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
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Lupe Gigliotti ...
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Michael Menaugh ...
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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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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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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 first name of Joseph Bologna's character, Victor Lyons, was Victor. The name of the actor who played the equivalent character, Jacques, in this movie's source French film, In a Wild Moment (1977) [One Wild Moment aka A Summer Affair], was Victor Lanoux. As such, the first name of Bologna's character had the same first name as the actor who played him in the original French movie. See more »


At the start, Michael Caine's character's hair would change from his natural wavy style to permed, particularly between the scene when his character dined just before going to the beach to arriving at the beach. See more »


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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Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Sissy That Walk! (2014) See more »


Time Out
Performed by Oren Waters
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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