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Tony Manero (2008)

TV-MA | | Drama, Music | 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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Pablo Larraín
13 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Castro ... Raúl Peralta
Amparo Noguera ... Cony
Héctor Morales Héctor Morales ... Goyo
Paola Lattus Paola Lattus ... Pauli
Elsa Poblete ... Wilma
Nicolás Mosso Nicolás Mosso ... Tomás
Enrique Maluenda Enrique Maluenda ... TV host
Marcelo Alonso ... The Rumanian
Antonia Zegers ... TV producer
Diego Medina Diego Medina ... TV producer
Cristián Ordoñez Cristián Ordoñez ... TV security guard
Greta Nilsson Greta Nilsson ... Cinema cashier
Marta Fernández Marta Fernández ... Assaulted old lady
Marcial Tagle ... Glass seller
Freddy Huerta Freddy Huerta ... Man with flyers
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Chile's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

References Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Qué clase de hombre eres
Performed by Frequencia Mod
Written by Frequencia Mod (as Patricia Garcia, Soledad Garcia and Dolores Garcia)
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7 May 2020 | by demirelogluberatSee all my reviews

The film, which conveys impressions from a country that is politically and economically collapsed, shows us how martial law situations actually get people out of control psychologically and sociologically rather than creating a control mechanism. You are increasingly watching your character's obsessions about the role model of a psychopathic character and their relationship with other people.


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Country:

Chile | Brazil

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Τόνι Μανέρο See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,305, 5 July 2009

Gross USA:

$20,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$687,406
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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