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Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 September 1988 (USA)
Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot ... See full summary »

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Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not close friends and employees of the dictator. Written by Rob Hartill

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Welcome to Parador. The Dictator's cold, the First Lady's hot, the people are revolting... and Jack Noah just got the role of his life.

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9 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Pleine lune sur Parador  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,444,204 (USA)
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Trivia

Richard Dreyfuss and his brother look a lot alike, which came in handy during filming. When Jack Noah is attempting to make himself up to look like Simms in the meat locker, he is scrutinizing the face of the dead dictator. In this scene, it is Dreyfuss's brother playing the part of the corpse. See more »

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Roberto Strausmann: Play the part, or I'll kill you.
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Begin the Beguine
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Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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A Gem
26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie contains one of Richard Dreyfuss's greatest performances, as an actor playing an actor who plays a dictator and does it so convincingly that his own mother does not detect the impostor. Also, this movie is funny, yet has a serious side as well. What is especially intriguing about this movie is the character Madonna, who is the dictator's mistress, but eventually becomes the leader of the country. Madonna's evolution from mistress to political leader added greatly to the quality of the story and to the movie's entertainment value. And the main character, who at the start of the movie is a struggling actor and somewhat of a buffoon, evolves too and by the end of the movie commands respect. I liked this movie.


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