Tony Manero

Tony Manero

2008 film by Pablo Larraín
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Tony Manero is a 2008 Chilean film directed by Pablo Larraín about a 52-year-old man in Santiago in 1978 who is obsessed with John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. It won the top prize at the 2008 Torino Film Festival and was Chile's submission to the 81st Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2009 it won the Golden Tulip at the Istanbul International Film Festival.

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Juan Cristóbal Meza
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Sergio Armstrong
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Andrea Chignoli
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Fábula Chile, Prodigital Brazil
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97 minutes
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Chile
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Spanish
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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.
  • Some clips and tunes from both Saturday Night Fever (1977) and _Grease_ appear in this film, the most prominent song heard is the Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" from Saturday Night Fever (1977). The final credits acknowledge Paramount Pictures for use of both Grease (1978) and Saturday Night Fever (1977) in this picture.
  • This film was shot on Super 16mm and blown-up to 35mm.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • This movie was made and released thirty-one years after Saturday Night Fever (1977).

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