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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Hollis
Eduardo Marques
Lupe Gigliotti ...
Signora Botega
Michael Menaugh ...
Tessy Callado ...
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Singer in the Dance Club
Betty von Wien ...
Nelson Dantas ...


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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She's the hottest thing on the beach. She's also his best friend's daughter! See more »


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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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The picture was filmed between March and December 1983. 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 »


Matthew Hollis: It was, quite simply, the worst night of my life, my embarrassment compounded by the fact that Victor had now slept with two out of the three members of my family.
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Referenced in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) See more »


Programa Carioca
Music by Oscar Castro-Neves
Lyrics by Aldir Blanc
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Another example of why I love the 80's!
28 July 2003 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Now let me start by saying I love a good movie! I love a great script, engaging characters and brilliant cinematography.

***This movie has none of these things!

But it does have the type of storyline and pointless nudity that Hollywood seems unwilling to include in a mainstream film. This is one of those movies that was on HBO late at night when I was a kid and I loved it.

There's something to great nudity! We just don't celebrate it enough anymore! Plus Demi Moore pre-implants!

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