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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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Jean Servais ...
Prof. Norbert Catalan
Roger Dumas ...
Lebel, Dufourquet's Buddy
Daniel Ceccaldi ...
Police inspector
Milton Ribeiro ...
Tupac
Ubiracy De Oliveira ...
Sir Winston, shoeshine Boy
Sabu Do Brasil
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Mário de Castro
Simone Renant ...
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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Unofficially, this movie was heavily influenced by the Belgian cartoonist, Hergé and the Tintin adventures which he authored. Many specific plot points can be traced directly to specific Tintin books, and the general pacing of the story and certain visuals are all clearly inspired by Hergé's work. See more »

Goofs

When Dufourquet and Agnes go to Brazilia and stop at the police station in Rio-Petropolis, the policeman speaks in Portuguese that Brasilia is 50km ahead, but in fact Belvedere and Brazilia are more than 1,000 km apart, although the road is correct. See more »

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My favorite Movie when I was a young boy
6 September 1999 | by (Stuttgart, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best adventure movies I have ever seen. As a twelve-year old I used to watch it at least once a week on our (to that time) brand new VCR. I think it is the best acting of Belmondo and one of the best actings I have ever seen. An absolutely awesome movie. Pure adventure made in France. Sometimes you can see that Hollywood is not the non-plus-ultra in moviemaking!


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