascent to heaven”. Oh, I see. So it’s about a guy who goes to see Staying Alive and then leaves the theater. Just kidding—the exact plot is never really spelled out. Believe me, though, when the show is finally unveiled, your mind will be blown. Trust me.

Caption contributed by Ed

“I have a bad feeling I look like Kenny Loggins!”

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Staying Alive (1983)

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