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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.

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John Derek

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John Derek
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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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An Adventure in Ecstasy See more »

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy See more »

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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
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rather than allow the film to be released with an X-rating, John Derek chose to release the film unrated instead. According to Wikipedia, "Bolero (1984) was released with no MPAA rating. Its nudity and sexual content disqualified it from an R rating. At the time of release, the NC-17 rating had not yet been established and the only higher rating being X, John Derek decided to release the film unrated. The film is officially on DVD with an R rating with no cuts." See more »

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Catalina: I hope you think I am as beautiful with my clothes off as I think you are.
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"That THING will work, I guarantee you!"
5 November 2003 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Bo Derek plays a college graduate who is also a virgin - and she's unconvincing on both counts. Yes, her belly-dancing scene is a highlight, but did she have to wear so much make-up all the time? The rest of the film is a plotless, worthless affair, but at least it doesn't take itself all that seriously; and it's this intentionally campy approach that keeps it at least semi-bearable. (**)


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