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Girl from Rio (2001)

Chica de Río (original title)
Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

Director:

Christopher Monger

Writers:

Juan Carlos Guerrero Torres (idea), Julián Ibáñez (screenplay) (as Julian Ibañez) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Raymond
Vanessa Nunes Vanessa Nunes ... Orlinda
Santiago Segura ... Paulo
Patrick Barlow Patrick Barlow ... Strothers
Lia Williams ... Cathy
Nelson Xavier ... Bichero
Hugh Lloyd ... Albert
John Junkin ... Mr. Bigelow
Julio Levy Julio Levy ... Copacabana Concierge (as Julio Levi)
Paul Jerricho Paul Jerricho ... Inspector
Kacey Ainsworth ... Sales Assistant
Glynis Brooks Glynis Brooks ... Mrs. Grace
Arthur Cox ... Bank Customer
Ann Morrish Ann Morrish ... Bank Customer
Paul Mari Paul Mari ... Larry
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Storyline

Raymond is a bank clerk that dream on Rio de Janeiro and the beautiful and exotic samba dancer Orlinda. He has a secret class of samba at night, where he teaches the rhythm and how to dance samba to British persons. One day, he finds that his wife is cheating him with his boss and he decides to rob the bank and go to Rio de Janeiro to meet his passion. In the arrival, he meets the cab driver Paulo, an authentic 'malandro carioca' (smart guy born in Rio) and he crosses the way of the powerful 'bicheiro' (owner of an illegal and popular Brazilian lottery, called 'jogo de bicho' - translating, would be animal lottery), getting into trouble. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Have you ever dreamt of escaping to a land where the sun, sea sand and most of all Samba dancing is in everyone's prime lifestyle? Raymond has! See more »

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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota do Rio See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Raymond: Well I can positively say... THINGS CANNOT GET ANY WORSE
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Silêncio
Performed by Adriana Maciel
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A lame pseudo-Latino flick
21 November 2005 | by ZsofiSee all my reviews

This was one of the lamest movies we watched in the last few months with a predictable plot line and pretty bad acting (mainly from the supporting characters). The interview with Hugh Laurie on the DVD was actually more rewarding than the film itself...

Hugh Laurie obviously put a lot of effort into learning how to dance the Samba but the scope of his character only required that he immerse himself at the kiddie end of the pool. The movie is based on the appearance of a lovely girl and great music but these are not sufficient to make good entertainment.

If you have never seen Rio, or the inside of a British bank, this film is for you. 2 out of 10.


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