|year: 1983 cast: Sylvester Stallone, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood rating: ***|
Travolta struggles to make it from the streets to lead dancer in the cheesiest Broadway musical ever created, SATAN'S ALLEY, a cross between CATS and a surreal flu dream. Playing the character he made famous in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Travolta's former Disco King Tony Manero charms his way into the bed of gorgeous Broadway star Finola Hughes, who turns the tables and uses him.
Cynthia Rhodes with John Travolta in STAYING ALIVE
It's too bad the Bee Gee's Soundtrack, unlike the classic romps from the original, is full of breezy and forgettable pop tunes (Frank Stallone's FAR FROM OVER captures the "drive" a lot better). But if you like corny movies, STAYING ALIVE takes the cheesecake.
|Cynthia Rhodes croons with Frank Stallone, described by Tony as a "demented paratrooper"|
|Director cameo Sylvester Stallone spotted by John Travolta in New York|