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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)

Gross:

$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

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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Totally engrossing Indiana Jones-style adventure
7 November 2004 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

I came upon this French movie screening on Sydney's SBS network while channel-surfing so missed the start. Suffice to write that I was hooked by the snappy dialogue and breathtaking photography, so much so that it seemed a shame to vacate my seat until the credits eventually appeared.

A handsome lead who can actually act, a beautiful woman who is pretty much crazy, a villain who is charming; add this to the mix and you have one heck of an entertaining movie. There's also a timelessness which helps to make it a genuine classic of the genre. Plus the wonderful supporting cast, many non-actors most likely, who give Rio an instant appeal like no other movie I've ever seen.

Let's hope it eventually appears on DVD.


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