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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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Amparo Noguera ...
Cony
Héctor Morales ...
Goyo
Paola Lattus ...
Pauli
Elsa Poblete ...
Wilma
Nicolás Mosso ...
Tomás
Enrique Maluenda ...
TV host
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The Rumanian
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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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The movie's boasts the DVD tagline "It's murder on the dance floor". Neither the song of the same name sung by Sophie Ellis-Bextor is heard in the film nor is such a death on the dance floor scene actually seen (though there are murders). 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 »

Quotes

Title Card: [first lines]
Don Enrique: [subtitled version] And now we present our look-alike contest: 'The One O'clock Festival'
Security Guard: Wait here, please.
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References Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) See more »

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Toilet Bowl Trash Passing For Art
29 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is nothing entertaining about Tony Manero. It is a trash bag film filled with scenes meant to shock, but instead makes you want to vomit. Buzarre South American flick about a psycho, low-life, serial killer who is obsessed with Saturday Night Fever. There is not one likable character in the film. Everyone is a low-life trash bag and the whole cast looks like heroin addicts. The man character picks his nose, goes to the toilet on a rival's white suit and then rubs his waste into the fabric. Another scene shows his limb penis with a scanky looking woman performing oral sex on him. This is supposed to be artistic? It is revolting and disgusting. They should of passed out barf bags for this worthless trash. And there are some brutal scenes of senior citizens being beaten to death. Supposely this is all symbolic of the dictatorship which controlled Chile, but in reality it just comes across as gross. Flush this film down the toilet where it belongs. Horrible trash!


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