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That Man from Rio (1964)

L'homme de Rio (original title)
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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Sir Winston, shoeshine Boy
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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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5 February 1964 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$35,144 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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Trivia

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 De Castro receives Agnes, Catalan and Dufourquet in the helicopter, this building isn't in Brazilia (as set); it's the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), in Rio. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Almedina De L'Homme De Rio
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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The French template for Raiders of the Lost Ark.
23 January 1999 | by (toronto, canada) – See all my reviews

If you thought Speilberg was clever for creating Indiana Jones, you should check out this movie and see where the idea came from. With too many parallels to be coincidence, this film is another example of how Hollywood steals from European films and no one in the U.S. knows any better because they never leave their backyard. Oh, and it has really cool low budget action scenes; particularly a pursuit through a construction site that is about as glamorous as getting chased by two Brazilian thugs can be.


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