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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Roland Barthes cited the movie repeatedly in a 1964 interview on semiology and cinema, and Steven Spielberg reportedly wrote to de Broca telling him that he'd seen it nine times.[NYTimes 2015] See more »

Goofs

When Dufourquet and Agnes go to Brazilia and stop at the police station in Rio-Petropolis, the policeman speaks in Portuguese that Brasilia is 50km ahead, but in fact Belvedere and Brazilia are more than 1,000 km apart, although the road is correct. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet: Where are you going?
Agnès Villermosa: Come on! Come on!
Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet: But where?
Agnès Villermosa: Just come!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Almedina De L'Homme De Rio
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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Funny and entertaining--for ages 7-100
3 May 2000 | by demodokosSee all my reviews

A film that can be watched many times and one that has been a family favorite of ours for years. While the plot may not be that sophisticated, Belmondo is remarkable and the pace of the film is perfect for the light-comedy/action genre. If you don't speak French, the film is still a wonderful treat with subtitles. The theme song in Portuguese is haunting and memorable.


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