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Moon Over Parador (1988)

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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A new comedy from the creators of "Down and Out In Beverly Hills" 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both this film and its earlier version The Magnificent Fraud (1939) are based on a short-story called "Caviar for His Excellency" by Charles G. Booth. See more »

Quotes

Jack Noah: [after being asked to be the dead dictator's imposter] Why couldn't you get Bobby DeNiro or Dustin Hoffman?
Roberto Strausmann: Not available! I would have given my right arm to work with Bobby DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman!
Jack Noah: [under his breath] They always say that about DeNiro and Hoffman.
Jack Noah: [comes out later dressed as Simms] Roberto! What happened? I must have fallen asleep in the meat locker.
Roberto Strausmann: [mouth agape at his resemblence to Simms] Bravo!
Jack Noah: [sticks out his tongue] On Bobby DeNiro!
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Soundtracks

O Parador
Traditional
Words by Will Holt, Leon Capetanos and Paul Mazursky
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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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