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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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Himself
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Storyline

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.

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Comedy | Romance

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9 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pleine lune sur Parador  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,444,204 (USA)
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The 14 families that control Parador, refer to the 14 families that in reality controlled the Republic of El Salvador in the early 70's. See more »

Quotes

Jack Noah: [after being asked to be the dead dictator's imposter] Why couldn't you get Bobby DeNiro or Dustin Hoffman?
Roberto Strausmann: Not available! I would have given my right arm to work with Bobby DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman!
Jack Noah: [under his breath] They always say that about DeNiro and Hoffman.
Jack Noah: [comes out later dressed as Simms] Roberto! What happened? I must have fallen asleep in the meat locker.
Roberto Strausmann: [mouth agape at his resemblence to Simms] Bravo!
Jack Noah: [sticks out his tongue] On Bobby DeNiro!
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Ni te tengo, ni te olvido
By L. Barday
Performed by Julio Iglesias
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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"The Kiss of the Spider Woman": the flip side
11 November 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

While "The Kiss of the Spider Woman" cast Raul Julia as a political prisoner in an unidentified Latin American country, this time he works for a dictator in a fictional Latin American country. Specifically, the dictator suddenly drops dead, so Julia replaces el presidente with a Broadway actor (Richard Dreyfuss) shooting a movie in the country. From there, Dreyfuss has to figure out how to be a dictator, all the while balancing it with his own life.

Is it appropriate to turn the tense situation in Latin America into comedy? Well, "Moon Over Parador" does a good job with it. No matter what they do in this movie, they pull it off. It just goes to show why Richard Dreyfuss is one of the greatest actors of our era, and what we lost when Raul Julia died. Definitely worth seeing. Also starring Sonia Braga (who co-starred with Raul Julia in "TKOTSW"), Jonathan Winters and Sammy Davis Jr.

I agree: the first lady is hot.


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