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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 & 1 nomination. 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 the collector is murdered in his basement, you can see the arm of a crew member pushing the dog. See more »

Quotes

Agnès Villermosa: What a man you are!
Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet: You recognize me?
Agnès Villermosa: No, but it doesn't matter.
[Passionately kisses Adrien]
Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet: Calm down!
Agnès Villermosa: You look handsome.
Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet: They've sabotaged her! She doesn't know me.
Agnès Villermosa: What a nice surprise. A deserted beach, lovely music, everything I love. Thank you, sir.
Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet: Stop! You're tickling me!
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Connections

Referenced in L'Homme de Hong-Kong (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Batucada Générique
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Great, Charming kinetic chase film
21 March 1999 | by withnail-4See all my reviews

Not really a spoof of Bond, but more of a smarter, quicker, hand-held adventure film, with the hand-held camera technique adding to the charm, speed and precarious feel of all the situations. Beautiful and offbeat locations are used ingeniously in Paris, Rio, and Amazon areas. It is definitely the source of "Indiana Jones" material, but this movie is much cooler. The pace is extremely fast, with a plot twist placed right where it is needed.


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