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Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 September 1988 (USA)
A US actor gets a gig in South American Parador. When the dictator dies, he's forced to play him for real and gets his mistress. Can they change Parador?

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writers:

Charles G. Booth (story), Leon Capetanos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Jack Noah
Raul Julia ... Roberto Strausmann
Sônia Braga ... Madonna (as Sonia Braga)
Jonathan Winters ... Ralph
Fernando Rey ... Alejandro
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Self
Michael Greene Michael Greene ... Clint
Polly Holliday ... Midge
Milton Gonçalves ... Carlo
Charo ... Madame Loop
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Magda
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Gunther
Richard Russell Ramos Richard Russell Ramos ... Dieter Lopez
José Lewgoy ... Archbishop
Dann Florek ... Toby
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Storyline

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not close friends and employees of the dictator. Written by Rob Hartill

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Welcome to Parador. The Dictator's cold, the First Lady's hot, and the People are revolting... and actor Jack Noah just got the role of his life. He's not the first actor to impersonate a president... but he may be the last. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The previous Paradorian National Anthem, "O Parador" is sung to the tune of "O Christmas Tree." This is a reference to the mostly unknown and unnoticed fact that in some Latin American countries, the Knights of Columbus Anthem is sung to the tune of "O Christmas Tree." See more »

Goofs

When Ralph (Jonathan Winters) meets Simms/Jack (Richard Dreyfuss) after the TV speech recording, he asks to use the president's bathroom. Simms gives him the direction "one left, one right, two more left". But as Ralph exits the door, he turns right instead of left. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: Take a look. You know who that is? That's Madonna Mendez. Look at the hooters.
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

O Parador
Traditional
Words by Will Holt, Leon Capetanos and Paul Mazursky
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Moon Over Parador
9 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Hilarious comedy with Dreyfuss playing an actor who is asked by tough guy Julia to impersonate a dictator who has turned cold and very dead. Lots of laughs to be credited to director Mazursky, who makes an appearance in drag as the dictator's mother.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moon Over Parador See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,268,975, 11 September 1988

Gross USA:

$11,444,204

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,444,204
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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