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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 country of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse..... See full summary »

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Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country 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. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Both this film and its earlier version The Magnificent Fraud (1939) are based on a short-story called "Caviar for His Excellency" by Charles G. Booth. See more »

Quotes

Madonna Mendez: Too many damn pumas.
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References Lou Grant (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Begin the Beguine
By Cole Porter
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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This stuff is timeless!
1 November 2001 | by (Leiden) – See all my reviews

Textbook example of an underestimated movie.

Although one can watch this movie over and over again and laugh every single time and still see something new in it, it's still regarded as just another funny picture. And although the movie has inspired many and added it's quotes and images to the pyche of all it's viewers, Moon Over Parador still hasn't received the acclaim it should. Even the brilliant cast with Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss and Raul Julia, to mention one, is not able to change this perception.

But after watching Raul Julia as Roberto Strausmann make Richard Dreyfus an offer he can't refuse in a meatlocker by reading him a good review of a part that he once played one can only come to one conclusion: this stuff is timeless! In fifty years we will have the proof.


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