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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:

I must be doing something right 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First of two consecutive movie comedies of Michael Caine, who would next star in Water (1985), set in the Caribbean. Both films were predominantly mostly set in exotic locations, with Blame It on Rio (1984) set mostly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. See more »

Goofs

When Victor and Matthew are fighting in the bedroom, some of their lines were dubbed in later. The most notable is Matthew's line, "Those are my balls," because when he says it, his mouth does not move. 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

Referenced in ChickenHawk (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Grumari
Music by Oscar Castro-Neves
Lyrics by Aldir Blanc
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Blame It on Flanders
26 October 2002 | by J. Wellington PeevisSee all my reviews

At the risk of ruining my credibility, I proudly declare this as one of my favorite movies. Nobody in their right mind would ever even contemplate a movie like this now, I know. In truth, I'm always shocked it was made at all. It's subject matter beyond the pale of even the low-life studio execs who make the big decisions. The most important and amazing consideration is it was intended as mainstream release. Its not a Troma shclock job. Its a very well made, extremely well written film about a very naughty topic. Consider it a blooper, an accident, if you will, but its great. Quick synopsis, a middle aged dude messes around and falls in love with his best friends 18 year old daughter. And its not exactly tastefully told. There's a ton of gratuitous nudity which is what really dooms it, and makes it just the sort of oddity and pariah people so love to hate. I'm old now, but when i fell in love with it I was like 19 so wipe the perverted sanctimonious smirk off of your face! I like good comedy and well made on location vacation pics, that inspire me to travel. So it's the Peters-Gelbart script and the wonderful scenery that have won it a place in my cold heart. Ok, ok, topless 18 year old girls are a decided bonus.


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