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Blame It on Rio (1984)

Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter.

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Charlie Peters (screenplay), Larry Gelbart (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Matthew Hollis
Joseph Bologna ... Victor Lyons
Valerie Harper ... Karen Hollis
Michelle Johnson ... Jennifer Lyons
Demi Moore ... Nicole Hollis
José Lewgoy ... Eduardo Marques
Lupe Gigliotti Lupe Gigliotti ... Signora Botega
Michael Menaugh Michael Menaugh ... Peter
Tessy Callado Tessy Callado ... Helaine
Ana Lucía Lima Ana Lucía Lima ... Macumba Lady #1
Maria Helena Velasco Maria Helena Velasco ... Macumba Lady #2
Zeni Pereira Zeni Pereira ... Mother of the Bride
Eduardo Conde Eduardo Conde ... Singer in the Dance Club
Betty von Wien Betty von Wien ... Isabella
Nelson Dantas Nelson Dantas ... Doctor
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Storyline

Michael Caine plays Matthew Hollis; a man on holiday in Rio with his best friend Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna). Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Caine falls for Victor's daughter Jennifer (played by Michelle Johnson), they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. Victor is furious when he finds out about the 'older man' in his daughter's life, and sets out to hunt him down with the aid of Matthew! Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

A new tropical comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love Rio See more »

Filming Locations:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,437,660, 20 February 1984

Gross USA:

$18,644,570
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sherwood Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The theatrical movie poster, featuring the rear view of a girl in a "Brazilian cut" bikini caused such a stir that an altered, airbrushed version of the same poster with a less revealing bikini was issued. See more »

Goofs

The beach scene in which Matthew Hollis (Michael Caine) and Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna) see several topless women (including their daughters) is Ipanema Beach. Not only is Ipanema Beach not a topless beach, topless sunbathing is not permitted on the city beaches of Rio de Janeiro. See more »

Quotes

Victor Lyons: What the hell are you doing, asking for her hand? "With this teething ring I thee wed"?
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Connections

Remake of In a Wild Moment (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing To Say
Performed by Christopher Lennon
Music by Kenneth Wannberg (as Ken Wannberg)
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
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A Fun Role For Michael Caine?
14 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

There was one major reason to watch this movie: Michelle Johnson, and that's about it. The film doesn't offer too much else. Basically, it's a silly story.

Michael Caine ("Matthew") and Joseph Bologna ("Victor") plays some middle- aged guys who are going through marriage problems (bad marriage and a divorce, respectively) so they go down to Brazil to spend money since they're rich. They bring their late teen/young-adult daughters? Huh? Well, Victor's daughter is a knockout and they have a fling. Johnson plays the girl, "Jennifer," who shows off her breasts as much as she can in this film. This is why I and a lot of other guys saw this movie. In reality, there isn't much merit to this story, regardless.

This must have been a wonderful role for Caine to play! Caine, an outstanding and likable actor, keeps this film - along with Johnson's obvious assets - from being a total bomb. As "Matthew," his mind knows this a bad relationship and vows to end it, but you know what else "doing the talking" for him, so it ain't easy. Demi Moore, by the way, plays Caine's daughter in this movie.

It's really not a horrible film but it's pretty inane and crude in areas. The real shocker might not be all the nudity or sex jokes and lying but who directed the film: good 'ole Stanley Donen, who also gave us "Singin' In The Rain" and "Charade." How in the world did he get involved with this movie? Maybe Johnson was too much of an allure for him, too!


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