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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

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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

Michael Caine plays Matthew Hollis; a man on holiday in Rio with his best friend Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna). Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Caine falls for Victor's daughter Jennifer (played by Michelle Johnson), they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. Victor 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 Matthew! 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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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Breakthrough film role of Michelle Johnson. 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

Nicole Hollis: She's in love, you know?
Matthew Hollis: She thinks so.
Nicole Hollis: If you think so, you are.
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Connections

Features Flying Down to Rio (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Reach
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Music by Kenneth Wannberg (as Ken Wannberg)
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
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A Fun Role For Michael Caine?
14 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There was one major reason to watch this movie: Michelle Johnson, and that's about it. The film doesn't offer too much else. Basically, it's a silly story.

Michael Caine ("Matthew") and Joseph Bologna ("Victor") plays some middle- aged guys who are going through marriage problems (bad marriage and a divorce, respectively) so they go down to Brazil to spend money since they're rich. They bring their late teen/young-adult daughters? Huh? Well, Victor's daughter is a knockout and they have a fling. Johnson plays the girl, "Jennifer," who shows off her breasts as much as she can in this film. This is why I and a lot of other guys saw this movie. In reality, there isn't much merit to this story, regardless.

This must have been a wonderful role for Caine to play! Caine, an outstanding and likable actor, keeps this film - along with Johnson's obvious assets - from being a total bomb. As "Matthew," his mind knows this a bad relationship and vows to end it, but you know what else "doing the talking" for him, so it ain't easy. Demi Moore, by the way, plays Caine's daughter in this movie.

It's really not a horrible film but it's pretty inane and crude in areas. The real shocker might not be all the nudity or sex jokes and lying but who directed the film: good 'ole Stanley Donen, who also gave us "Singin' In The Rain" and "Charade." How in the world did he get involved with this movie? Maybe Johnson was too much of an allure for him, too!


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