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That Man from Rio (1964)
"L'homme de Rio" (original title)

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A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. An extravagant adventure ensues.

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Lebel, Dufourquet's Buddy
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Ubiracy De Oliveira ...
Sir Winston, shoeshine Boy
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Lola, Cabaret Singer
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Farce, spy spoof, and adventure. Swarthy thieves ignore jewels to steal an Amazon figurine from the Museum of Man in Paris' Trocadero Palace and kidnap the world's authority on the lost Maltec civilization. Cut to Agnes, the daughter of a murdered man who possessed one of two other such figurines. Moments after her sweetheart, Adrien, an Army private with a week's leave, arrives in Paris to see her, Agnes too is kidnapped, drugged, and loaded on a plane to Rio. Adrien is in hot pursuit, and before he can rescue her (with the help of a shoeshine boy), foil the murderous thieves, and solve the riddle of the Maltecs, he must traverse Rio, Brasília, and the Amazon heartland... all before the end of his week's leave. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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5 February 1964 (France)  »

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That Man from Rio  »

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Opening Weekend:

$11,214 (USA) (29 August 2014)

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$35,144 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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There is a distinctive musical reference/derivation in the music soundtrack in this film that relates to the BBC "Test Match Special" theme (Cricket) which has a long history as a "theme tune." See more »

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Great, Charming kinetic chase film
21 March 1999 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

Not really a spoof of Bond, but more of a smarter, quicker, hand-held adventure film, with the hand-held camera technique adding to the charm, speed and precarious feel of all the situations. Beautiful and offbeat locations are used ingeniously in Paris, Rio, and Amazon areas. It is definitely the source of "Indiana Jones" material, but this movie is much cooler. The pace is extremely fast, with a plot twist placed right where it is needed.


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