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Bolero (1984)

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Set in the 1920s, a young woman sets out to lose her virginity. Her mission leads her to a Moroccan sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter.

Director:

John Derek

Writer:

John Derek
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bo Derek ... Lida MacGillivery
George Kennedy ... Cotton
Andrea Occhipinti ... Angel
Ana Obregón ... Catalina
Olivia d'Abo ... Paloma
Greg Bensen Greg Bensen ... Sheik
Ian Cochrane Ian Cochrane ... Robert Stewart
Mirta Miller ... Evita
Mickey Knox ... Sleazy Moroccan Guide
Paul Stacey Paul Stacey ... Young Valentino #1
James Stacey James Stacey ... Young Valentino #2
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Storyline

Follows the tale of a young woman's sexual awakening and subsequent journey around the world in pursuit of her ideal lover. Encounters include an Arabian sheik and a Spanish bullfighter. Her friend and butler accompany her and help to arrange her couplings. Moderate nudity and soft-porn. Written by Tony Bridges <tbridges@spicer.com>

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The Hottest Erotic Film Of The Century See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Prior to this movie's theatrical release, an industry executive once said of this film to People Magazine: "Says one studio Vice President, 'If it's a bomb, we can all applaud the fact that we don't have to talk to them. But Bo (Derek) is still a name, and she will still get financing. No one is too much trouble if they've just come off a hit." See more »

Goofs

The number and placement of the lances during the final bull fight sequence continuously change. See more »

Quotes

Lida MacGillivery: I haven't been in my home country until I left.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Breakin' (2016) See more »

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What a body!....er that's it
7 June 2003 | by augustianSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a well-scripted plot,believable characters, firm direction and seamless editing then Bolero is a strange film to see. I cannot believe that Bo Derek's character finds it impossible to lose her virginity anywhere but in Spain. The film itself lacks interesting plot and characters and most of the time is just plain boring. However, I suspect that just about everyone, myself included, who sees this film only sees it for one thing - The Body, and it does not disappoint. The lighting and camera work shows off Ms Derek's shape to best advantage although the end fantasy scene is spoilt by flashes of light.

I've given a rating of 3 for Bolero simply because The Body lifts it above 1. If you want to see Bo derek's body, watch this or Tarzan the Ape Man. If you want to watch anything else, watch something else.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,579,240, 3 September 1984

Gross USA:

$8,914,881

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,914,881
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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