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Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 September 1988 (USA)
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..... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writers:

Charles G. Booth (story), Leon Capetanos (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Jack Noah / President Alphonse Simms
Raul Julia ... Roberto Strausmann
Sônia Braga ... Madonna Mendez (as Sonia Braga)
Jonathan Winters ... Ralph
Fernando Rey ... Alejandro
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Sammy Davis Jr.
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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He's not the first actor to become President . . . But he may be the last. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pleine lune sur Parador See more »

Filming Locations:

Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,444,204
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Due to the film's publicity and marketing schedule, many of the movie's stars were able to attend the most densely packed (UK non-Award), celebrity event 'Save the Rose Theatre' campaign's public PR day in May 1989. See more »

Quotes

Roberto Strausmann: Who sent for you?
Dieter Lopez: His Excellency.
Jack Noah: Mr. Lopez... uh... Dieter.
Dieter Lopez: These documents need your signature.
Roberto Strausmann: He has to read them first.
Dieter Lopez: But of course.
Roberto Strausmann: Leave us!
Dieter Lopez: But, these papers are very urgent, your Excellency. It's for the new dam.
Roberto Strausmann: Damn the dam! Get out!
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Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Lilli Marleen
Music by Norbert Schultze
Words by Hans Leip
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An unmined gem ...
25 July 2001 | by jlacerraSee all my reviews

This little-appreciated movie is one of my favorites. I can watch it over and over. Dreyfus and Braga are masterful, but Raul Julia steals the show! A tongue-in-cheek, menacingly humorous Gomez Addams, with just the right tone for this irreverent spoof of this oft-told story.

Generally untrumpeted and unappreciated, Moon Over Parador allows you to check out of reality and join the fun going on up on the screen. Two thumbs up!


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