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Blame It on Rio (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  17 February 1984 (USA)
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Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter.

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Karen Hollis
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Eduardo Marques
Lupe Gigliotti ...
Signora Botega
Michael Menaugh ...
Peter
Tessy Callado ...
Helaine
Ana Lucía Lima ...
Macumba Lady #1
Maria Helena Velasco ...
Macumba Lady #2
Zeni Pereira ...
Mother of the Bride
Eduardo Conde ...
Singer in the Dance Club
Betty von Wien ...
Isabella
Nelson Dantas ...
Doctor
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Storyline

Caine plays a man on holiday in Rio with his best friend. Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Caine falls for the amorous daughter (played by Michelle Johnson) of his best friend, they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. Johnson's father is furious when he finds out about the 'older man' in his daughter's life, and sets out to hunt him down with the aid of Caine! Written by Rob Hartill

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You can blame the night, blame the wine, blame the moon in her eyes, but when all else fails . . . you'd better . . . Blame it on Rio! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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17 February 1984 (USA)  »

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Love, Rio  »

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$18,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Stanley Donen has referred to the production of this movie in Brazil as being "horrendous". Donen has said that principal photography was marred by excessive bureaucratic requirements for personal information for the very many cast and crew; endless rainfall falling on days in which the forecast said otherwise; and the late and even non-arrival of goods, products and services. See more »

Goofs

While driving, the vacationers encounter a procession en route to a wedding on the beach. The same set of cars forming the procession is seen to pass them twice. See more »

Quotes

Victor Lyons: They smiled. Maybe we should talk to them.
Matthew Hollis: We can't. They're practically naked.
Victor Lyons: Try to picture them with clothes on.
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Nothing To Say
Performed by Christopher Lennon
Music by Kenneth Wannberg (as Ken Wannberg)
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
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1 October 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This is a fun light-hearted comedy, with magnificent views of Brazil and subtle comic performances. It captures that early eighties feel well. And broaches the subject of a teenage temptress more honestly than the recent version of Lolita.

I can only think that this movie was out of time. probably from a gentler age, but it still hits the mark with me, even watching it now.


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