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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