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That Man from Rio (1964)

L'homme de Rio (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 February 1964 (France)
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A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. An extravagant adventure ensues.

Director:

Philippe de Broca

Writers:

Jean-Paul Rappeneau (screenplay), Ariane Mnouchkine (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet
Françoise Dorléac ... Agnès Villermosa (as Françoise Dorleac)
Jean Servais ... Prof. Norbert Catalan
Roger Dumas ... Lebel, Dufourquet's Buddy
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Police inspector
Milton Ribeiro Milton Ribeiro ... Tupac
Ubiracy De Oliveira Ubiracy De Oliveira ... Sir Winston, shoeshine Boy
Sabu Do Brasil Sabu Do Brasil
Adolfo Celi ... Mário de Castro
Simone Renant ... Lola, Cabaret Singer
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Storyline

Farce, spy spoof, and adventure. Swarthy thieves ignore jewels to steal an Amazon figurine from the Museum of Man in Paris' Trocadero Palace and kidnap the world's authority on the lost Maltec civilization. Cut to Agnes, the daughter of a murdered man who possessed one of two other such figurines. Moments after her sweetheart, Adrien, an Army private with a week's leave, arrives in Paris to see her, Agnes too is kidnapped, drugged, and loaded on a plane to Rio. Adrien is in hot pursuit, and before he can rescue her (with the help of a shoeshine boy), foil the murderous thieves, and solve the riddle of the Maltecs, he must traverse Rio, Brasília, and the Amazon heartland... all before the end of his week's leave. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Parachutes... Alligators... Murderers... Women...You think it's easy? "Only For A Great Adventurer Like Me!" See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English | Portuguese

Release Date:

5 February 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

That Man from Rio See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,214, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,144, 5 September 2014
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

There is a distinctive musical reference/derivation in the music soundtrack in this film that relates to the BBC "Test Match Special" theme (Cricket) which has a long history as a "theme tune." See more »

Goofs

When Dufourquet swims to a boat near the end of the movie, a man aboard throws a kitchen waste on his head. In a next scene, Dufourquet's head is clean. See more »

Quotes

Sir Winston, shoeshine Boy: Americano? Liz Taylor, Cadillac, Hollywood, Cape Canaveral. I know all America.
Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet: [In French] Polish it well. Soles, laces, the lot.
Sir Winston, shoeshine Boy: You're French! Effel Tower, de Gaulle, Brigitte Bardot. I know her.
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Chant De Pêcheurs
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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That Man's A Hit.
6 September 2011 | by grickards55-1See all my reviews

A friend recommended this film to me, as I hadn't seen it and I enjoy spoof films. I was surprised that this film was, or is not, widely known, or admired. It is the kind of film that they just don't make anymore, a film that everyone can enjoy, with a handsome hero going through all sorts of fantastic adventures for the woman he loves. It seems unbelievable that some people have given this film a low rating for it has everything that a good film should have; a personable hero, fast-pacing and excitement. It is also very funny and, at times, very suspenseful, but it is also bright and breezy, with never a dull moment. It is the perfect film for everyone.It definitely get's a ten in my book. I will watch it again and again.


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