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.....
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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
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 »
[after being asked to be the dead dictator's imposter]
Why couldn't you get Bobby DeNiro or Dustin Hoffman?
Not available! I would have given my right arm to work with Bobby DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman!
[under his breath]
They always say that about DeNiro and Hoffman.
[comes out later dressed as Simms]
Roberto! What happened? I must have fallen asleep in the meat locker.
[mouth agape at his resemblence to Simms]
[sticks out his tongue]
On Bobby DeNiro!
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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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