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3.3 of 5 from 81 ratings
1h 33min
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Santiago de Chile, 1978. As Pinochet's oppressive dictatorship continues to stamp down hard on civil liberties, Raul Peralta escapes the tedium of everyday life by leading a small group of dancers and obsessing about Tony Manero, John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. He lives for Saturday nights, when he unleashes his passion for the film's music by imitating his idol. His dream of becoming a successful showbiz star takes a step closer to reality when the national television station announces a Tony Manero impersonation contest. But it's a rocky road to fulfilling his dreams.
Prepared to go to any lengths to win, the sociopathic Raul's urge to become Tony Manero drives him to commit a series of crimes while his dancing partners - who are involved in clandestine activities against Pinochet's regime - continue to be persecuted by the government's secret police...
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Juan de Dios Larraín
Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren, Pablo Larraín
Network UK
Drama, Thrillers
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Run Time:
93 minutes
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
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Reviews (2) of Tony Manero

Tony Manero - Tony Manero review by porky

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Rather Depressing ad Sad movie. a looser of a guy thinks he is the Chilean reincarnation of Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever ,but really isn't at all,He is too old, Cant really dance and is just a really really nasty ,sleazy guy ...but he Kills all who stand in his way .

Subtitles , and an ongoing Civil War /Oppression under Dictator Pinochet sees everyone Depressed, Secretive and Frightened of Curfew.

Money is short and Tony Manero must have his Glass Dance Floor that lights from below at all cost . Human lives are cheap in comparison.

Really not much of a Horror or a Thriller . Think 'Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer' crossed with a Social documentary of Oppression and Poverty in Chile in the late 1970's /early 80's and that's the closest I can think to describe it.

From the descriptions I was given it sounded like it would be Dark Humor but it isn't at all funny ,just depressingly ,miserably grim.

Rather wish I hadn't watched it . Not a Bad film so much as a film I needn't have seen .

Didn't really entertain or infact Add anything to my life at all. would have rather used that Hour and a half to do something else .

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Disturbingly good - Tony Manero review by PM

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Yes, Raul lives for dancing but what the blurb doesn’t mention us that he kills people to fund his hobby.The acting from all characters is amazingly real and the story  is weirdly gripping with an insight into Chilean culture. I watched this because the director also filmed Jackie and I think both films are as good as the other. 

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