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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
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 »
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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