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Tony Manero (2008)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 August 2008 (Chile)
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A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

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Cony
Héctor Morales ...
Goyo
Paola Lattus ...
Pauli
Elsa Poblete ...
Wilma
Nicolás Mosso ...
Tomás
Enrique Maluenda ...
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Marcelo Alonso ...
The Rumanian
Antonia Zegers ...
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Diego Medina ...
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Cristián Ordoñez ...
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Greta Nilsson ...
Cinema cashier
Marta Fernández ...
Assaulted old lady
Marcial Tagle ...
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A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

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Though the central character, Raul, is obsessed with John Travolta's Tony Manero character from Saturday Night Fever (1977), his look actually more resembles Tony Montana than Tony Manero. Tony Montana was Al Pacino's character in Scarface (1983). See more »

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The "Members Only" jacket worn by Raul wasn't introduced until 1981, and the film takes place in 1978. See more »

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Title Card: [first lines]
Don Enrique: [subtitled version] And now we present our look-alike contest: 'The One O'clock Festival'
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Powerful - Sneaks Up On You
8 August 2010 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

THis film sneaks up on you - there is something unsettling and powerful about it. The lead performance is raw, real and sad. This guy is a low street thief who has a circle of whores and other lowlifes around him. It doesn't matter if you know a bit about the horrible regime of General Pinochet who was in power when the film is set - 1978 but the movie is a metaphor for this brutal dictator's control of the country - insane behavior creating insane results. The lead guy is obsessed with Travolta's film Saturday Night Fever - he watches it in a movie theatre endlessly - memorizing the dialogue and all of Travolta's moves and dance steps. A Chile TV Variety show has celebrity look-a-like contests and he was to enter and win the Tony Manero contest - white suit and all. This movie feels like a documentary - and there are moments of calm followed by shocking displays of violence. I can see that this film might not be for everyone but I found it to be incredibly powerful. I disagree with the summary on this page though that describes the guy as a "serial killer" - he is not a serial killer - he just makes sure to get anyone out the way who stands between him and his obsession.


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