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Blame It on Rio (1984)

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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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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Release Date:

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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Did You Know?


About nine minutes into the film, Michael Caine is looking out of the window of his airplane window, and the film cuts to a longish black-and-white clip of Rio. This is actually the famous airplane sequence from, Flying Down to Rio (1933), a famous musical from the Golden Age of Hollywood. See more »


While shaving, Matthew nicks his cheek and it is bleeding. The cut appears in the next scene which takes place just a few minutes later, but in the scene that takes place later on that day, the cut has disappeared completely. See more »


Jennifer Lyons: Will you forget me?
Matthew Hollis: The minute I die.
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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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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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