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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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Welcome to Parador. The Dictator's cold, the First Lady's hot, the people are revolting... and Jack Noah just got the role of his life. 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

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some movie posters featured a long preamble that read: "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 »

Quotes

Roberto Strausmann: [to Jack, pointing to hanging meat] Japanese beef. Omaha beef.
[pointing to a hanging corpse]
Roberto Strausmann: Alphonse Simms.
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Connections

References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Lilli Marleen
Music by Norbert Schultze
Words by Hans Leip
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So it wasn't the greatest picture ever made.
17 May 2006 | by MiserblOFSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. It was funny, cute, silly, and entertaining. Had a fine cast and really got hammered by some critics for reasons that I truly don't understand. No, it wasn't "The Grapes of Wrath" or "Casablanca" or even "Moonstruck", but it was an enjoyable film.

Julia was excellent playing the psychotic 'man behind the man'. The story is a little silly to be sure, but it this isn't high drama, folks. I happened to see a review of the film, probably the only good one it got and then ran into it one night when looking for a movie. I never heard it was supposed to stink until after I saw it, and I'm glad I saw it. Eventually bought the VHS tape on the bargain pile, and I watch it a couple times a year.


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