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Tony Manero (2008)

TV-MA  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Castro ...
Amparo Noguera ...
Cony
Héctor Morales ...
Goyo
Paola Lattus ...
Pauli
Elsa Poblete ...
Wilma
Nicolás Mosso ...
Tomás
Enrique Maluenda ...
TV host
Marcelo Alonso ...
The Rumanian
Antonia Zegers ...
TV producer
Diego Medina ...
TV producer
Cristián Ordoñez ...
TV security guard
Greta Nilsson ...
Cinema cashier
Marta Fernández ...
Assaulted old lady
Marcial Tagle ...
Glass seller
Freddy Huerta ...
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Raúl, a middle-aged, unemployed man, is obsessed by the character Tony Manero, who John Travolta plays in the film "Saturday Night Fever". He tries to imitate Travolta's impersonation in every detail, to be able to perform the most perfect Tony Manero himself. Raúl lives in a shabby house in Santiago. In a spacious room the landlady Wilma has a simple stage, where Raúl and some other tenants rehearse a show in Tony Moreno style. The young performers Goyo and Pauli are involved in underground activities against the Pinochet regime. Goyo gives some political flyers to a man. Raúl tails the man, and happens to see the secret police shooting him. After a while Raúl returns to the corpse, and steals the man's wristwatch. He goes to a junk dealer, where he swaps the watch for some thick glass bricks. He needs these for the stage floor, to be able to light up the show from beneath, just as in the film. In need of more glass bricks, he kills the junk dealer and steals the bricks. In his new ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Chile's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. 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]
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A peach ripe for the picking
17 June 2011 | by (Whiteaker) – See all my reviews

I'm looking at these IMDb reviews of Tony Manero,they're all missing the same thing, which tells you the caliber of lameness going on around here. There is an absurd, sick, humor to this movie. This is the Disco version of Man Bites Dog. If you haven't seen Man Bites Dog, then it's time to see Man Bites Dog. Then, maybe a week later, when the cinematic pallet is cleansed, watch Tony Manero. The cinematography is on the money. I can recommend taking a look at director Pablo Larrain's other work, pretty hip stuff. He kind of reminds me a little of Hal Hartley. This film should go down as an indie classic and be played frequently on IFC.


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