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Tony Manero ()


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A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

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Raúl Peralta
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Cony
Héctor Morales ...
Goyo
Paola Lattus ...
Pauli
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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 ...
Man with flyers
Jaime Silva ...
Projectionist
Rodrigo Pérez ...
Interrogator 1
Francisco González ...
Interrogator 2
Luis Uribe ...
Contest winner

Directed by

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Pablo Larraín

Written by

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Alfredo Castro ... (written by)
 
Mateo Iribarren ... (written by)
 
Pablo Larraín ... (written by)

Produced by

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Juan Ignacio Correa ... executive producer
Mariane Hartard ... executive producer
Juan de Dios Larraín ... producer
Cao Quintas ... co-producer

Music by

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Juan Cristóbal Meza

Cinematography by

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Sergio Armstrong

Film Editing by

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Andrea Chignoli

Production Design by

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Polin Garbizu

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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María José Droguett ... second assistant director
Oscar Godoy ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Miguel Hormazábal ... sound
Isaac Moreno ... boom operator
Roberto Zuñiga ... foley artist

Stunts

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Wernher Schurmann ... fight choreographer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sergio Armstrong ... camera operator
Carlos Diaz ... video assist
Pablo Larraín ... camera operator
Pablo Martinez Lara ... second assistant camera
Antonio Parada ... electrician

Other crew

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Eliseo Altunaga ... consultant
Marzia Milanesi ... publicist
Fabien Westerhoff ... international sales: for Funny Balloons

Thanks

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Augusto Góngora ... special thanks
Juana Larraín ... special thanks
Diego Muñoz ... special thanks
Marialy Rivas ... thanks
Vicente Sabatini ... special thanks
Sebastián Silva ... special thanks
Andrés Wood ... special thanks
Antonia Zegers ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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 Tony Moreno dress Raúl is on his way to a look-alike contest in TV Chile, when the secret police enters the house to arrest Pauli and other political suspects. Raúl succeeds to sneak away over the roof, and continues to the TV studio. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Also Known As
  • Тони Манеро (Russia)
Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Alfredo Castro (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Te estás quedando solo See more »
Quotes [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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