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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:
Blame It on Flanders See more (70 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
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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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:
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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Soundtrack:
Strong Is The UrgeSee more »

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30 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Blame It on Flanders, 26 October 2002
Author: J. Wellington Peevis from Malltown

At the risk of ruining my credibility, I proudly declare this as one of my favorite movies. Nobody in their right mind would ever even contemplate a movie like this now, I know. In truth, I'm always shocked it was made at all. It's subject matter beyond the pale of even the low-life studio execs who make the big decisions. The most important and amazing consideration is it was intended as mainstream release. Its not a Troma shclock job. Its a very well made, extremely well written film about a very naughty topic. Consider it a blooper, an accident, if you will, but its great. Quick synopsis, a middle aged dude messes around and falls in love with his best friends 18 year old daughter. And its not exactly tastefully told. There's a ton of gratuitous nudity which is what really dooms it, and makes it just the sort of oddity and pariah people so love to hate. I'm old now, but when i fell in love with it I was like 19 so wipe the perverted sanctimonious smirk off of your face! I like good comedy and well made on location vacation pics, that inspire me to travel. So it's the Peters-Gelbart script and the wonderful scenery that have won it a place in my cold heart. Ok, ok, topless 18 year old girls are a decided bonus.

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