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Blame It on Rio (1984)

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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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17 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love, Rio  »

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$18,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Star Billing: Michael Caine (1st), Joseph Bologna (2nd), Valerie Harper (3rd), Michelle Johnson (4th), and Demi Moore' (5th). 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: "Poor bastard", huh? If I ever get my hands on him, I'll beat him to death, that'll unconfuse him.
Matthew: A beating is not the way, my friend.
Eduardo Marques: He's right, you know?
Matthew: Personally, I prefer torture.
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Remake of In a Wild Moment (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Strong Is The Urge
Performed by Oren Waters
Music by Kenneth Wannberg (as Ken Wannberg)
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
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"Might have been the free and easy laughter in the air..."
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It's a travelogue/sex-comedy with great photography of Rio, funny jokes and a pleasing early eighties feel. All the typical aspects of life in Brazil are shown like Carnival, native gods/religion, topless sunbathers, street dancers, the monolith dome with Jesus on top etc. There are a lot of funny lines that will keep you entertained and Michael Caine delivers them well. The soundtrack has a lot of bossa nova strains (composed by Ken Wannberg) and adds to the sexy, lighthearted mood.


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