Staying Alive (1983) (part 6 of 6)

People are filing into the theater, and it looks to be a full house. In the dressing rooms, the ladies are putting on their makeup and stretching, and Tony is pacing nervously. Five minutes until showtime is called, and techies hustle and bustle.

Jesse shows up to remind Tony to dance for the audience, not himself. Jackie comes in to reassure Tony, and since we’re all in a reassuring vibe, let me reassure you that there’s only 17 minutes left to go. Not a quick 17 minutes, I’ll grant you, but 17 minutes you will never forget. No matter how hard you try.

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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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  • Spokesnight

    You need to rewatch this movie because the Bee Gees music was not ‘omnipresent’, nowhere near…but Sylvester Stallone’s brother Frank’s was, and it dominated most of the film. I’d gladly take and hour and a half of classic Bee Gees ‘Saturday Night Fever’ music over the crap here. The Bee Gees songs were mostly faded out or only snippets were played. Sly said “I felt sorry for The Bee Gees, but no one wanted to publish Frank’s music, and you have to look after family”. You see, no one wanted to release Frank’s music. Maybe there was a reason for that!

  • C Flaps

    Ed Harris is a closet case, just like most people who hate disco. Billions of disco records were sold pal, hence the reason MOST of the world loved it. It killed Rock ‘n’ roll.

    • Michael A. Novelli

      Wow, I’m not certain which part of that post to criticize first…

      • RadioChuck

        The original poster also seems to be forgetting that a good # of rock classics were released during the disco era…”it killed rock n roll”, indeed.

    • Fearfanforever

      And then Rock ‘n’ Roll came back less than a decade later, curb stomped it, raped it with it’s own disco ball, then took a dump in its pool.
      Lets face it, while Disco was popular for a time, and while there were legitimately good disco songs, looking back the majority of it is a wretched pile of feces.
      And as we were all taught as children, putting feces in your ears is bad for you.