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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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Alfredo Castro ...
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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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Greta Nilsson ...
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Marta Fernández ...
Assaulted old lady
Marcial Tagle ...
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Freddy Huerta ...
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A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

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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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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'
Security Guard: Wait here, please.
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too much
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The film Tony Manero is an interesting concept: an impersonator who devotes himself entirely to the persona he is trying to imitate. In a sort of Don Quijote-type situation the main character of Raúl becomes consumed by his desire to become Tony Manero and does outrageous things that at times are comical but are mostly just appalling. The harsh crudeness off the movie was repulsive. The overwhelming amount of violence and unattractive nudity were a huge-turnoff. Unfortunately there was no redeeming quality about Raúl. His promiscuity and rampant violence are extremely unappealing. He never gets punished for all the horrible things he does and the viewer is left feeling disturbed and without any hope for relief. Most movies about Latin America have some sense of a harsh reality but this movie is excessive in it's portrayal, it's TOO MUCH.


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