Staying Alive (1983) Script


One, two, one two three... !

# "This is the end"

# "You made your choice" and now my chance is over

# "l thought l was in"

# "You put me down" and say l'm goin' nowhere

# "Save me, darlin'"

# "l am down but l am far from over"

# "Give me somethin'"

# "l need it all 'cause l am runnin' over"


# "Save me, darling"

# "l am down but l am far from over"

# "Give me somethin'"

# "l need it all 'cause l am running over"

# "Back in the race"

# "l'm movin' in 'cause l am getting closer"

# "l'm diggin' in"

# "l want it more" than anything l've wanted

# "Save me, darlin'"

# "l am down but l am far from over"

# "Give me somethin'"

# "l need it all 'cause l am running over"

# "l'm runnin' over"

# "l'm runnin' o... ver" #


One, two, three, four.

One, two, three, four.

Back, two, three... Really stretch it...three, four.

One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four.

Keep going.

Tony...

What happened? Typical.

What do you mean? l turned them down.

Come on. What happened really? Tony! Come on, you're late! l'll talk to you later. Fatima!

Why are you late? My Rolls got towed away.

Don't play, we've got people here. lf l gave you $1 ,000,000 would you be mad at me?

Sure! You would?

Still? That's a beautiful dress you've got on. lt is. You know, l can see them... Sexy.

How about a quarter, as a down payment on that $1 ,000,000?

Think l won't keep it? l will keep it. Believe that. l know you will take it.

There you go. One, two, three...

...four, five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Try again from the top. Come on, you're dancing! You love it!

OK, once again. Five, six, seven, eight!

Look in the mirrors at yourselves. You got attitude. You got strength.

Attitude, come on... Molly, watch your line.

Be proud! You're dancers. You love dancing.

That's it. We've got potential here. We've got real potential.

# "... You can hold me," You can throw me down

# "But your baby needs love," "Show me what to do with the..." #

Any messages?


Any messages?

# "You gotta work a little harder" than the next guy

# "Be a little smarter if you wanna survive"

# "You gotta know just what to do" but to never look behind

# "You gotta look out for number one"

# "Set your sights" on the stars and the sun

# "Look out for number one"

# "You gotta push a little harder, yeah..."

Hey, Tony, how's your love life? All right.

You know why l order so many drinks? You're an alcoholic.

No. Because l love to watch your walk.

Oooh, oooh! l like that! Great walk.

# "You gotta look out for number one..."

# "Set your sights" on the stars and the sun

# "Look out for number one..."

How are you, Margaret? Freddie, where's my order?

Coming up. Some of your groupie friends are here.

Who? Those friends of yours.

They're acquaintances. How about sharing the wealth?

Am l your booking agent? You don't want to share? l don't need your hand-me-downs.

Have you got emotional problems? You think l need a shrink?

How late are you working tonight? Till three.

Want to come over? Last time, l almost got brain damage.

You party too hard. You ought to be a tag team.

Good guys are hard to find.

Why don't you try the army?

# "...Be a little smarter"

# "Groove a little faster"

# "Love is what you're after"

# "Well, you gotta" look out for number one

# "Set your sights" on the stars and the sun

# "Look out for number one"

# "You gotta push a little harder," push a little harder...

Are we on later? No, l can't make it.

Why not?

Lately, l've been career oriented. What's that mean? l don't have time for relationships right now.

That right?

Well, let me tell you something.

Guys like you aren't relationships, you're exercise.

# "...A little harder, push a little harder"

# "A little smarter, oh yeah" #

Why do you have to go? lt's only six. l want to get something going today.

Don't you want to stay for breakfast? No, l'm not hungry.

What's wrong? Nothing. l just want to get something going today.

You will. l'll see you later. l'll miss you. You don't have to say that, Jackie. l know l don't.

# "lt don't matter who you are"

# "Anyone can be a star"

# "Brighter than the lightning"

# "You go as far as you go..." l'm a dancer by nature. l studied for four years and now l teach.

But l'm very available for TV work. No.

Good day.

Acting roles... l do dramatic parts. l can do comedy roles. l'd consider doing a soap opera or even a roadshow, a musical of some sort. l would consider doing a print ad. lf you're looking for the outdoor type, l'm good at some sports, like weightlifting and stickball and push-ups, and... lf absolutely necessary, l don't mind doing any kind of extra work.

Except l promised my mother l'd never do any nudity. l guess she's afraid that l might get a cold.

But the fact still is, l'm a dancer by nature.

Whatever.

Yeah, whatever.

lt's like you're invisible.

They make you feel like you're wasting your time.

What's really weird is that they all sound like my father used to.

Why be down on yourself? You know what you can do.

What about you? What about me?

You've been doing choruses for six years.

Don't you want to do something that's all you? lf it happens, good. lf not, too bad. How could you think that way?

A woman's dancing career is half as long as a man's.

So l have half as many chances as you of making it. l've got to be real with myself. l don't know, l guess so.

Mm...cherry.

See you later. Will you come tonight? lt's the last show. l don't think l can make it.

Why the excuses? What excuses?

Don't play this competition thing with me.

Just because you're in a show and l'm not, that ain't competition.

Well, what is it? Envy!

Will you be there?


Got any messages? lt's an inside joke.


Tony! Hey, Jackie! You were great!

Are you sure? l'm positive. You was fantastic. l was nervous knowing you were here. You shouldn't have been.

Are you sure l was OK? You were great. l'll change. Will you wait? Yeah. l'll meet you outside. Sure, why not?


Hi.

Yes? l wanted to tell you l think you're an incredible dancer.

Thank you very much. l'm a friend of Jackie Coll's. Tony Manero. lt's important to have friends. l was saying that over breakfast.

Did you want something? An autograph, or something? l'd like to get together and talk some time. Would that be possible?

About what? About how incredible you are.

Thank you, but l already know that. Say what? l already know.

l used to be incredible myself when l lived in Brooklyn.

Really? What happened? l moved to Manhattan.

So, where exactly are you imported from? The vicinity of England?

Very good. See? l know.

So what do you do? l'm sort of into telling the future.

Great things will happen for you. Oh, really? What great things?

You're going to meet this really, really sensitive, nice type of guy.

Once you get to know him, you're going to be crazy about him. l am? Yeah!

So where is he? l'll go get him. You just wait here. You'll love him. He's great.

Hey, Rico! She's waiting to see you. Really! Come on, she's great!

Really! No, l'll get him. l got her here. She's nice. No problem. You'll love her.

Come on... Wait! Well, come on.

lt didn't happen. lmported, indeed!

How are you doing? Strong draught in there, huh?

Come in. You nearly broke my face with the door. l'm giving you my best come-ons and you try to mangle my face.

Well, Jimmy, you see... Tony!

Whatever.

You seem to take pleasure in treating women as though we're incredibly stupid. lf you're mad at me, l apologise. l thought l was being charming.

You did try to damage my head. But the thing is that l... l amazingly respect your dancing talent. And your womanhood. l didn't always respect womanhood, but since l moved to Manhattan, l got this new, mature outlook. l don't smoke, l don't drink, l don't curse.

Anyway, l would like to take you out.

Maybe we could have a drink, maybe have some dinner. And...

But someplace informal, because my suits are all being pressed.

Well, thank you but l have to go home early tonight.

We're auditioning for the new show. Are you in it?

Definitely. Are you a dancer? Yeah, couldn't you tell?

Oh, of course. Why don't you come by tomorrow? l could put in a good word for you. No, don't do that. Please. l really don't need any help in that department.

OK. Are you sure you can't go out tonight?

Sorry.

Well, if l don't see you any more, nice meeting you and being insulted by you.

My pleasure.

Aren't you coming tomorrow? l knew you wanted to see me again.

Taxi!

Want to eat? l got to get to the club.

Why do you work at that club? Extra money.

There's an audition tomorrow. l told you a week ago.

Really? Yeah. You'll audition, won't you?

Why not? Rejection's a hobby now.

Oh, listen to you!

Small world, isn't it? Goodnight.

Goodnight. ''Small world...'' Do you know her?

Just informally. How did you meet her?

She was passing. l said she was an OK dancer.

You told her she's OK!

Something to that effect. She's a great dancer!

Whose is the limo? l think it belongs to her.

She comes from money. Really? ls she heavily involved with someone?

What do you mean?

Has she got a lot of guys drooling over her? l don't want to hear if you're hot over somebody. l just respect her dancing. Yeah...

Did you hear the way she talks? lt's so intelligent. l love it.

An accent doesn't make you intelligent. lf it did, you'd be Einstein.

Jackie, l'm not trying to make you jealous. You're a good dancer.

What can l say? Don't play these games.

What games? l'll see you tomorrow.

Come on, l don't even know her!

Are you sure you don't want something to eat?

Manero, you've got a way with words!


Very good. Excellent!

Just in case you've got to hear it again, it's whoever's right for the show.

Michelle, Tracy...

Smitty...

Karen, yes... Sorry.

Jackie, you worked real hard. Yes.

OK, that's it. Next group! OK, men please!

Hi, l'm Joy. l'm happiness. l bet you are. l'm the assistant choreographer.

Any questions regarding the routine, please ask me now.

Listen up! This time, try the whole combination right through to the end. lf l don't see you again, you got beautiful legs.

So do you. Listen up! lf you've finished dancing, move off stage!

You're always causing trouble. Get out of here!

OK, now get ready. Joy, count it down.

OK, music!


That's good. That's enough, thank you.

We need pictures, résumés, phone numbers.

We'll get back to you. You were all excellent, but l only need two. Thank you.

Hello, Jimmy.

lt's Tony! Oh, whatever.

l know what you must be thinking. Do you?

They'll call. Don't worry.

Whatever.

You were very good. Thank you. l mean it. Really?

Yeah. Sounds like you appreciated me.

Yes, you could say that.

Could l ask you something? What? lf you appreciate me and l appreciate you, how about getting together and we could appreciate each other?

Appreciate? Yeah, like for many hours. l have a singing lesson l'll have to cancel.

That's all right. l got a dance class l'd have to cancel.

And then l'd have to cancel my manicure. l'd have to cancel my meeting with the mayor.

And then l'd have to cancel my yoga class.

That's all right. l'd have to cancel my brain operation.

Do you think that's a good idea?

# "You say you don't need me"

# "l know where your love goes"

# "You go missing after midnight"

# "l should know better" but the bed is cold

# "And if you think l'm not the real thing"

# "l don't wanna die of hunger"

# "l got my world created for you" But you don't stay

# "Not my imagination, no more,"

# "l can't be dealing with the bad girl" lives in your head

# "You let just someone, l don't cry"

# "You go and take" a stranger's love instead

# "Over you is where l should be"

# "l could be loving you too much"

# "Under me is where you should be"

# "l could be lovin' you too much"

# "You know, l like the way you do it" when you do it right

# "You ain't no one-man woman," Were you ever

# "lf you don't come back running" when you've had enough

# "And baby, you got it, l want it"

# "Show me what's left of your love"

# "Over you is where l should be" l could be lovin' you too much

# "l could be lovin' you...too much"

# "Under me is where you should be" l could be lovin' you too much

# "Too much"

# "Under me is where you should be," "l could be lovin' you too much" #

Laura, are you rich or something? l told you, it isn't important.

Why? ls it some secret? lt's just furniture.

Come on! You'd have to work 1 0 shows to afford this.

Oh, shush.

Look, we had a good time. What? Did l miss something here? l changed the subject. We had a good night.

We had a great night. Great night.

l want to tell you something.

You don't know me well.

And with my past, l don't respect many people.

But l do respect you. Oh. Thank you.

And when you dance, oh, man, l could watch you for hours. Really! lt's like watching smoke move. l know. lt's like you've done something with your life. You're significant.

l think it's time we said goodnight.

What's wrong? Nothing! lt's just 3.00.

And l've got to rehearse tomorrow. Are you serious?

Yeah. Definitely?

Yeah. Oh, no, this is a flash. You can't... l've never been asked to leave. Don't take it personally. l've got to! There's nobody else here! That's true. Well...

Definitely? This is it? l mean, tonight, it's over, that's it?

Oh, no! Oh, Tony, you don't think that, do you? Do you? lt's just until tomorrow.

Hello? Jackie!

Tony? Where are you? l'm making sure the streets are safe for women and children.

Somebody's got to do it. Are you OK?

Great! Are you alone? What?

Are you alone? ls there a vacancy next to you?

There's a vacancy. Why? l was just curious.

Why are you up so late? A professional should watch her health. l'll see you tomorrow if l don't drown.

That boy is strange.

Ring.

# "You gotta work a little harder" than the next guy

# "Be a little smarter if you wanna survive"

# "You gotta move a little faster" than the last time...

Don't touch that phone! Get off!

Yes! Yes, this is Tony Manero. Are you kidding?

Hold on a second... Turn down the radio! l got it? You're kidding?

That boy is crazy. When do l start?

What time? Where? All right, thank you, thank you! l'll be there!

Way to go, Manero!

- Hello. Ma.

Tony! Well, it's about time l hear from you.

Guess what? l got a job on Broadway!

You got a job on Broadway? Doing what?

Dancing! Don't you remember l dance? Hey! No nudity, l hope!

Keep your clothes on. You hear me?

- You hear me? Come on, come off it.

How are you doing? l'm all right, l'm fine! OK. l'll call you later and tell you all the details.

OK, bye-bye.

l love youse.

l got to change my residence.

# l hope we never change

# lf you feel the same

# Time will make us so much stronger

# You give it all to me

# l give it back to you

# We give our love to one another #


# Waking up with my eyes open wide

# Waking up, you're still sleeping by my side

# You've been the heart of me

# You've been the one

# You spoke so soft and tenderly

# You spoke so soft and tenderly

# You pulled the soul from under me

# You bring it out from under me You bring me love, now can't you see

# You bring it out from under me You'll get it all for free

Hi! You're doing great.

Oh, thanks. Congratulations! l heard you're in the show!

Things are happening. Yeah. Are you going to work now?

Yeah, l've got to give in my notice.

You didn't put in a word for me with the director?

No! l got this on my own?

Yes. Really?

Really! All right!

That singer and you were harmonising a little too well.

He's just a friend. Why is he staring at you like that?

Come on, Tony, don't. No, really.

He's staring at you. What is wrong with you? l don't know. l just don't like guys like that.

You are crazy tonight. Maybe l'm feeling a little emotional.

Meet me after work? Yeah, two o'clock.

OK. l'll see you at two. You got a commitment.

# Waking up with my eyes open wide

# Waking up, you're still sleeping by my side

# Waking up with my eyes open wide

# Waking up, you're still sleeping

# Waking, waking, waking up... #

Hello. lt's very cold. Laura!

How are you doing? l'm fine.

But you look like you're freezing.

No, no. We all set?

Mark, this is Tony. Tony was just hired to be in the show.

Good.

Would you like a drink? l've got to be going.

All right, l'll see you at rehearsals, then, and get out of the cold before you crack.

Nice meeting you.


Two, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four.

That's it. Relax!

We have a conceptual interpretation problem, which is easy to overcome if you forget that you're dancers working for a couple of bucks.

You're translators of body language. That's all dancing is: body language.

So don't waste my time going through the motions of emotions.

You gotta feel what the hell you're doing.

The show's called ''Satan's Alley''. lt's a journey through hell. lt ends with an ascent to heaven. lt's simple, but if it's gonna work, you've gotta bust your asses!

l didn't say anything. But l... Shoot me. Shoot me twice. lt's all right, really. l got hung up. What can l say?

You don't have to say anything.

When you say that, l know you want me to say something.

OK, what do you want to talk about? l don't know. What about you? lt's the lovers, the young lovers.

l gotta get going. l'll give you a call later, all right? l'll call you later. lf you're really her friend, do her a favour.

What? Teach her to dance.

There's nothing wrong with her dancing. l really like her, too. But she's ordinary.

But you're very good. Where are you coming from? ls something wrong? l don't like being led on.

Who's leading you on? l call you up, you're not home!

Then l wait all night for you and you bring some guy home with you.

Are you talking to me? What we did meant nothing to you? lt was nice. Nice, everyday! Like breakfast? l usually skip breakfast. Look, l'll see you later. l'm talking to you! l said later.

Come here! Take your bloody hands off me!

Do you think l'm some little groupie?

We met, l liked you, we made it. What do you think it was? True love?

You think l used you! What about you using me?

Everybody uses everybody, don't they?


Hold it, hold it!

What's this? l thought we decided to go downstage.

True, but then l changed it to the upstage position. lt was better going downstage.

Was it? Much better.

You learn the goddamn routine the way l laid it out!

Again. And...five, six, seven, eight.

What if l come over about nine? How do l know you'll show?

Come on! Are you sure you'll be there?

Definitely. We'll go out. What, Christmas carolling?

How did you know?

All right! l'll see you later.

No talking to strangers. Nobody's stranger than you are.

Tony. l'm having a few friends around tonight.

A pre-Christmas party. Like to come?

Didn't we just have a fight?

We didn't have a fight, Tony, you did. l hope that's all resolved and l'd like to see you.

What time? Oh, ten-ish. l don't know. Consider yourself officially invited.

Whose limo is this? l'll see you about ten.

Bye.

Whose limo is this?

Anybody know whose limo this is?

# "Pardon me if l use you" in my dreams...

You know, l don't care if l ever get a message.

# "Nobody knows but she knows that" l love her and it's gotta be growing

# "l can't wait no longer"

# "Life goes on for the lonely man"

# "When love goes wrong" only love knows why

# "Life goes on" "for the lonely man..." #

Where to? Laura Revell's place, where else?

Are you expected?

To do what?

# "Walk away"

# "Or should l stay with that moody girl"

# "She will try"

# "To pull you into her moody world"

# "She's never there"

# "And never looks up at all" to even smile

# "And when she phones"

# "There's no one to call" and she gives up

# "Oh, no..."

# "Been too long"

# "l feel it strong for that moody girl"

# "She's down on love"

# "And never looks up at all" to even smile

# "She never smiles"

# "And when she phones"

# "There's no one to call"

# "And she gives up..."

# "Moody girl..."

# "Please ring and fill my lonely world..." l was wondering where you were. You look nice.

You do, too. Thank you.

What would you like to drink? We have champagne, wine, whisky... l don't believe this. What?

Now you're with the director. l'm not with anybody.

Haven't you learnt anything? What do you mean? Are we in school?

Why don't we go out on the balcony?

There's an awfully nice view of New York. Come on.

# "...And never looks up at all" to even smile...

lf you want to leave, that's your choice. Maybe you had better go.

What's your problem? What?

Do you think you can play with people?

Do you? Oh, look, Tony. l'm not playing with anyone. l invited you because l think you're interesting.

Most people here "are" interesting.

Why be upset? There are pretty girls. l came to be with you!

And l'm expecting someone else.

Why did we even start this thing up, huh?

Start? Look, you came to me, remember?

You did nothing? lt was just me. Whatever.

Anyway, l'm freezing out here. lf nothing else, you'll have an interesting chapter for your diary.

You know the way out.

Merry Christmas.


# l can't take all the blame now, can l?

# lt takes more than one to lose such a fine line

# That lies between but holds together

# Hearts in the night

# Touch at a time

# Oh, and l'm finding out the hard way

# lt's gonna take some tears

# A little bit of heartache

# We're like islands in the stream

# Watching all our dreams start to fade

# Fadin' away

# A moment gone is gone forever

# lt's like water through your hands

# And you spin the wheel of misfortune

# Watchin' it turn

# You live and you learn

# l keep reachin' out

# And come up empty-handed

# When did l let you down?

# Or did l leave you stranded?

# And l'm findin' out the hard way

# lt's gonna take some tears

# A little bit of heartache

# And we're like islands in the stream

# Watchin' all our dreams start to fade

# Fadin' away

# Start to fade

# Fadin' away

# Start to fade

# Fadin' away

# Fade away... #

Jackie, l'm sorry. l don't want to see you tonight. l just forgot to call you. l'm really sorry. l know, but you can't treat me like this any more. l won't. l can't always be second choice.

You're not. l am, and you know l am. l promise it'll never happen again.

Yes, it will. lt will if l let it.

Do you know how many times you've done this to me? l love you "so" much, Tony. Don't you know that?

You keep treating me like this.

What can l say to you? l... Nothing.

You don't have to say anything. l'll be your friend, but no more than that.

# "l know how l feel"

# "Lonely in the black of night"

# "There can be no love for me now"

# "Nobody listens" when the words ain't right

# "And you get into someone else"

# "lt's hard for me to know" who's lovin' who

# "And where do l stand?"

# "What did l do it all for?"

# "There's no one l could love more"

# "l did it for your heart alone"

# "All that l try to be" growin' inside of me

# "l can be strong if you're there"

# "And there is someone" belonging to someone

# "And l got no one belongin' to me"

# "And l don't belong" in the arms of a love that is lost

# "Nowhere to cry"

# "There must be something" we can say, my love

# "Something except goodbye"

# "And what is my life" lf l don't wanna go through

# "Anything without you"

# "Couldn't be a life at all"

# "l could be lyin' on" you are the only one

# "We didn't make it by chance"

# "And there is someone" belongin' to someone

# "And l got no one belongin' to me..." #

Can l get you something else? No, l'm full.

Have another piece of pie. No, really, l'm full now, Mom.

Come on, have another piece. l made it special.

Eh, the hell with it, then.

Put it away, have it for lunch, who knows?

You know, it's weird...

This house seems so much smaller than when l used to live in it.

What do you mean, smaller?

You know, the opposite of bigger. Smaller. l mean, what do you want me to do? What do you want, stretch it? l was just making an observation, that's all.

Tony, why did you come today?

l've got a lot of things on my mind. Like what? What things?

The way l used to act around here. l was very hard on you.

And l just wanted to say it's not me, all right?

That wasn't me.

Are you kidding me? No, l'm apologising to you.

Apologising for what? Are you saying that wasn't the real you back then?

Yeah. l had a lot of attitude and l just didn't like it...

l don't believe this. Believe it! l don't believe it! And don't get fresh with me!

This attitude you're talking about...

That's what got you outta this damn neighbourhood.

You don't need to apologise. You must have done something right.

So you're saying l've always been this bastard, but it's all right 'cause it comes natural to me?

Something like that. Yeah?

Yeah! Yeah. Double yeah.

l'll have another piece of this pie. lt's very good.

Better than stuff l get in New York. l bought you a ticket for the show. 26 bucks.

l'm a hot shot now.

# "Dance!..."

Lay back, Butler. Extend! Extend!

# "Dance!..."

Enough!

Maybe it's me, Butler. Maybe l'm not getting across what l want.

What l want is a much more forceful type movement.

lt's a very sensual show, Butler. Right.

So, let's try to be sensual. Try it. You might like it.

Once again.

What do you think? She's good.

What about him? He's good, but he's too mechanical.

# "Fire!..."

# "Dance!..."

What are you doing later? l've got commitments.

You do? Yeah, l do.

No, you don't! You don't think l have other plans?

No. Well, you're wrong. l can tell when you're lying. How?

How can you tell when l'm lying? Who's your commitment with? l'll never tell. l'll go out with you.

Excuse me? The three of us.

Oh, you're sick. You are sick.

No, really, later?

# "Dance!..."

# "Fire!..."#

l don't know what you did, but she hates me. l didn't do nothing. Come on, Tony, stop lying. l mean, it's becoming a regular thing with you.

That bad, huh? That bad.

So, what are we doing here? l wanted to ask you a favour.

What favour? Could you meet me here tonight?

No, l don't think l can. l will owe you for life if you do. l know l treat you bad and l got terrible manners.

But so did the people l grew up with. Some of it rubs off.

There's a gentleman inside here dying to get out. Really.

Come on, would you?

Please. How about it?

OK. Thank you.

You're welcome.


l didn't think you were showing up. l'm sorry. The show ran late.

Tony, you remember Carl. Carl, Tony. How are you doing? l need to ask you something. Me, too.

That guy's a musician. l didn't think you was the musician type.

He plays rhythm guitar at the club. Rhythm guitar? That's the worst!

Everybody knows you can't trust a guy who plays rhythm guitar.

Oh, l can't believe... !

Underneath them curls is a pervert. l can feel it.

Did you take funny pills today?

How did you get in here? The window.

You amaze me. l don't like him.

Looks like a demented paratrooper. He is just a friend!

Listen, thanks, Carl. ls everything all right?

Fine. She's in good hands. Are you Allstate, pal?

Yeah, you want disability? l'll see you Wednesday.

All right. Goodnight. Goodnight.

Did you see how you said goodnight to him?

Oh, great! No, how did l say it? lt was like syrup. l got a cavity just listening to it.

What are we doing here?

l wanna... l wanna try Butler's routine. l wanna ask Jesse to have a shot at replacing him.

You're kidding? No. You think l can do it? l think so. Well...do you want to help me? l think so. Let's go. l think you're a little jealous. No way.

"" # "l need to know someone"

# "Who's warmer than the sunshine"

# "Could be that you're the one for me"

# "Ooh, you touch me deeper, darlin'"

# "All my emotions startin'"

# "Come to me now and you will see"

# "That l'm never gonna give you up" for someone else's love

# "Never gonna let you go" and lose the one l love

# "Oh, tonight"

# "Tonight"

# "Some people never know the" True magic of the moonlight

# "You give me everything l need"

"" # "Woman, you really know me"

# "Anticipation's growin'"

# "Come to me now so you will see"

# "That l'm never gonna give you up" for someone else's love

# "Never gonna let you go" and lose the one l love

# "Oh, tonight"

# "Tonight..."

# "Never"

# "Never"

# "Never"

# "No one else's love"

# "Never gonna give you up" for someone else's love

# "Never gonna let you go" "No one else's love..." #

Walk you home? No, it's OK.

Sure? Positive. Thanks anyway.

All right. Thanks a lot, Jackie.

You're welcome. Goodnight.

Hey, Jackie! Remember l mentioned a gentleman that was anxious to get out?

Well, he'd like to walk you home. OK.

You're a lucky lady. This neighbourhood is dangerous.

You didn't give that musician a key? No!

Did you? No!

Just checking.

So what do you think? No, it's what "you" think.

You think l oughtta try it? You've got the routine.

But is it good enough? Yeah. ls it? Yeah. Well... Goodnight.

Goodnight, Jackie.

Hey, Jackie, wait a minute. l wanna say something to you, but it's really hard because... l'm just not used to saying nice things to you.

l think we had something really comfortable, right.

Something really...really nice.

And l was thinkin' that l was really...

The way l acted towards you was really wrong. l don't wanna lose you.

l feel really comfortable with you and l was thinkin' that if you feel the same way, and l feel the same thing for you, then maybe we could get back together.

l love you, Jackie.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Two, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Three, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Two, two, three, four... Hold it, hold it!

Take a break. lt's not me, is it? Nope. You're fine.


l think l can do it. Do what?

You're being unreasonable! l won't jeopardise my career...

Nor will l. He's an amateur! l want you to try it with him! You've been taken in... l haven't. Now try it, and keep your personal feelings out of it! Let's go.

OK.

Butler, sit this one out. What do you mean?

You know. l don't!

Sure, you do. Manero!

You know the first combination.

Music.


ls this a dance or a bloody circus?

Forget it, man! Too right!

What are you looking at?

Wait! l don't wanna talk about it.

Don't walk out and expect to come back! ls that right? You walk out now, you're over!

What would you do? l'm not the one who's on the line. l don't want anybody laughing at me! Who are you, somebody special? l give you a chance for a Broadway lead and you walk out!

Who cares? Nobody has to care! l don't have to care about you, or you about me.

You wanna dance here, you follow my rules! lt's not a democracy!

You are not the greatest dancer to hit Broadway!

You have anger and intensity. That's what l need to make this show work.

You think you're so terrific you'll score another show?

The best thing that you ever scored is Laura.

But you even blew that. You're different kinds of people.

You're never gonna change that. lf you had half a brain, you'd stop trying to change other people and start worrying about changing yourself!

Everyone uses everyone, don't they? Go to hell, Manero!

Who cares, man?

All right, starting positions.

And...five, six, seven, eight.

One, two, three, four, five... Hold it!

Butler, would you mind? This is bullshit!

Count it down. And five, six, seven, eight.

# "Dance!..."

# "Fire!..."

# "Woah...yeah!"

# "We dance so close to the fire"

# "Never a day under the wire"

# "Step by step, higher and higher!"

# "We dance so close to the fire"

# "Never regret, afraid of the fire"

# "Step by step, dancin' so close..."

# "To the fire"

# "Dancin' so close to the fire"

# "Dancin'!" #


# "Back in the race"

# "l'm movin' in 'cause l am getting closer"

# "l'm digging in"

# "l want it more" than anything l've wanted

# "Save me, darlin'"

# "l am down but l am far from over"

# "Give me somethin'"

# "l need it all 'cause l am running over"


Yes!

Again, Tony, again!

# "Save me, darlin'"

# "l am down but l am far from over"

# "Give me somethin'"

# "l need it all 'cause l am runnin' over" #


Who has eyeliner?

Five minutes!

Yo, Adrian! Showtime!

Five minutes!

Five minutes!

Full house, kids.

How are you feeling? l just want to tell you one thing.

When you step out there, remember - you're not one of them.

You dance for them. Don't dance for yourself, Tony.

The show will work, you'll be terrific.

You warmed up? Yep.

Break a leg. Thanks a lot.

How about you, warmed up? How do you feel?

Nervous. Of course you are. You look good.

You know what l need? Another week.

You're gonna be great! l gotta go.

All right.

My son is in this show. ln case you didn't know.

He's a dancer, my son. He's very good.

Spots four and five, standing by.

Standing room only, guys. How are we doing?

We're ready.

Black out the curtain warmers. Curtain warmers to black.

They're out. Give me a white spot.

Spot is go.

Hang on there, Manero, hang on.


# "Fire!"

# "Woah, yeah!"

# "lt's a road of danger"

# "Where lovers often become strangers"

# "And in a hungry jungle"

# "lt's tough keeping out of trouble"

# "Somehow," we seemed to make it through

# "We dance so close to the fire..."

Perfect!

# "...Step by step," Dancin' so close to the fire

# "Burnin' desire"

# "Taking us higher!"

# "So close..."

# "So close to the fire"


# "Fire, fire!"

# "Fire, fire!"

# "Dance!..."

# "Woah...yeah!..."

# "We dance so close to the fire"

# "Never again under the wire"

# "Step by step, higher and higher!"

# "We dance so close to the fire"

# "Never regret, afraid of the fire"

# "Step by step, dancin' so close..."

# "to the fire..."

# "Dancin'!"

# "Dancin'!"

# "So close...to the fire!..."

# "lt's an ancient story"

# "lt's a classic bound for glory"

# "Don't keep playing lovers"

# "Know when to show, we'll run for cover"

# "Two shooting stars around the flame"

# "Oh, yeah!"

# "We dance so close to the fire"

# "Never again under the wire"

# "Step by step, higher and higher"

# "We dance so close to the fire"

# "Dancin'!"

# "Dancin'!"

# "So close to the fire!..." #

Go to black!

You bastard!

Why don't you teach him some manners?

How is the show going? Great. How's your eye?

How was that last scene? Wonderful. Honey, you were great.

But why did you have to kiss her? Oh, God, that didn't mean nothing.

Jesus.

Good luck!

Manero! What are you doing out there? l'm dancing.

That's a personal war you're having! Out there you two are dancers.

You wanna fight, do it on your own time! The show is the thing, not you!

You remember that! l'll remember that.


Tony. Tony? l wanted to apologise for this. l don't know what came over me. lt was nothing. Forget it.

Could we get together after the show? Why? l just want to talk, clear things up.

l've got other commitments.

Oh, Tony?

Just one more thing. What?

You don't have it.

Come on, let's go!


# "l can feel it"

# "All right"

# "Somethin' keeps calling"

# "Tonight"

# "Take this moment"

# "And shine"

# "There's no room for pity"

# "You can try"

# "Time is oh so near"

# "l just can't pretend"

# "l got to be"

# "On the winning end"

# "Tonight"

# "Tonight!"

Tony! What are you doing?

Put me down!

l didn't tell him to do a solo!

# "When you turn around"

# "But you can't go back"

# "No more lookin' down"

# "Got to move ahead!"

# "So don't turn around"

# "'Cause you can't go back"

# "No more lookin' down"

# "Got to move ahead..."

# "Yeah..."

# "On the winning, winning end"

# "On the winning end"

# "On the winning, winning end..."

Come on! Come on!

Come on! l can't!

Jump!

Jump! Damn it!

Come on!


Where did he learn to do this?


Excuse me. Excuse me. Goodnight. Got to go!

Where are you going? lf l don't get out, l'll explode.

Are you sure you don't want to stay? l can't. l want you to know l could have never done this tonight without knowing you.

Do you know what l want to do? What?

Strut!

# "Well you can tell" by the way l use my walk, # "l'm a woman's man, no time to talk"

# "Music's loud and women warm"

# "l been kicked around since l was born"

# "You know it's all right, it's OK"

# "And you may look the other way"

# "We can try to understand"

# "The New York Times' effect on man"

# "Whether you're a brother" or whether you're a mother, # "You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Feel the city breakin'" and everybody shakin'

# "And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah," Stayin' alive, stayin' alive

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah," Stayin' alive...

# "No, but you won't"

# "Well now, l get low and l get high"

# "And if l can't get either, l really try"

# "Got the wings of heaven on my shoes"

# "l'm a dancin' man and l just can't lose"

# "You know it's all right, it's OK," l'll live to see another day

# "And we can try to understand" the New York Times' effect on man

# "Whether you're a brother" or whether you're a mother

# "You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Feel the city breakin'" and everybody shakin'

# "And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah," Stayin' alive, stayin' alive

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah"

# "Stayin' alive..."

# "Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me"

# "Somebody help me, yeah"

# "Life goin' nowhere"

# "Somebody help me, yeah"

# "l'm stayin' alive"

# "Well, you can tell" by the way l use my walk

# "l'm a woman's man, no time to talk"

# "Music loud and women warm"

# "l been kicked around" since l was born

# "You know it's all right, it's OK," You may look the other way

# "We can try to understand"

# "The New York Times' effect on man"

# "Whether you're a brother" or whether you're a mother

# "You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Feel the city breakin'" and everybody shakin'

# "And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah"

# "Stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah"

# "Stayin' alive...."

# "Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me"

# "Somebody help me, yeah"

# "Life goin' nowhere"

# "Somebody help me, yeah"

# "l'm stayin' alive"

# "Well, you can tell" by the way l use my walk

# "l'm a woman's man, no time to talk"

# "Music loud and women warm"

# "l been kicked around since l was born"

# "You know it's all right, it's OK," You may look the other way

# "We can try to understand" The New York Times' effect on man

# "Whether you're a brother" or whether you're a mother

# "You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive,"

# "Feel the city breakin'" and everybody shakin'

# "And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive"

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah"

# "Stayin' alive, stayin' alive,"

# "Ah, ah, ah, ah,"

# "Stayin' alive..."

# "Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me"

# "Somebody help me, yeah"

# "Life goin' nowhere," "Somebody help me, yeah" #