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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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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

Paul Mazursky: In drag as Momma and billed as Carlotta Gerson. 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

Roberto Strausmann: I hate actors.
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Connections

Referenced in The Writer Speaks: Paul Mazursky (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Lilli Marleen
Music by Norbert Schultze
Words by Hans Leip
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Funny, amusing, Dreyfus and Julia are wonderful together.
5 December 2001 | by babafrbySee all my reviews

This is one the few movies I can watch over and over. If you've never seen it, give it a shot. Richard Dreyfus and Raoul Julia are wonderful together and although the movie amuses me greatly, it reminds me of Julia's untimely demise. It is a good opportunity to sit back and laugh at the international intrigue that is too much with us in these time of terror and fear.


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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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