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Director:
Writers:
Charlie Peters (screenplay) and
Larry Gelbart (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 February 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Matthew Hollis

Joseph Bologna ... Victor Lyons

Valerie Harper ... Karen Hollis

Michelle Johnson ... Jennifer Lyons

Demi Moore ... Nicole 'Nikki' Hollis

José Lewgoy ... 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
Thomas Lee Mahon ... Lorenzo
Victor Haïm ... Bernardo
Jane Duboc ... Singer in the Cafe
Rômulo Arantes ... Diego
Giovanna Soore ... Astrid
Grupo Benzala ... Capoeirista
Angelo DeMatos ... Dancer
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Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Charlie Peters (screenplay) and
Larry Gelbart (screenplay)

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
Larry Gelbart .... executive producer
Bruce McNall .... producer
Robert E. Relyea .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Kenneth Wannberg 
 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos 
 
Film Editing by
George Hively 
Richard Marden 
 
Casting by
Wallis Nicita  (as Wally Nicita)
 
Art Direction by
Marcos Flaksman 
 
Makeup Department
Dalee Henderson .... hair stylist
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Flavio Chaves .... assistant production manager
Dilma Lóes .... production manager
Robert E. Relyea .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Scott Easton .... first assistant director
José Joaquim Salles .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Paulo Dubois .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Milton C. Burrow .... supervising sound editor
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. Manger .... supervising sound editor
Graham Nieder .... boom operator
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Willis .... production sound mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Lyons Collister .... photographer: second unit
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Vic Hammond .... key grip
David Morgan .... first assistant camera
Mike Proudfoot .... camera operator
Richard Seal .... electrical best boy
 
Casting Department
Flávio R. Tambellini .... casting: Brazil
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helena Gastal .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
Larry Morrison .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Oscar Castro-Neves .... music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music supervisor (as Ken Wannberg)
 
Other crew
César Cavalcanti .... location manager
Peter Donen .... title designer
Gita V. Engelhart .... production coordinator
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Jaime A. Schwartz .... production assistant
Ralph M. Leo .... location accountant (uncredited)
Patricia Sansone .... production accountant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Adventure in Rio" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
The picture was first released in the same 1984 year as the similarly titled movie Blame It on the Night (1984).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Isabella:You are my twelfth lover in twelve days.
Victor Lyons:Really?
Isabella:I don't hurt your feelings?
Victor Lyons:No, I've always been a team player.
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32 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
guilty pleasure, 26 July 2002
Author: Ajtlawyer from Richland, WA

I saw this movie when it first came out. The theater was in a small town and there was nothing else to do that night so we went to the movie thinking it would be crap. Instead, I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my seat. I've loved the movie ever since.

Everyone knows the premise---Michael Caine and Joseph Bologna take their teenage daughters, Michelle Johnson and Demi Moore to Rio for a vacation. Caine's marriage is in trouble and his wife is vacationing somewhere else. They're barely settled into the home they're renting when Johnson aggressively pursues Caine and he quickly succumbs (like any man would!). Caine is guilt-ridden but cannot resist Michelle's considerable charms. Her father finds out about the affair and goes nuts trying to find out who her lover is. He enlists Caine in his search and many hilarious scenes ensue.

The setting for this movie is just gorgeous and the women are even more beautiful. This was Michelle Johnson's first movie and it shows but she does project a sweet sincerity and her va-va-voom body more than makes up for any performance shortcomings. Zowie! Catch the scene where the fathers find their daughters topless at the beach---this was well before Demi Moore had some "enhancements" later in her life and it is painfully obvious that she's extremely embarrassed by doing the topless scene. Michelle is a trouper though, lucky for us!

The ultimate reason to see this movie though is Michael Caine. He is extremely funny in this movie and I can only imagine how much fun he had making it----a guy in his 40s getting to spend a few weeks in one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world and having all these love scenes with a girl half his age and getting paid to do it!!! Caine has made a lot of schlocky movies, for sure, but in an interview once he said that no matter how dumb the movie was or how cheaply it was done, he would try to give the best performance he could so even if the rest of the movie was crap, the viewer could at least appreciate that Caine did a good job. That dedication to his craft is what lifts what should've been a "C-" movie like "Rio" into a "B" "B-" movie instead and when he's in really good material, makes it unforgettable.

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