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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

During a scene where Jack has to address the crowd as the Paradorian President, he ad-libs his lines and uses the text for the song "The Impossible Dream" from 'Man of La Mancha'. Only Roberto catches on, a reference to Raul Julia's leading role (Don Quixote) in the Broadway version of 'Man of La Mancha'. 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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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ni te tengo, ni te olvido
By L. Barday
Performed by Julio Iglesias
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Great Comedic Thrills In Backward Banana Republic!
25 December 2005 | by greene515See all my reviews

Superb comic farce from Paul Mazursky, Richard Dreyfuss, plays Jack Noah a fairly successful actor- who is On location shooting a film in a fictitious Latin American banana republic Parador,Ruled by the Fascist, Alfonse Sims who unfortunately has succumbed of a heart attack after indulging in too many local cocktails! Raul Julia plays the oily chief of police who forces the reluctant Noah To impersonate the Just deceased dictator who Noah bears a remarkable resemblance, Sonia Braga plays the dictator's glamorously lusty mistress, who gives Noah a few lessons in how to 'act' like a dictator, Jonathan Winter's literally rounds off the cast as a CIA man In Parador posing as a hammock salesman. Can Noah win over the people of Parador? and hold off the rebels? And give the performance of a lifetime without losing his in the process? Sammy Davis Jnr,has a cameo as himself who amusingly croons the national anthem of Parador as well as Begin the Beguine, Frog Number one(Fernando Rey pops up as a kindly servant, Charo is also on hand as A busty maid, The score by Maurice Jarre,is excellent.


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