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Moon Over Parador (1988)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jack Noah / President Alphonse Simms
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Roberto Strausmann
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Madonna Mendez
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Ralph
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Alejandro
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Himself
Michael Greene ...
Clint
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Midge
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Carlo
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Madame Loop
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Magda
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Gunther
Richard Russell Ramos ...
Dieter Lopez
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Archbishop
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Toby
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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9 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Moon Over Parador  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,444,204 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Mazursky's autobiography, Judith Malina was originally cast as the dictator's mother. But there was a mixup, Malina was unavailable, and the production only had the Rio opera house available for three days. They tried in vain for Zoe Caldwell, and considered a few Brazilian actresses. Mazursky ended up playing the part himself, in drag. See more »

Quotes

Roberto Strausmann: [to Jack, pointing to hanging meat] Japanese beef. Omaha beef.
[pointing to a hanging corpse]
Roberto Strausmann: Alphonse Simms.
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References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Lilli Marleen
Music by Norbert Schultze
Words by Hans Leip
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An unmined gem ...
25 July 2001 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This little-appreciated movie is one of my favorites. I can watch it over and over. Dreyfus and Braga are masterful, but Raul Julia steals the show! A tongue-in-cheek, menacingly humorous Gomez Addams, with just the right tone for this irreverent spoof of this oft-told story.

Generally untrumpeted and unappreciated, Moon Over Parador allows you to check out of reality and join the fun going on up on the screen. Two thumbs up!


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