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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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Eduardo Marques
Lupe Gigliotti ...
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Michael Menaugh ...
Tessy Callado ...
Ana Lucía Lima ...
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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 »


Comedy | Romance


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17 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love, Rio  »

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$18,600,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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One of two "boudoir farce" movies that actor Joseph Bologna appeared in during the year of 1984. The other film was Gene Wilder's The Woman in Red (1984). See more »


When Nikki goes hang-gliding, she walks up to the glider, grabs the bar, and runs towards the cliff. In the next shot, as the glider flies off, she is properly strapped in. See more »


Jennifer Lyons: Make love to me.
Matthew Hollis: I'm twenty years older than you.
Jennifer Lyons: Twenty-eight.
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Referenced in Cheers: Rescue Me (1985) See more »


Music by Oscar Castro-Neves
Lyrics by Aldir Blanc
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Blame It on Flanders
26 October 2002 | by (Malltown) – See all my reviews

At the risk of ruining my credibility, I proudly declare this as one of my favorite movies. Nobody in their right mind would ever even contemplate a movie like this now, I know. In truth, I'm always shocked it was made at all. It's subject matter beyond the pale of even the low-life studio execs who make the big decisions. The most important and amazing consideration is it was intended as mainstream release. Its not a Troma shclock job. Its a very well made, extremely well written film about a very naughty topic. Consider it a blooper, an accident, if you will, but its great. Quick synopsis, a middle aged dude messes around and falls in love with his best friends 18 year old daughter. And its not exactly tastefully told. There's a ton of gratuitous nudity which is what really dooms it, and makes it just the sort of oddity and pariah people so love to hate. I'm old now, but when i fell in love with it I was like 19 so wipe the perverted sanctimonious smirk off of your face! I like good comedy and well made on location vacation pics, that inspire me to travel. So it's the Peters-Gelbart script and the wonderful scenery that have won it a place in my cold heart. Ok, ok, topless 18 year old girls are a decided bonus.

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