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Blame It on Rio -- Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter.

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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:
A Fun Role For Michael Caine? See more (71 total) »

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

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:
Revealing mistakes: When Nikki goes hang-gliding, she walks up to the glider, grabs the bar, and runs towards the cliff. In the next shot, as the glider flies off, she is properly strapped in.See more »
Quotes:
Matthew:One time a company I worked for transferred me to an island in the Pacific. Fantastic place. I invited my girl to visit me. I sent her a postcard everyday with a single word on each card. I wrote "Found a virgin paradise. It's yours. Matthew." Narturally, they were delivered in the wrong order. The message she got was "Found a virgin. It's paradise. Yours, Matthew." Never heard from her again.See more »
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A Fun Role For Michael Caine?, 14 July 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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