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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Matthew Hollis
... Victor Lyons
... Karen Hollis
... Jennifer Lyons
... Nicole Hollis
... Eduardo Marques
Lupe Gigliotti ... Signora Botega
Michael Menaugh ... Peter
Tessy Callado ... Helaine
Ana Lucía Lima ... Macumba Lady #1
Maria Helena Velasco ... Macumba Lady #2
Zeni Pereira ... Mother of the Bride
Eduardo Conde ... Singer in the Dance Club
Betty von Wien ... Isabella
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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La más brillante, lujosa y sexy, de las comedias! [Spanish] (The most brilliant, luxurious and sexy of comedies) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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17 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Love Rio  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,437,660, 20 February 1984

Gross USA:

$18,644,570
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second of two movies that feature Valerie Harper and Joseph Bologna. The first had been Neil Simon's Chapter Two (1979). See more »

Goofs

When Nikki goes hang-gliding, she walks up to the glider, grabs the bar, and runs towards the cliff. In the next shot, as the glider flies off, she is properly strapped in. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Hollis: I'm no longer a carnivore. I don't eat anything that's ever had parents.
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Connections

Referenced in Un moment d'égarement (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Un, Deux, Trois, Samba
Music by Oscar Castro-Neves
Lyrics by Aldir Blanc
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"Might have been the free and easy laughter in the air..."
20 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

It's a travelogue/sex-comedy with great photography of Rio, funny jokes and a pleasing early eighties feel. All the typical aspects of life in Brazil are shown like Carnival, native gods/religion, topless sunbathers, street dancers, the monolith dome with Jesus on top etc. There are a lot of funny lines that will keep you entertained and Michael Caine delivers them well. The soundtrack has a lot of bossa nova strains (composed by Ken Wannberg) and adds to the sexy, lighthearted mood.


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