Tony Manero
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Tony Manero (Character)
from Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Tony Manero: Would ya just watch the hair. Ya know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. He hits my hair.

Tony Manero: You make it with some of these chicks, they think you gotta dance with them.

Stephanie: Nice move. Did you make that up?
Tony Manero: Yeah, well I saw it on TV first, then I made it up.

Frank Sr: [commenting on Tony's four dollar raise in salary] Four dollars? You know what four dollars buys today? It don't ever buy three dollars!
Tony Manero: I don't see no one givin' you a raise down at unemployment.
Frank Sr: Four dollars? Shit!
Tony Manero: I knew you'd piss on it. Go on, just piss on it, alright? A raise says like you're good, you know? You know how many times someone told me I was good in my life? Two! Twice! Two fuckin' times! This raise today, and dancing at the disco!
[Gets up and walks out of the room]
Tony Manero: You sure as fuck never did! Asshole!

Connie: So, are you as good in bed as you are on that dance floor?
Tony Manero: You know, Connie, if you're as good in bed as you are on the dance floor, then you're one lousy fuck.
Connie: Then how come they always send me flowers the next morning?
Tony Manero: I dunno. Maybe they thought you was dead.

Fusco: You can save a little, build a future.
Tony Manero: Oh fuck the future!
Fusco: No, Tony! You can't fuck the future. The future fucks you! It catches up with you and it fucks you if you ain't planned for it?
Tony Manero: Look, tonight is the future, and I am planning for it! There's this shirt I gotta buy, a beautiful shirt.

Tony Manero: She can dance, you know that? She's got the wrong partner of course, but she can dance.
Joey: So then why don't you ask her?
Tony Manero: Fuck you.
Joey: Which position?

Tony Manero: If you put your dick in a spic, does it get bigger than a nigger?

Tony Manero: There's ways of killing yourself without killing yourself.

Tony Manero: Are you a nice girl or are you a cunt?
Annette: Can't I be both?
Tony Manero: No. It's a decision a girl's gotta make early in life, if she's gonna be a nice girl or a cunt.

Tony Manero: You know, you and I got the same last initial.
Stephanie: [sarcastically] Wow. Does that mean when we get married I won't have to change the monogram on my luggage?

Annette: Ain't ya gonna ask me to sit down?
Tony Manero: No, 'cause you would do it.
Annette: Bet you'd ask me to lay down.
Tony Manero: No, you would not do it.

Tony Manero: Why are you such a cocktease?
Stephanie: Don't you call me no goddamned cocktease!

Tony Manero: Al Pacino! Attica! Attica! Attica!

Joey: Hey Tony, Double J's been in the car twenty-five minutes with some chick!
Tony Manero: So?
Joey: So, I can't get the selfish prick out!
Tony Manero: [to Annette] These guys can't do nothin' without me.

Stephanie: I'm sick of guys who ain't got their shit together!
Tony Manero: Well, all ya need is a salad bowl, and a potato masher,
[he mimics stirring in a bowl]
Tony Manero: and you got your shit together!

Tony Manero: I gotta have an afternoon off, and I'm takin' it.
Fusco: If you do, you're fired.
Tony Manero: I'm DOIN' it!
Fusco: Then you're FIRED!
Tony Manero: Then fuck you, asshole!
Fusco: ...And the horse you rode in on.

Tony Manero: You know what Gus, I feel like breaking your broken legs!

Tony Manero: Hey, you know you assholes almost broke my pussy finger.
Gus: Oh yeah, you wouldn't know which one it was.

Tony Manero: [walks into clothing store after seeing silk shirt in window] You do lay-away?
Haberdashery Salesman: As long as it doesn't turn into a ten-year mortgage.
Tony Manero: [hands salesman some cash and prepares to leave] I want that shirt in the window.
Haberdashery Salesman: Wait, let me get you a receipt.
Tony Manero: [still walking out] I trust you.
Haberdashery Salesman: No... DON'T trust me!

Joey: You had coffee with Joe Namath?
Stephanie: Yeah! He asked me what it was like to be 21, and I told him I didn't know, 'cause I was just twenty.
Joey: Then what?
Stephanie: That's all.
Tony Manero: [with his mouth full] Ain't that enough?
Joey: Hey, don't you never chew, Tony? Don't you never chew?
Tony Manero: [annoyed] Hey, when my mother dies, I'll give you the job, all right?

Stephanie: You know all about the bridge, don't you?
Tony Manero: I know everything about that bridge.
Tony Manero: Know what else? There's a guy buried in the cement
Stephanie: Really?
Tony Manero: Know how it happened? While they were working on it, pouring the cement, he slipped off on the upper part of the bridge and, you know, fell in... Dumb fuck.

[repeated line]
Tony Manero: Aw, Jesus...

Tony Manero: [Bringing a can of paint to a customer] Okay, how much painting you planning on doing?
Paint Store Customer: After these two rooms, I wouldn't paint my wife's ass purple.
Tony Manero: What color is it now?
Paint Store Customer: [Offended] You wanna know what color my wife's ass is?
Tony Manero: [Undeterred] You brung it up.
Paint Store Customer: [Backs off, and snickers a bit] Well, actually it ain't got no color. Just stripes. Them stretched stripes. What about those brushes?
Tony Manero: [Pointing] Here, you see that second display counter? Over there.
[the customer pats him like, "You're a good kid." before heading over there]

Staying Alive (1983)
Tony Manero: Last time I came over, I almost got brain damaged. You guys party too hard; you ought to be a tag team.

[last lines]
Tony Manero: You know what I wanna do?
Jackie: What?
Tony Manero: Strut.

Tony Manero: Everybody uses everybody, don't they?
Jesse: Go to hell, Manero!

Doorman: Are you expected?
Tony Manero: To do what?

Laura: Oh, don't take it personally.
Tony Manero: I've got to. There's no one else in the room!

Tony Manero: Don't worry. She's in good hands.
Carl: And what are you, Allstate, pal?
Tony Manero: Yeah, you want disability?

Tony Manero: Did you hear the way she talked? All intelligent like.
Jackie: Tony, an accent doesn't make you intelligent. If it did, you'd be Einstein.

Joy: Hello, I'm Joy.
Tony Manero: And I'm happiness!