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Turistas (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  1 December 2006 (USA)
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A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.



(as Michael Arlen Ross)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agles Steib ...
Jorge Só ...
Bus Driver
Cristiani Aparecida ...
Native Beauty
Lucy Ramos ...
Andréa Leal ...
Diego Santiago ...
Marcão ...
Miguelito Acosta ...


While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and disturbing content, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paradise Lost  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,582,554 (USA) (1 December 2006)


$7,025,803 (USA) (19 January 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Melissa George learned how to speak Portuguese so she could play Pru in this film. See more »


When the group arrives at the beach, Amy has left her bikini top at her last destination and must wear a T-shirt to swim. However, when the group is later trekking through the jungle, she clearly has a bikini top on. See more »


[first lines]
Bea Trubituan: [careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus] Are you having fun?
Alex Trubituan: Am I the only one having a problem with this?
Bea Trubituan: I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
Alex Trubituan: I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Bea Trubituan: So dramatic.
Alex Trubituan: [grinding sounds] Would you slow the fuck down!
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Written by Adriana Calcanhoto (as Adriana Calcanhotto)
Performed by Adriana Calcanhoto (as Adriana Calcanhotto)
Courtesy of Ariola & Sony BMG Music Entertainment Brazil LTDA
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Surprisingly good
14 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I agree with McGreysFan, this film is much better than you would expect. It is not a horror it is a thriller and I suspect that the reason it has been rated so low is that the people voting on it are of the 18-24 demographic.

this is a good thriller, not a slash and splatter horror, which I am not in to really because they are always a bunch of dumb teens running around and screaming. Terrible acting with no real story.

This film had good acting, a good story and I enjoyed it, I almost didn't watch it because I was put off by the IMDb rating of it. One thing though, the English guy Finn I think his name was, man did he do my head in, I am English and I found him incredibly annoying.

As a comparison I would say this film was much better than Hostel which I would give a 2 this I would rate as a five. It was an adult film. A decent thriller with which I was pleasantly surprised.

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