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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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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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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love, Rio  »

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Box Office

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$18,600,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Apart from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the other exotic South American holiday destination which is referenced in the film, but is much less well-known, is "Bahia", which is in Brazil as well. See more »

Goofs

When Victor and Matthew are fighting in the bedroom, some of their lines were dubbed in later. The most notable is Matthew's line, "Those are my balls," because when he says it, his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Matthew: You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.
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Connections

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Queens of Talk (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Amor Sem Sim
Music by Oscar Castro-Neves
Lyrics by Aldir Blanc
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1 October 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This is a fun light-hearted comedy, with magnificent views of Brazil and subtle comic performances. It captures that early eighties feel well. And broaches the subject of a teenage temptress more honestly than the recent version of Lolita.

I can only think that this movie was out of time. probably from a gentler age, but it still hits the mark with me, even watching it now.


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