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That Man from Rio (1964)

L'homme de Rio (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 February 1964 (France)
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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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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Parachutes... Alligators... Murderers... Women...You think it's easy? "Only For A Great Adventurer Like Me!" See more »


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That Man from Rio  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,214, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,144, 5 September 2014
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Roland Barthes cited the movie repeatedly in a 1964 interview on semiology and cinema, and Steven Spielberg reportedly wrote to de Broca telling him that he'd seen it nine times.[NYTimes 2015] See more »

Goofs

When Dufourquet jumps from De Castro's yacht into Guanabara Bay, the boat used by the hitman in the subsequent scene does not appear in the background. When the hitman jumps overboard, seconds later, the boat appears again. See more »

Quotes

Agnès Villermosa: [On the phone] What? In the museum? I'll come at once.
[Quickly leaves]
Aunt: You didn't eat your perch!
Maid: You didn't eat your perch!
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Referenced in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Chant De Pêcheurs
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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That Man's A Hit.
6 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

A friend recommended this film to me, as I hadn't seen it and I enjoy spoof films. I was surprised that this film was, or is not, widely known, or admired. It is the kind of film that they just don't make anymore, a film that everyone can enjoy, with a handsome hero going through all sorts of fantastic adventures for the woman he loves. It seems unbelievable that some people have given this film a low rating for it has everything that a good film should have; a personable hero, fast-pacing and excitement. It is also very funny and, at times, very suspenseful, but it is also bright and breezy, with never a dull moment. It is the perfect film for everyone.It definitely get's a ten in my book. I will watch it again and again.


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