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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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This movie was the Winner of the Golden Tulip at the Istanbul International Film Festival in 2009. This film was also the winner of the top film award at the 2008 Torino Film Festival. See more »

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6 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony Manero is without a doubt the worst film I have ever had the misfortune of viewing. What appears at first to be a funny movie about a man obsessed with a disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever quickly becomes a horrible film about a man who appears to be a serial killer. The main character repeatedly commits crimes that he is never punished for and there are multiple scenes portraying terribly uncomfortable sexual acts between unattractive people. It is not often that the main character in a movie is difficult to like, but in Tony Manero he goes beyond unlikeable. There is not one redeeming quality about him, his actions or even the film as a whole.


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