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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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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
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Lola, Cabaret Singer
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

At the hotel in Copacabana, when Dufourquet searches for "Mário De Castro" in the phone book, looking at letter "D": "De Castro, Mario", as written in English. In a list in Portuguese, the name would be listed as "Castro, Mario de", because for names with "De, Da, Dos", the preposition goes at the end when written in lowercase - You wouldn't call him "Mr. De Castro", but "Mr. Castro". See more »

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Referenced in I, Tintin (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Almedina De L'Homme De Rio
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Fun film, French farce in the Italian Style, set in Brazil.
15 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie. I don't really know why, maybe it's a nostalgia for an era and time that, like a good Whisky gets better with age. This movie captures the time of the Aero Willys, the VW bug, the DKW's and the Caravelles that is long gone but still lives in the memories of many. The movie and it's plot are OK, but the real Emerald buried in the plain rock are the backrounds in this movie, a Brazil full of hopes and dreams, at a time where everything seemed possible. Pink Jalopies with rumble seats (known as mother in law seats in Brazil), thieves, weathy villians, futuristic architecture, and everything but the kitchen sink blend to make this a fun romp.


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